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Released: 5/13/2010 

DRPA Celebrates National Bike to Work Week

On May 17th, people all around the country will leave their cars in the garage and rely on another form of transportation for their commute to work – a bicycle. May is National Bike Month and one of the major events of the month is the weeklong Bike to Work Week. The Delaware River Port Authority will show its support for National Bike to Work Week by extending the hours of the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway.

From May 17 through May 21, the north walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., daily. Walkway hours are weather permitting.  The south walkway is closed for repairs and maintenance.

"We are pleased to continue to work closely with the bike community and always welcome them and pedestrians to use the walkway of the Ben Franklin Bridge, one of the few bridges in the country that provides for three modes of transportation," said DRPA CEO John J. Matheussen.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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