Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bicycling Past the I-95 Mess

Yes I-95 between Girard and Betsy Ross Bridge will be closed tomorrow and probably on Thursday due to emergency construction. These motorists on I-95 at the Vine Street Expressway Ramp decided that driving backwards on an interstate was a better idea than sitting for hours on the highway.

SEPTA added longer trains on the R7 and R3 but included this warning for bus riders in the vicinity of closed highway.

Passengers should be aware that SEPTA bus Routes 1, 3, 5, 14, 20, 25,
39, 43, 50, 54, 60, 66, 73, 84 and 89 operate in the vicinity of I-95.
Riders who use these routes should expect delays as traffic from I-95 is
diverted onto area roads.

But as the Center City Congestion Study proves, bicycles can maneuver through the worst traffic.

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Red Lines show bike lanes on streets parallel to the closed section of I-95