North Avenue Streetscape Design from Aisquith to Washington Streets
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Type: Streetscape, Urban Design, Concept Plan, Public Participation, Sustainable Design
Status: Concept completed
North Avenue, formerly Baltimoreâ€™s widest and longest boulevard, has a rich history that dates back to 1816. Recently North Avenue has seen a large increase in both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, which steadily decreases safety and aesthetic appeal. It was the strong desire from the community to improve both the safety and the streetscape of the corridor that initiated this project. A set of design features were selected which included concrete sidewalk with a decorative paver band, street trees, teardrop style street lighting, pedestrian bump-outs with decorative pavers, imprinted concrete crosswalk at major intersections, water quality bumpouts with plants at mid-blocks, benches or bus shelters and trash receptacles at bus stops.