Anyone driving east on Eastern Ave. around rush hour can tell you that traffic is bad in Fells Point. A new video with sleek production value warns that in the coming years, it’s only going to get worse.
The video warns of “Carmageddon” with the growth of Harbor East and coming construction of the Harbor Point complex that together will feature a new headquarters for Exelon (which is already visible on the skyline), apartments and retail in the form of a new location for Whole Foods and other shops. Fells Point community activist Joanne Masopust blames the developers and the city for failing to plan for the traffic.
“We are like prisoners in our own neighborhood,” neighborhood association president David Martz says. “We have to plan our day around traffic.”
The video features the music of Eliza Doering and The Penny Black, who also appear to describe a time when they were late for a gig at the Hard Rock Cafe due to traffic heading downtown.
We’ll also point out that the Red Line was supposed to run through Fells Point prior to its shelving by Gov. Larry Hogan.
“We have not done as good a job as needs to be done in pushing Baltimore toward multi-modal transit,” Del. Brooke Lierman says in the video. “We need to be moving people and not cars.”
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