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Released: 4/26/2013 

Public Meeting on May 14 to Discuss Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian/Bike Ramp Design

 

Stakeholders Invited to Provide Input on Camden Access Ramp

 

The Delaware River Port Authority is inviting bicyclists, walkers, advocates for  people with disabilities and other stakeholders to a public meeting to discuss design options for the access ramp proposed for the south side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge’s New Jersey landing.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the 11th Floor Board Room at One Port Center.  A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.

“The project will replace a stairway on the south side of the bridge in Camden with a ramp that meets all accessibility requirements outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Dan Cosgrove, the project engineer.  “We expect a completed ramp to encourage more commuter and recreational bridge customers to bike or walk between Philadelphia and Camden.”

Participants will be able to examine several conceptual design options. DRPA engineers and design consultants will be on hand to explain the design concepts, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and answer questions or address concerns.

Stakeholder feedback will be conveyed to the DRPA Board of Commissioners, which will make the final decision about which design to accept.

Public inquiries or comments about the project can be emailed to the DRPA at bikeramp@drpa.org .

The proposed design alternatives can be viewed on DRPA's website at http://www.drpa.org/projects/bfb_walkway.html.

    
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The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that connects millions of people and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The DRPA owns and operates the PATCO commuter rail line and the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross toll bridges.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.  For more information, please visit our website: www.drpa.org or follow us on Twitter: @DRPA_PaandNJ.


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