Parking & Transportation

After conducting numerous meetings since December 13, 2010, the Workgroup for the Southeast Complete Streets Plan, coordinated by Mark R. Brown, City Planner with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation prepared its report, which may be found at the following website:

http://www.orangeconeproject.com/category/secompletestreets/

As a consequence of this report, Councilman Kraft has directed the Department of Transportation to commence implementing the recommendations in this report for the installation of angled parking on all streets in Canton that qualify.

On January 23, 2013, First District Councilman Jim Kraft, vice chair of the City Council’s Land Use and Transportation Committee, voted to repeal the Area 43 residential permit parking area surrounding the Can Company and to place a five-year moratorium on the creation of new permit parking zones in Canton: specifically the area bordered to the north by Eastern Ave., the east by S. Haven St., the south by Boston St. and the west by S. Patterson Park Ave.

For the full text of a statement from Councilman Kraft regarding Area 43, see attached.

ZIPCARS

Zipcar (www.zipcar.com/baltimore) is scouting locations for a future expansion various City neighborhoods.  For those not familiar with Zipcar, it is an easy to use, hourly car rental service which allows you to reserve cars online and access shared vehicles right in your neighborhood. While Hertz and Enterprise are oriented towards long distances and long rental periods, Zipcar was created for shorter trips in half hour increments, and the service can also serve as a substitute for car ownership.

Zipcar locations typical require 2 parking spaces per “node”. These spaces are where members pick up and drop off vehicles. We understand that each and every parking space is valuable, however, increasing shared vehicle use is key to reducing parking demand in your neighborhood.

There are concerns about dedicating several parking spaces to Zipcar.  However, these spaces should be thought of as an investment which will pay off through reduced car ownership, reduced parking demand, and less time spent trying to find a space when you get home from work or school.  

Questions about Zipcar and possibly establishing one or more Zipcar locations in the Canton area can be directed to Tiffany James at the Parking Authority (tiffany.james@baltimorecity.gov).

               

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