Baltimore City ranks 11th nationwide for walkability, but the suburbs? They belong to the cars. Far too many of the communities have no sidewalks, no protected areas for children to play, no designated pedestrian lanes and no safe passage to the store, park, school, library, coffee shop or even the neighbors’ house. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Surgeon General call for more walking and more walkable neighborhoods, local government isn’t making it safe for children or adults. My neighborhood in Baltimore County is fantastic if you’re a car; not so much if you’re a kid looking to play.
Advocating for ‘walkability’ in car-centric Baltimore-area ‘burbs
June 22, 2021