Police/Fire, Politics, Traffic

Traffic calming pilot program to be initiated countywide

Traffic CalmingBaltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Fifth District Councilman David Marks announced jointly that the Baltimore County Department of Public Works would initiate a traffic calming pilot program that will position digital speed signs around Baltimore County.

The speed signs are meant to help mitigate high-speed drivers in residential neighborhoods as part of a comprehensive traffic calming strategy.

“Councilman Marks and I heard loud and clear at last week’s town hall meeting that our residents are very concerned about drivers speeding through their neighborhoods,” Olszewski said. “Councilman Marks has advocated for using digital speed monitoring systems to slow down drivers and I am pleased that we are moving ahead with a pilot program,” Olszewski added.

“Traffic safety was a major concern raised at the fifth district town hall meeting,” Marks said. “I commend County Executive Olszewski for working so quickly to create this pilot program on speed sign technology.”

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The pilot program will deploy one digital speed monitoring system in each of Baltimore County’s seven councilmanic districts with the results to be reviewed by traffic experts in the Department of Public Works.

The timeline and logistical details of the pilot program are currently in development.

Currently the Baltimore County Police Department has five portable digital speed monitoring signs that are placed as needed at locations around the county. This new pilot program will enhance these efforts.

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