City announces Fells Point pedestrian changes
In response to a neighborhood outcry, Baltimore' s Department of Transportation and City Councilman Jim Kraft announced a series of changes to pedestrian signals and crosswalks intended to make walking safer in Fells Point.
Transportation Director Khalil Zaied said the city will soon adjust the signals at seven Fells Point intersections to flash an automatic "walk" sign at set intervals between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
The intersections include east-west Eastern Avenue and Fleet Street where they cross north-south Wolfe, Ann and Washington Streets, as well as the intersection of Gough and Wolfe streets.
The city said crosswalk's in the neighborhood will be re-striped and traffic-calming improvements will be made along Bank Street at Wolfe, Ann and Washington.
In addition the city said it would work with community associations to study whether to convert Wolfe and Washington to two-way use south of Pratt Street.
Kraft, the local councilman whom the city credited with helping to broker the agreement, called the changes "a positive sign" about the department's commitment to keeping Fells Point walkable.
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