Through targeted investments, Baltimore can increase equity in transit access. Quality, reliable public transportation needs to be a priority of Baltimore City moving forward. Walkers and persons using wheelchairs in Baltimore face a unique set of challenges, from the quality of walkways to the safety of street crossings to the amenities or services within a safe walking distance. An equitable transportation system provides connections to work, educational, recreational, and commercial opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, income or physical ability.
- In the long-term, support the creation of a Regional Transit Authority, the recreation of the Red Line and any other heavy rail investments in Baltimore City.
- As a more immediate plan to alleviate the current system, seek to implement the creation of Bus Rapid Transit. Increasing the number of dedicated bus lanes, floating bus stops, and creating off-board fare collection are some of the methods to increase the reliability and speed of our current system.
- Enforcing and expanding the City's Complete Streets transportation policy to ensure walkways, roadways, and bike lanes are safe, convenient and accessible for all people, regardless of their mode of transportation.
- Increase the number of protected bike lanes and to see the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network completed. With bicycles as with mass-transit, reducing the dependence on personal motor vehicles is not just beneficial for the health of our city and planet, but will also be necessary to increase the density and population of Baltimore City.
Read Phillip's Responses to the Bikemore Candidate Questionnaire.