Sunday, May 11, 2008

DRPA Celebrates National Bike Week

News Released: 5/8/2008

May 12 through May 16 is National Bike Week . The Delaware River Port Authority is supporting this worthwhile effort by extending Walkway Hours on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

On Monday May 12th, Thursday May 15th and Friday May 16th the South walkway will be open until 8pm.

On Tuesday May 13th and Wednesday May 14th when the Camden Riversharks will be hosting the Long Island Ducks, the South walkway will be open until 10pm or 30 minutes after the last out.

The Ben Franklin Bridge Walkways would normally close at 7pm.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.


Anonymous said...


7pm?? It gets dark at 8! I thought they leave it open for an hour after dark? They've always got security up there so what's the big deal?

However it doesn't need to stay open 24, 7 since taking PATCO with a bike is really easy.

At least this is a start and might show the DRPA that it's not a big deal to keep it open till at least 10pm.

Anonymous said...

In 2001 and 2002 (and maybe 2003) it was kept open until 10:00 pm during the summer.