The Department of Transportation Expands Slow Streets Program with Over 10 Additional Miles to be Installed Across Baltimore City

Implementation for the third phase of Slow Streets begins September 14, 2020, bringing the total number of miles implemented across the city to 26 miles

BALTIMORE, MD — Today, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) is excited to announce that the third round of the Slow Streets Program will soon be implemented. The Slow Streets program began on July 27, 2020 to provide a safe way of calming traffic and reducing traffic volumes to give residents more social distancing space while moving around outside.

Following the successful launch and implementation of over 16 miles of Slow Streets across the city, BCDOT will install an additional 10 miles.  Once implemented, Baltimore City residents will be able to provide official comments and feedback regarding the program evaluation.  This is a temporary initiative based on the public heath response; however, the evaluation will provide valuable information that will influence future traffic calming projects.  

Roadways that are designated as Slow Streets will be restricted to local traffic only.  Traffic calming measures will be implemented to provide neighborhoods with safe areas to social distance while walking, running, or cycling.  Residents can follow our Slow Streets progress on the GIS portal and provide feedback on the Slow Streets website once all Slow Streets installations are completed.  Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, the final round of slow streets will be implemented in the following locations:

District

Neighborhood(s)

Street

Limit 1

Limit 2

Miles

Canton, Brewers Hill 

Fleet Street 

S Chester Street 

S Haven Street 

1.32 

Frankford 

Gerland Avenue

Frankfurt Avenue 

Todd Avenue 

0.37 

Westfield 

Royston Avenue 

Milton Lane 

Eunice Avenue 

0.14 

Hamilton Hills 

Pioneer Drive 

Woodbourne Avenue 

Crozier Drive 

0.67 

Mayfield 

Norman Avenue 

Chesterfield Avenue 

Erdman Avenue 

0.35 

Lake Evesham 

Ready Avenue 

Nicholl Avenue 

Cedarcroft Road 

0.13 

Medfield 

42nd Street 

Buena Vista Avenue 

Falls Road 

0.23 

Reservoir Hill 

Park Avenue 

Whitelock Avenue 

North Ave 

0.3 

Hunting Ridge 

Winans Way 

Edmonson Avenue 

Briarclift Road 

0.4 

Ten Hills 

Nottingham Road/Atholgate Lane 

Edmonson Avenue 

S Wickham Road 

0.66 

Ten Hills 

N Chapel Gate Lane 

Edmonson Avenue 

N Rock Glen Road 

0.58 

Rognel Heights 

Seminole Avenue 

Wicklow Road 

Rokeby Road 

0.24 

11 

Ridgley's Delight 

Portland Street 

S Fremont Avenue 

S Greene Street 

0.17 

11 

Riverside 

E Randall Street 

Light Street 

Webster Street

0.38 

11 

Seton Hill 

N Paca Street 

W Franklin Street 

W Centre Street 

0.16 

12 

Greenmount West 

Barclay Street 

North Avenue 

Oliver Street 

0.31 

12 

Mount Vernon 

Read Street 

Guilford Avenue 

Charles Street 

0.2 

12 

Gay Street, Oliver 

Bond Street 

Madison Street 

North Avenue 

0.9 

13 

CARE 

N Madeira Street 

Mullikin Street 

Orleans Street 

0.04 

13 

McElderry Park, Madison-Eastend 

Lakewood Avenue 

Eager Street 

Federal Street 

0.5 

14 

Abell 

Barclay Street 

E 30th Street 

E 33rd Street 

0.24 

14 

Better Waverly, Waverly 

Old York Road 

Greenmount Avenue 

Chestnut Hill 

0.64 

14 

Wyman Park 

Tudor Arms Avenue 

W 37th Street 

W 39th Street 

0.17 

14 

Coldstream Homestead Montebello 

Montpelier Street 

Homewood Avenue 

Harford Road 

0.45 

14 

Remington 

Cresmont Avenue 

W 29th Street 

W 31st Street 

0.14 

14 

Original Northwood 

Roundhill Road 

Argonne Drive 

Loch Raven Blvd 

0.2 

14 

Better Waverly 

E 30th Street 

Greenmount Avenue 

Loch Raven Blvd 

0.39 

BCDOT began taking Slow Street nominations from city residents in July.  All nominations had to meet BCDOT’s Slow Streets criteria and required sponsorship from their respective Councilperson in order to be approved for implementation.  The deadline to submit nominations for the Slow Streets 2020 program has now passed.

As BCDOT's Slow Streets program continues to expand, agency operations will increasingly shift from implementation to the maintenance of Slow Streets.  With this in mind, BCDOT has created a new Slow Streets barricade maintenance 311 service request option.  For damaged or misplaced Slow Streets barricades, residents will now have the option of calling 311 and requesting that Slow Streets barricades either be repaired or placed back in their appropriate positions.  BCDOT encourages residents to document the service request tracking numbers for record keeping purposes.  We ask that residents help do their part to ensure the success of Slow Streets in Baltimore City.

Motorists are advised to use designated Slow Streets only if their destination is within two blocks of that street.  Residents, emergency vehicles, deliveries, and trash collection vehicles still have access to Slow Streets.  Streets with bus routes are not eligible for a Slow Streets designation.

Additional information regarding BCDOT’s Slow Street Program can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/slow-streets-program.

 

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