Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about the improvements slated for San Martin Drive, aka the windy road behind Johns Hopkins. Since then… not much happened.
But according to the Hopkins Hub, the project is actually-really-for-real-this-time going to get off the ground next month. The yearlong delay happened because Remington residents raised some concerns, particularly about the part of the plan that would mean that the neighborhood would lose 30 parking spots — a real concern in an area of town where parking is at a premium already. The university worked out a plan with the neighborhood, reports the Hopkins Hub — though it doesn’t sound like those parking spots are going to get replaced.
When the road construction is complete in spring 2017 (a delay which, ahem, we totally called last year), there will be better lighting, more clear traffic patterns, a wider road and — gasp! — a pedestrian bridge. In other words, one of my least-favorite roads to bike/walk on will be transformed into a safe and aesthetically pleasing pathway.