The MBTA has announced a long-awaited enhancement to its “Pedal & Park” secure bike parking facilities. Ever since the first Pedal & Park was installed at Alewife Station in 2008, MassBike has urged the T to close what we saw as a significant gap in security – there was no way to identify the owner of a Bike CharlieCard used to control entry (and those cards were available to anyone simply by asking).
So we are pleased that, effective May 1, 2013, bicyclists must register either a Charliecard OR their Bike CharlieCard online to access these bike parking facilities. There will be no charge for this and it will further enhance the MBTA′s efforts to provide safe and secure areas for bike parking.
You can register your card anytime, but starting May 1st, unregistered cards will no longer open the Pedal & Parks. You can use any CharlieCard; the T is no longer issuing special Bike CharlieCards – these are now collector’s items!
Pedal & Park facilities are now open at Alewife, Forest Hills, South Station, Braintree, Oak Grove and Wonderland. In 2013, 8 more Pedal & Parks will open at Ashmont, Davis, Malden, Back Bay, Dudley, Wollaston, Alewife and Beverly.
Click here to register your Bike CharlieCard or regular CharlieCard now for uninterrupted access to Pedal & Parks.