Build a Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway on the I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge sign now

We support the inclusion of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the new I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge. The ability for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey is severely limited. More than half of the bridges crossing the river do not allow bike-ped access.

The Bridge is scheduled to be built within the next few years. The Commission has conducted a significant public outreach program and according to the consultant the top request for the Scudder Falls Bridge project is the inclusion of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway.

A bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the Scudder Falls Bridge would:

Connect two major linear trails; the Delaware Canal and the D & R Canal.
Improve equity It would be the first crossing of the Delaware River accessible to persons with disabilities
Would encourage bicycle tourists to explore beyond Washington Crossing south to Yardley, Morrisville and West Trenton
Would bring the bridge into compliance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance for non-motorized transportation access.

Bicycle and pedestrian access to bridges are encouraged in all regional transportation plans including the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commissions Long Range Plan as well as the respective New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans. There have also been resolutions of support passed in the affected communities of Ewing Township, NJ and Lower Makefield Township, PA.

The estimated cost of the pathway is 14 Million Dollars or about 7\% of the total cost of the 200+ million dollar project. The FHWA recommends inclusion of such facilities if the cost does not exceed 20\% of the total cost.

Concern about oil prices, public health, climate change and dwindling highway funds are helping to shift public sentiment towards simpler energy efficient transportation choices, especially bicycling and walking. The Commission should take into account that transportation priorities may change during the 50 year lifespan of the new bridge and access for all users of our transportation system is the most prudent, economical choice.

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  • 26 February 20161000. Richard Ct
    I support this petition
  • 23 February 2016999. Barry Andloisp
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 2016998. Christopher C
    I support the inclusion of the bike/ped walkway City, State Phila., PA
  • 20 February 2016997. Richard W
    I often bike with family & friends in the New Hope area. This would create a nice southern loop. City, State Havertown, PA
  • 19 February 2016996. Janis K
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  • 30 January 2016991. Margaret S
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  • 30 January 2016990. Scott T
    Bicycles should have access to all bridges crossing the Delaware. . City, State Yardley, Pa
  • 30 January 2016989. Rindy B
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  • 27 January 2016985. David Fr
    Gasoline at $4/gal - of course we want a bike option City, State Collegeville, PA
  • 27 January 2016984. Michael R
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  • 22 January 2016982. Zachary G
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  • 20 January 2016981. Gregory J
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  • 18 January 2016980. Tracy Rc
    Please, bicycle and pedestrian access. City, State Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • 17 January 2016979. Richard B
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  • 16 January 2016978. William Js
    An up-to-date bridege requires ped/bicycle access. City, State Phila., PA
  • 09 January 2016977. Michael C
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016976. Lawrence C
    If the government is serious about promoting alternative, energy efficient transportation, then the bridge must include a bicycle & pedestrian crossing. City, State Pennsylvania
  • 07 January 2016975. Deb S
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Dean KruegerBy:
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The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

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