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About the Park
Hagerstown City Park is known as America's 2nd most beautiful park. The first most beautiful being Central Park in New York City. The park was designed by landscape architect George Burnap who helped design some of the landscapes in Central Park. Read More
About the Neighborhood
The neighborhood surrounding City Park is one of the oldest in Maryland and features houses from the 1750s to present day. The neighborhood has formed a Neighborhoods 1st Group in 2009 and is currently the largest in the City of Hagerstown with over 2,500 residents. The neighborhood group works to improve the park and surrounding areas. Read More
This is the plan for the city’s future bike lanes. For those of you who attended our meetings with Tim Young you should know bike lanes are good for our neighborhood because they slow down traffic. They are good for our town because it will bring new residents, cut down on pollution and traffic and put us on the map as a “green” bicycle friendly town.
My concern is that by reducing the lane size on Virginia avenue only, it will divert traffic to Summit in which 67% of all north bound (in to the city) traffic already exceeds the 25 mph speed limit. I propose if we are to get a bike lane on Virginia we also need one on Summit Avenue. If you take a look at the map it also makes sense to include it on Summit Avenue South since it already exists on Summit Avenue North.
At our last meeting it was talked about we may lose parking on Virginia and Summit by having these bike lanes. I personally would rather safety for our children then parking but I do think we can have both. Summit is wide enough to have parking on both sides and a bike lane in one direction.
Let us know your thoughts on this!