• 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 06 Madison Ave crosswalk blocked by cars
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 05 Druid Park Lake Drive broken sidewalk
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 02 non-accessible stepped pedestrian bridge
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 03 non-accessible pedestrian bridge ramp
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 04 Linden crosswalk
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 01 28th Street Bridge narrow sidewalk
  • 180620 Auchentoroly Terrace crosswalk challenge
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 10 Auchentoroly & Fulton broken crosswalk
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 09 Druid Hill Ave missing crosswalk
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 08 McCulloh St traffic danger
  • 180501 Druid Hill Park pedestrian access conditions 07 historic sidewalk broken tiles

Present Conditions Around Druid Hill Park

Around Druid Hill Park over 50% of residents do not use a personal car for transportation yet 90% of the public right-of-way is dedicated to cars. Residents who don’t drive rely on public transit, biking, walking, and ride sharing to move around the city. Druid Park Lake Drive and Auchentoroly Terrace are not safe to use for most residents and make it difficult for pedestrians, seniors, and children to get to Druid Hill Park.

The prioritization of traffic flow over neighborhood value and pedestrian safety has health and environmental impacts. Baltimore’s asthma hospitalization rates are far higher than the state and national average. The Baltimore City Health Department’s 2017 Neighborhood Health Profiles shows that the majority working income, African American communities around Druid Hill Park have some of the city’s highest mortality rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Below are some of the dangerous conditions that pedestrians, people with disabilities, and residents who rely on transit, biking, and escooters face everyday.

Druid Hill Park kids crossing at Fulton distance
Druid Hill Park 3200 Auchentoroly distance 2
Druid Hill Park 3100 Auchentoroly family crossing distance

Dangerous By Design

Roadways around Druid Hill Park induce motorists to speed. Cars driving at high speed above 20 miles-per-hour put pedestrians at risk of significant injury and death. Nationally the number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 35 percent over the past decade. The evidence is clear – we must protect residents lives by redesigning our dangerous roadways as complete streets.

Car speed pedestrian fatalities
Dangerous by Design 2019

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