Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to be safe and accessible for all, including pedestrians, transit users, wheelchair riders, and people who rely on bicycles and e-scooters to get to work, school, and family. Each complete street is different and based on the needs of the surrounding residents and neighborhood. In 2018 Baltimore City passed the most equitable Complete Streets legislation in the country. For the first time residents around Druid Hill Park can now benefit from this people-first approach to planning.
Later in 2019 Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be launching the community-based “Druid Park Lake Drive Complete Streets” design effort to restore park access for all residents and redesign the highways around the park as neighborhood boulevards serving all residents. This study will address park access around the entire park, including Druid Park Lake Drive, Auchentoroly Terrace, Reisterstown Road, and Druid Park Drive. The schedule for this planning effort is still to-be-determined. TAP Druid Hill is working to ensure that DOT’s planning effort is reflective of community voices as we seek to convert the dangerous barrier highways around Druid Hill Park into complete streets safe and accessible for all.