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    Electric Bikes on Philadelphia Transit?

    I posted this on the Electric Bike forum, but I noticed there were some previous Philly-specific threads on this General Discussion forum, so I figure there are more Philadelphians here.

    SEPTA is the Philadelphia, PA area transit authority. Their website says no "motorized" bicycles are permitted on their vehicles, but they don't get into gasoline versus electric. From one point of view, obviously, a motor is a motor, but I'm thinking that because in Pennsylvania law an electric assisted bicycle is just a bicycle, not a motor vehicle, SEPTA should take them. Anybody ever tried it, and what if any reaction did you get from the staff?

    --Paul

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    If it's electric, and hidden behind panniers, I doubt they'd even know!

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    SEPTA is very liberal on their bicycle policies and I doubt they will reject an electric bicycle. If there are no platforms, you may have difficulty carrying the bike on and off.

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    Thanks, guys--I'll give it a try.

    Thanks, guys, I'll give it a try.

    --Paul
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    Yeah go for it...you'll still have the problem of fitting the bike onto the vehicle, since with the commuter trains they make you roll it all the way to the back, which means rolling it down the incredibly skinny aisle, past a whole lot of irritated people.

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