After Nearly 20 Years, The Ben Franklin Ramp Is Happening!

Sad 2011 John Boyle, make room for Happy 2019 John Boyle.

After nearly 20 years of our Research Director John Boyle’s tireless advocacy with the Delaware River Port Authority, DRPA is nearing completion of a ramp on the bridge’s southern walkway. This will provide seamless active transportation connectivity to one of the few bike/ped friendly crossings of the Delaware River.

John worked tirelessly at this over the years on behalf of the Bicycle Coalition, including attending at least 50 meetings of the DRPA Citizens Advisory Committee, and his work has paid off!

The ramp will open in spring/summer of this year, at which point it will become a game changer for connectivity between New Jersey and PA. The current connection on the north walkway leaves much to be desired, as you can see from the pic below. 

Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia. We’re a member-funded organization, and we can’t advocate for building out the region’s bicycle network without your support. Join or donate today to partner with us and make your ride better.

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Topics: Biking Outside The Region, Biking the Suburbs, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network, Featured, The Circuit

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