In 2017, flex-posts were installed on a small portion of the South Street Bridge because of speeding vehicles getting on and off of the bridge, and the hazardous CHOP Roberts Center garage entrance. Currently, there are no protective flex-post on either side of the bridge for bikes traveling eastbound or westbound. We need the public’s support, and the support of CHOP and Penn employees, to help make this happen.
The Bicycle Coalition is working with a group of employees at Children’s Hospital (CHOP Commuter Advocacy Group, or CCAG) to better understand how bicycle commuters and the community feel about their overall safety experience when using the bridge and to see what other corridors they feel improvements are needed so we can focus our advocacy efforts in this area.
With CHAG, we will work on a proposal that creates safety, equity, and inclusion for all users of the South Street Bridge and the communities it connects with. This can be an opportunity to request improvements, from CHOP, for the bridge by installing protected bike lanes with Tuff Curb pillars which provides a seamless barrier between cars and bikes.
If you use the South Street Bridge, work at CHOP or Penn, or just ride in the area, please take a few minutes to fill out and share our survey.