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Old 03-10-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Hello,

I just moved to Frederick, and will soon have to drive out to pick up a relative in a week or so from the airport in Baltimore. Odds are the relative will get in around 8 p.m. mostly because I said picking them would earlier would be hard due to the traffic I hear about. Which brings me to my question of when is the rush hour to Baltimore the worst? What times should I avoid when it comes to driving out there?

Thank you!
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:05 AM
 
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Going east on 70, you're biggest problem will be with morning rush hour, particularly between Rts 29 and 695. It's very congested then. Going to airport in the evening shouldn't be difficult at all, especially if you take 29S to 100E to 295N. If you were to go all the way on 70 to 695, then you would likely encounter traffic on the beltway during busy times.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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At 8 p.m. you will have no trouble. Rush hour traffic Frederick to Baltimore is really only a problem 7-9 a.m. There's a huge bottleneck at the 695 exits that can back up for a few miles. It's really annoying, especially if you aren't even getting off at 695!

But if you're picking a person up at the airport you don't have to use 695 so you should be good to go at any time. Just use 70 to 29 south to 100 east to 170 (telegraph rd) north to the terminal.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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Agree with the others. I do commute on 29 S to 100 during rush hour, and the traffic is heavy and you need to remember that 100 is a left exit and move over early but it is never backed up.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Thank you everyone. I really appreciate your input. A new person like myself coming from the midwest trying to make it out here alone has been hard. I really appreciate the advice, it helps a lot!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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What is the best/ fastest way to go to Towson from Laurel, MD (Rush hour)?
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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What is the best/ fastest way to go to Towson from Laurel, MD (Rush hour)?
By helicopter, other that that, you'll be sitting in horrendous traffic.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Default Baltimore in the Snow....Driving and Sidewalk Tickets

It amazes me how many people think that because your road is now clear that you can drive at highway or even normal speeds (which in Baltimore is 10 mph ABOVE the posted speed limit) down an ice covered street and then are surprised when you end up in a ditch, on a curb, or plastered against a row house... I saw a car on JFX North this morning totally spun out just after the Falls Road Exit.. As if one needs to be reminded to drive with care on an elevated expressway in freezing temps.


I read also where the City is going to start fining residents that haven't dug out their frontage.. Meanwhile most City controlled sidewalks like the North Ave Bridge and Bike Trails are impassable. I can understand along major routes especially near schools. Once the melt down occurs this weekend.. then maybe it will be a mute point. .. I am amazed as folks walk down the edge of the road (like back in the country) because they cant walk on the sidewalks.. Rather than city drivers being cognizant of the fact that people may have to walk in the street until they arrive at a walkable stretch of sidewalk.. they speed by them.. blowing horns and nearly running them over...Pedestrians... need to be sensible as well.. don't walk IN THE MIDDLE of the street... try to stay near the curb or take an alternate route if possible....Geez folks a little patience
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Rather than city drivers being cognizant of the fact that people may have to walk in the street until they arrive at a walkable stretch of sidewalk.. they speed by them.. blowing horns and nearly running them over...Pedestrians... need to be sensible as well.. don't walk IN THE MIDDLE of the street... try to stay near the curb or take an alternate route if possible....Geez folks a little patience
On Tuesday, I saw so many "near" misses while riding #8 along an already tightly congested Greenmount made worse with no sidewalks and snowed-in parked cars that I cannot believe no pedestrian has been killed yet (thank God). With the exception of elderly homeowners, I support any all efforts to fine homeowners and businesses for not shoveling sidewalks.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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On Tuesday, I saw so many "near" misses while riding #8 along an already tightly congested Greenmount made worse with no sidewalks and snowed-in parked cars that I cannot believe no pedestrian has been killed yet (thank God). With the exception of elderly homeowners, I support any all efforts to fine homeowners and businesses for not shoveling sidewalks.


I wonder want happens with a vacant? Obviously, if its vacant by abandonment.. no one is going to shovel the snow much less pay the taxes or maintain it so.. I guess it becomes one more lien on the property. To me.. this will be "selective enforcement" left to the discretion of the inspector. If they are assigned to an certain area.. they may be familiar with routes, elderly residents and other neighborhood nuances and enforce accordingly...even possibly issue warnings (if you are lucky). I can see them walking down the street simply plastering tickets on the main routes and it is certainly a quick way to boost revenue.. DC has received over $1million in fines from vehicle towings and sidewalk infractions.. I am sure Baltimore is looking over its shoulder and drooling......so get out you shovels
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