Petition: Tell PennDOT We Need a Safer Grays Ferry Bridge

Tell PennDOT that you support a protected bicycle path for both sides of the Grays Ferry Bridge.

The Grays Ferry Bridge is currently undergoing a $13.3 million rehabilitation project led by PennDOT.  This project currently includes a protected bicycle/pedestrian multi-use path on the eastbound side, but has an unprotected, buffered (paint-only) bicycle lane on the westbound side.

Let PennDOT know that people using bicycles need a physical barrier on the westbound side to protect them from the cars that speed along this route.  This is a request that the City has been also been asking for, but has yet to be fulfilled.

Adding a protected barrier will have no impact on automobile travel lanes, but will make the road safer for people on bicycles.

The Grays Ferry Bridge is an important link for West, Southwest, and South Philly residents, directly connecting the neighborhoods of Kingsessing with Grays Ferry.  It is also a vital connector for many in Southwest and West Philly to the Grays Ferry Crescent, slated to become part of the larger Schuylkill River Trail.

This project is currently in its construction phase, with completion targeted for late 2020.  It is not too late for PennDOT to incorporate this change!

Sign this petition today to let PennDOT know that we need a protected bike path for both sides of this vital connector and share this petition on social media.

Please also tell PennDOT directly that you would like a protected bicycle lane on the westbound side using their Grays Ferry Bridge Project web contact form.

This petition is a joint-effort between the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) and 5th Square.

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  • Ethan Diamond
    signed 2021-01-01 19:53:47 -0500
  • Sam Guestroom
    signed 2020-10-15 16:01:55 -0400
  • Mark Zwanger
    signed 2020-09-18 07:50:12 -0400
  • Roman Krivitsky
    signed 2020-07-21 17:33:53 -0400
  • Jen Moore
    signed 2019-12-04 07:33:24 -0500
    I would love to use Greys Ferry to commute to my job but it is currently too dangerous.
  • Kevin I. Ivery
    signed 2019-10-22 09:58:01 -0400
    Help all Citizens and all communities!
  • Meagan Cusack
    signed 2019-10-21 10:27:48 -0400
  • Jesse Blumenstock
    signed 2019-10-16 23:20:11 -0400
  • Robert Baron
    signed 2019-09-28 23:34:00 -0400
    I am in Philadelphia a lot, and my child is in college here. We need a dense Protected Bike Lane network to keep us safe.
  • Benjamin Gray
    signed 2019-09-24 18:06:15 -0400
  • Chris Hershberger-Esh
    signed 2019-09-19 13:26:36 -0400
  • Kristin DiPasquo
    signed 2019-09-09 13:33:58 -0400
  • Hank Garrett
    signed 2019-09-06 15:04:13 -0400
  • Kevin Mulroy
    signed 2019-09-06 11:02:32 -0400
  • Bernardino Allegretti
    signed 2019-09-05 13:00:47 -0400
    There is no good reason not to incorporate protected bike lanes into both sides of the Grays Ferry Bridge. We all know this bridge sees a high volume of automobile traffic traveling at significant speeds on a daily basis, and as the areas around South and Southwest Philadelphia continue to see development and population growth, that will only increase. Protected bike lanes save lives – please do not put a price tag on the lives of those traveling westbound on the bridge.
  • linda hoke
    signed 2019-09-04 15:57:20 -0400
  • Claire Jaffe
    signed 2019-09-04 09:19:04 -0400
  • Christine Downs
    signed 2019-09-03 14:28:42 -0400
  • Sonia Roberts
    signed 2019-08-28 14:30:54 -0400
  • Ky Ferguson
    signed 2019-08-28 10:23:09 -0400
  • Sharp Hall
    signed 2019-08-28 08:27:19 -0400
  • Daniel Scholnick
    signed 2019-08-28 07:05:24 -0400
    As a driver and a bicyclist who uses this bridge regularly, I know deeply that two protected lanes is the only way to keep bicyclists safe.
  • Harold Lanham
    signed 2019-08-27 21:14:11 -0400
  • Diana Husanu
    signed 2019-08-27 17:12:17 -0400
  • Elizabeth Morrison
    signed 2019-08-27 17:03:01 -0400
  • Jess Benjamin
    signed 2019-08-27 16:32:35 -0400
  • Anne Pomeroy
    signed 2019-08-27 16:19:44 -0400
  • Niko Rufino
    signed 2019-08-27 16:18:05 -0400
  • William McCormick
    signed 2019-08-27 16:11:54 -0400
  • Stewart Varner
    signed 2019-08-27 16:07:14 -0400