Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ice Wreaking Havoc on Stairs and Bridges

Tis the season to let cyclists know that they are second class transportation citizens:

1. The DRPA has closed the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway due to icy conditions. We expect the bridge to be open with the warmer weather tomorrow afternoon.

2. We have received reports that the landings on the Walnut St Bridge stairs are currently covered with solid ice. We have reported this condition to the Streets department.

Photo Michael McGettigan

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Anonymous said...


shows Copenhagen bike lanes getting plowed with a special machine. makes me jealous.

Britt said...

Just wanted to let you know that the ice is wreaking havoc on the bike racks on buses too!
Tried to put my bike up yesterday on a 42 bus, and the arm to secure the bike wouldn't extend- it was frozen solid! The bus driver tried too, no luck!

Andrew J. Besold said...

Forbidden Drive was icy in places but easily walkable and ridable with a bit of caution, on Tuesday the 23rd. I can not comment on the conditions today.