Remember yesterday's posting of the bike traffic jam on the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland? Well this is Philadelphia and the Delaware River Port Authority's traffic study on the west end of the Ben Franklin Bridge provides a nice East Coast response to traffic congestion.
The purpose of the Ben Franklin Bridge West Side Traffic Mitigation Study is to improve the efficiency of travel into Philadelphia and improve access to downtown destinations via the Ben Franklin Bridge.
DRPA still believes that we can build our way out of congestion. If you look at the preferred alternatives most of them do not bode well for the urban environment. Flyover ramps? What is this the 1939 Worlds Fair?
The Port Authority needs to be know the only way to keep us out of the PHOG in the dense urban core is to reduce traffic. Fill out DRPA's Online Project Survey and ask them why improving bicycle and pedestrian access is not part of the solution.
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