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Baltimore City Council pass key bills on transportation, affordable housing, diaper stations

Posted at 8:05 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 08:05:34-04

The Baltimore City Council passed several key bills in Monday nights meeting.

There are three bills and one is getting a lot of attention from people who commute to the city by car, bus or bike.The bill is called Complete Streets. It would improve sidewalk conditions for pedestrians, improve street design, reduce speeds for drivers to ease congestion and help reduce the number of crashes.

Bus lanes will be added to make for a faster commute for bus riders and  add bike lanes and bike paths for bike riders.

Councilman Ryan Dorsey, the lead sponsor of "Complete Streets," was excited about the bill.

The overall goal of complete streets is to get some people out of their cars and encourage them to walk, ride a bike or take public transportation with the hope that it will spur economic growth. 

Another bill approved an affordable housing trust fund for the city.

The third bill would require new businesses to add diaper changing facilities to restrooms for both men and women.