Baltimore Streets: Slower and Safer? | WYPR

Baltimore Streets: Slower and Safer?

Aug 18, 2020

Baltimore City Department of Transportation Slow Streets barricades on a street in Baltimore.
Credit Melissa Gerr

Humans and cars have always had to share the road. But that territory is in demand as more people spread to the outdoors in order to physically distance during the pandemic. Neighborhood organizer Odette Ramos tells us about Slow Streets, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation's effort to calm traffic and make residential streets safer. And Del. Robbyn Lewis discusses building on the momentum of Slow Streets ... with her newly formed coalition Livable Streets. The group promotes ‘people first’ street design in African American and Latino neighborhoods in Baltimore.

For a list of Slow Streets, visit this link. For more information about Livable Streets, visit this link.