Biking around town, I discovered some very nice street treatments that diverted vehicular traffic but allowed pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Anywhere else in the world, this is a bicycle boulevard treatment. Here in Baltimore, I was taken a little off guard.
The two traffic diverters (Madison at Bloom and Robert), coupled with the Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School form an almost perfect bicycle boulevard. Riding at rush hour this morning presented no traffic north of McMechen and only a couple cars south of McMechen. Took this down to the future MLK, Jr. Sidepath and down around Camden Yards.
So, what do you think? With the community’s approval, should we push for this as a bike boulevard? Yes, Guilford Ave is still in the works, but Madison is already built.