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After hearing plentiful testimony from residents, council considers Complete Streets bill

Photo by Ethan McLeod

A Baltimore City Council committee heard hours of mostly supportive testimony on Wednesday night for a bill that would require the city to ultimately prioritize pedestrian, cycling and public transit over cars, aligning with Complete Streets guidelines.

Please Don’t Charge $1 For the Charm City Circulator


When it first launched in 2010, the Charm City Circulator linked Penn Station, the Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, and Harbor East through its free bus service. It was aimed at helping tourists explore the city, but plenty of regular folks–myself included–were happy to use the service as well. Which was totally fine — there was no limit or regulation to who could ride the free buses. Which some city councilmembers seem to see as a problem.

Why Baltimore Can’t Force Companies to Hire Local

Bernard C. "Jack" Young
Bernard C. “Jack” Young

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young floated a bill back in November that would require businesses to find local residents for at least a bare majority of jobs financed by big contracts with the city — which would be great if it weren’t unconstitutional.