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Ben Franklin Bridge Eastbound Access

Product No.: TR21045
Date Published: 2/2022

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Geographic Area Covered: Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, Franklin Square, Monument Plaza, 6th Street, Race Street, 5th Street, I-676, Franklin Street, Callowhill Street

Abstract: The eastbound entrance to the Ben Franklin Bridge is surrounded by attractions and amenities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. A newly completed ADA-compliant ramp on the Camden side of the bridge has improved accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities to access the bridge. However, heavy traffic and a roadway design that is primarily vehicle-oriented continue to pose a barrier to multimodal bridge access on the Philadelphia side. The purpose of this study was to explore alternatives for roadway reconfiguration as well as other streetscape improvements to provide multimodal connections between Franklin Square Park, Monument Plaza, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge path, and upcoming or proposed facilities such as the Franklin Square PATCO station and Race Street bike lane.

Key Words: Ben Franklin Bridge, reconfiguration, multimodal access, Philadelphia, Franklin Square, Monument Plaza

Staff Contact(s)

Project Team

  • Christopher R. Pollard  Manager, Office of GIS
  • Kelsey McElduff  Senior Transportation Engineer
  • Kendra Nelson  Associate Planner

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