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Mayor Catherine Pugh signs Complete Streets Bill

Posted: 10:56 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 03:57:37Z

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has signed into law the Complete Streets Bill which was aimed to provide 'complete streets' in the city and expand future efforts of transportation networks for Baltimore communities.

Baltimore City Department of Transportation hopes to implement projects that will make Baltimore City residents and visitors see the streets become safer for everyone.

“Baltimore’s roadways should safely accommodate pedestrians, motorists and cyclists, and this legislation will help us achieve that objective,” said Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau.  “With Complete Streets legislation, the importance of safe access for all users of the city’s transportation network is emphasized. Our Complete Streets legislation will ultimately provide citizens with additional transportation choices, improved accessibility, and a more welcoming street environment for better livability throughout all communities.”

The legislation first introduced by Councilmember Ryan Dorsey and the support of City Council members has had the vision of creating a city transportation system that would grow and include full interconnectivity of all modes and travel options, system preservation and innovation for convenient travel in Baltimore.

“Safe passage on and through our streets is critical to Baltimore’s livability, and DOT, the Mayor, and City Council should be proud of this cutting-edge legislation,” said Jon Laria, Chair of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Commission. “We must continue to work together to make our streets welcoming for residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

DOT has built over 125 lane miles of bike facilities and the City recently launched a pilot program for dockless scooters and bicycles.