Remember that petition for a westbound protected bike lane on the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge we published a little over a year ago?
We just got an exciting update from PennDOT!
PennDOT anticipates that a modular curb system with flexible delineator posts will be installed by the end of November 2020 on the westbound side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge over the Schuylkill River. This project safety enhancement will make the boundary between the westbound bike lane and the adjacent vehicular traffic lane more visible to both drivers and bicyclists.
This means that both westbound and eastbound sides of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge will now have protected bicycle paths!
This photo is an example of the modular curb system with flexible delineator posts:
Thank you so much for all your support in this action -- by signing our petition that kicked this all off!
Our work produced:
a petition that garnered over 600 signatures
a round of articles in local media
plus we received letters of support from State Representatives serving both ends of the bridge:
These new protected lanes plus the near opening of the Swing Bridge over the Schuylkill River connecting to Bartrams' Trail will mean there will soon be several new means of safe pedestrian and bicycle access connecting West and Southwest with South Philly and Center City!
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This change coupled with oTIS' proposal for Southwest Philly Complete Streets Projects plus the Washington Ave Repaving and Improvement Project, will open up a whole new world of possibility for walking and biking around the city.
We hope you continue to support our efforts here at 5th Square for a more accessible, sustainable, equitable Philadelphia for all residents.