Howard and 29th Street Traffic Safety Improvements

As part of the City’s Toward Zero program, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation develops and implements “quick build” traffic safety improvements.  These improvements seek to mitigate contributing factors to traffic safety deficiencies at intersections by:

  • Reducing crossing distances for pedestrians
  • Slowing turning speeds of automobiles conflicting with pedestrians
  • Narrowing travel lanes to encourage slower speeds
  • Improving sight-lines between all users
  • Other engineered safety enhancements

The use of materials includes pavement markings, flexible delineators, paint/artwork, and planters.  The projects are implemented in a short period and can be modified easily based on field observations.  The goal for the quick build projects is to test strategies to improve safety, which if successful, can be advanced to more permanent design and construction in the future. 


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