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CITY OF BALTIMORE
Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke
A RESOLUTION ENTITLED
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL concerning
Street and Transportation Projects - Complete Streets
FOR the purpose of directing the Departments of Transportation and Planning to apply "Complete Streets" principals to the planning, design, and construction of all new City transportation improvement projects; providing certain exceptions; requiring annual reports on the implementation of "Complete Streets" principals; and generally relating to transportation improvement projects.
Baltimore's streets provide the critical framework for current and future development while playing a major role in establishing the image and identity of the City. Recognizing this, City planners and transportation officials have made consistent efforts to improve the streetscape and make the City's transportation network responsive to the changing needs of our citizens. These efforts have included an expanded focus on measures to make streets more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians.
While these efforts have borne fruit, allowing Baltimore to rank above many southern and western cities in pedestrian safety, a recent study showed that Baltimore was still more dangerous for pedestrians than many peer cities in the Northeast and Midwest. Maryland as a whole also ranks near the bottom in spending on street accommodations for cyclis...Click here for full text