Is MLK simply too fast?
The transportation industry no longer refers to traffic crashes as accidents, preferring to emphasize the known and preventable causes of these collisions. And there is no doubt about the causes of these crashes on MLK. The city has designed a six-lane highway through the heart of Baltimore. But it’s not grade-separated, like JFX which keeps speeding traffic physically apart from people. Homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools are all located directly on MLK which means lots of people walking along and across the highway. 40,000 vehicles a day speed up and down the street as fast as they can, while Baltimore DOT does nothing but encourage it.
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