In one of her final official acts as mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh on March 29 all but sealed the fate of Roland Park’s controversial cycle track when she announced its removal, deeming it “just not a good bicycle facility” that needed to be taken out. Officials had been considering a pilot plan to test out a lane reduction with an expanded bike lane, but that plan died with Pugh’s announcement.
The city’s announced removal and re-working of the contentious Roland Avenue cycle track will begin April 29, according to dozens of temporary tow-warning signs now peppering the northbound side of the road weaving through one of Baltimore’s most affluent neighborhoods.
Less than a week after city officials announced plans to remove the divisive Roland Avenue cycle track, board members of the Roland Park Civic League have voted to ask the city to temporarily hold off.
After years of modifications, heated community meetings and, more recently, plans to test out a “road diet” in Roland Park, the city has instead decided to remove the neighborhood’s two-way protected cycle track altogether and replace it with the old design of a painted bike lane situated alongside traffic.
Roland Park may be going on a road diet.
As part of efforts to address safety hazards and other issues stemming from the installation of a divisive cycle track on Roland Avenue, city officials are proposing to conduct a nearly month-long “road diet” experiment that would involve reducing the number of lanes for vehicular traffic from two to one during the test period.
4662 Keswick Road, Baltimore, MD, 21210
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A rare opportunity to live in one of Baltimore’s truly unique homes… a 124 year old church in the Evergreen neighborhood of Roland Park. Decommissioned in the sixties then home and studio for a prominent local sculptor, this craftsman style gem has been lovingly cared for over the last five years with major repair, recovery and restoration to the structure and major systems as well as the original details. All of the heavy lifting has been done.
Tuxedo Pharmacy on Roland Avenue has been serving customers from around Baltimore since 1936. Harold Davidov, 79, and his brother, Arnold, have spent their lives there, even growing up in the apartments located above the storefront.
On Jan. 8, they’ll be closing up shop after just over 82 years in business.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And while you are making that list (and checking it twice), make sure to stop over at the Village of Cross Keys. Minutes from downtown, Cross Keys offers some of Baltimore’s best shopping with local boutiques, as well as wonderful national retailers, tasty dining options and a Radisson hotel (a perfect spot for out-of-town family). Putting the charm in Charm City, the Village of Cross Keys has a little something for everyone. You’ll be checking off that list in no time and enjoying a hot toddy at one of the cafes!
Shopping local during the holiday season is always a great idea. Our first stop on our local shopping excursion is Wyndhurst Station. Originally serving as a station house for the former Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, Wyndhurst Station, located in Roland Park, was redeveloped and converted into a charming boutique retail building. The businesses and services have become staples for neighborhood residents and the broader community alike. With free parking and a leafy, country-like setting, it provides for a special and unique Baltimore City shopping or work experience.