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Baltimore County and Towson University Work to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Improving Pedestrian Safety on Cross Campus Drive

Towson, Maryland (March 7, 2014) – Baltimore County and Towson University are working together to improve pedestrian safety and slow traffic on Cross Campus Drive near the school's York Road Administration Building. 

In consultation with Towson University, the County Bureau of Traffic Engineering designed a raised crosswalk that includes bumped-out curbs on Cross Campus Drive to shorten the crossing from the parking garage and bus stop to the Administration Building and to slow vehicle speeds. The $62,000 project was designed in-house by the County and the cost of construction will be paid directly by Towson University to a County-approved traffic calming contractor.

"It's a busy thoroughfare with constant student and faculty traffic and this will benefit the whole campus, greatly enhancing safety for everyone," said Deb Moriarty, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at Towson University.

"This type of 'town and gown' partnership is a real win-win solution," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "Students will be safer and this kind of collaboration saves money for the County taxpayers and the university."

"This project is one of several initiatives, along with the construction of the Osler Drive bridge and new bike lanes, that will greatly advance our goal of a more walkable and mobile Towson," said 5th District Councilman David Marks.