Bike Lanes Blocked on Grays Ferry Bridge
PENNDOT has closed the bike lanes aon the Grays Ferry Bridge for construction. Grays Ferry Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction on the bridge over the Schuylkill River for deck repair, concrete patching and resurfacing.
PENNDOT's policy is to provide safe passage to bicycles and pedestrians through construction zones but it is rarely implemented. We have had a similar problem with the bike lane being blocked at 6th St at Franklin Square, it is still blocked by a concrete barricade.
Here is the national standard on accommodating bicycles and pedestrians through construction zones in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
CHAPTER 6F. TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE DEVICES
Section 6F.01 Types of Devices
Whenever the acronym “TTC” is used in this Chapter, it refers to “temporary traffic control”.
The needs and control of all road users (motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians within the highway, including persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II, Paragraph 35.130) through a TTC zone shall be an essential part of highway construction, utility work, maintenance operations, and the management of traffic incidents.
The design and application of TTC devices used in TTC zones should consider the needs of all road users (motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians), including those with disabilities.