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Old 03-18-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Pigtown!! Washington Village Does NOT Exist.
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LOVE the photos!! I hope there is a way your photo posts can be archived.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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Excellent photos! I miss Baltimore!

Howard Street has so much potential, it's unbelievable that it hasn't developed more already. All that architecture, such a truly urban part of Baltimore. If only they would give the light rail traffic signal priority!
Is there a legitimate reason why this is not currently the case? It almost seems pointless to have a train that has to obey local automotive traffic systems.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Is there a legitimate reason why this is not currently the case? It almost seems pointless to have a train that has to obey local automotive traffic systems.
The light rail vehicles are already equipped with signal preemption technology, but I think I remember reading somewhere that the City doesn't want to disturb traffic flow, saying that the majority of traffic in that area goes East-West. Personally, I think it's ridiculous because when the trains reach Howard Street, they move so ridiculously slow that it would be faster to get out and walk. I believe that pretty much every other light rail system in the country uses signal preemption, so of course Baltimore doesn't
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The light rail vehicles are already equipped with signal preemption technology, but I think I remember reading somewhere that the City doesn't want to disturb traffic flow, saying that the majority of traffic in that area goes East-West. Personally, I think it's ridiculous because when the trains reach Howard Street, they move so ridiculously slow that it would be faster to get out and walk. I believe that pretty much every other light rail system in the country uses signal preemption, so of course Baltimore doesn't
You are so right about that. It drives me nuts and usually I just do get out and walk unless I have to go beyond that stretch.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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Hi, great pictures! I am thinking of moving to 8 N. Howard St,
your pictures showed the bldg. that I am contemplating, Avalon Apts.,
can you tell me what you think of the area for a mature single woman?
I am really not sure, love the apt., but not sure of the area, safety, etc.?
Can you give me your thoughts?
thank you
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The area is perfectly fine. There is a lot of development plans for this area and once the economy gets zooming again it will be even better. The Avalon is fine. I would be a little concerned at night but then again, I am concerned when walking at night anywhere in most cities. U of M is right around the corner so there is lots of pedestrian traffic and the Hippodrome is not far either. Just be careful when walking at night would be my suggestion.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Beautiful photos jonjj! Baltimore is my favorite for all its character!
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