• NJ Transit eliminates bike accessible bus over Del Mem. Bridge

    by  • April 14, 2010 • Transit • 5 Comments

    NJ Transit announced today that it will discontinue Salem County Transit (SCOT) route 423 effective May 1. The bike rack equipped buses offered 4 weekday round trips over the Delaware Memorial Bridge between Rodney Square and Pennsville/Penns Grove. Though the service was rarely used by bicyclists, its bike rack equipped buses served as the only reliable way to travel over the Delaware River via bicycle between the Cape May Lewes Ferry and the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

    The Three Forts Ferry offers four round trips between Delaware City and Fort Mott NJ on select days during the summer months, however we have heard of ferry operators refusing to carry bikes on board. Call (302) 834-7941 ahead of time to confirm that they will carry your bicycle.

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    5 Responses to NJ Transit eliminates bike accessible bus over Del Mem. Bridge

    1. Pardes
      April 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks John for keeping on top of thing!

    2. Frank Warnock
      April 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      Not surprised. Christie is axing everything, even trying to repeal blue laws in Bergen County. Best of luck to the NJ Bicycle Coalition.

    3. Delawarean
      May 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

      NJ Transit has announced Bus Route 423 will operate through Friday, May 28. See their website posting at http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceAdjustmentTo&AdjustmentId=6607 . So people can still ride the bus across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and take along their bike–for a couple more weeks.

    4. paulcurrie
      June 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      Can you help? I am looking to ride from Lancaster past vineland to Stone Harbor NJ, and the best route is over the Del Memorial Bridge. I don't need to ride over the bridge, and is there some way to get transported over the bridge?

    5. Frank Warnock
      June 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      To my knowledge, they are required to give transport to the non-motorized who request it over the DE Mem Bridge. I know someone who got a ride, but had to wait at the bridge office about 45 min. for a DOT vehicle to show. I would call the Delaware Bicycle Council just to be sure, though: (302)760-BIKE. It's a DelDOT committee, and at the least, they can put you in touch with those who can assist. If you get a phone number, maybe calling ahead will reduce the wait. Let us know how it goes.

      Good luck, Paul!

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