Make Wyman Park Drive Safe for Pedestrians

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Make Wyman Park Drive Safe for Pedestrians

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David Belew started this petition to Mayor of Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and

Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's most historic and important green space, but it is surrounded by hostile roadways making it dangerous to access without a car. Important projects are underway to remedy this where Druid Park Lake Drive divides the park from Reservoir Hill. The park's eastern gateway of Wyman Park Drive is also in desperate need of intervention. This is the main point of entry to the park for a large swath of neighborhoods including Hampden, Stone Hill, Remington, and Charles Village.

Three high speed roads intersect here and with no crosswalk or connecting sidewalk it is a literal deathtrap for pedestrians trying to walk to the park. After years of inaction, Baltimore City must take immediate steps to make this intersection of Keswick Avenue, Sisson Street, and Wyman Park Drive safe for pedestrians. There have been too many close calls! Pedestrians should not be forced to walk in the middle of the road.You should not need a car to safely access Druid Hill Park.

"Billy goat trails" made by countless park users tromping through the gravel and grass showcase the popularity of this entry point. Longer-term projects may fix this deathtrap. In the meantime, the City could put up water barriers or at least paint a crosswalk to improve this intersection. With every delay, the chances of a vulnerable person dying after being struck by a car increases.

This does not cost that much. It should not be so hard. A crosswalk could be painted within days and barriers creating a temporary sidewalk could provide safe access as the City pursues a permanent solution. Make your voice heard and demand that the City show respect for people just trying to walk to their park!

 

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