Beginning Wednesday, truckers and other motorists will be allowed to park along Brooks Robinson Drive in Pikesville for only 24 hours—half the time previously allowed.
These changes take place Wednesday, as signage along that access road to I-695 is being switched, according to a representative from Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond's office.
extends about a mile, from Park Heights Avenue to Stevenson Road, and is parallel to the beltway.
There is ample shoulder to allow travelers, including tractor trailers and other trucks, to park there.
Until today, the old signs stated that traffic could park along the access road for 48 hours.
But some neighbors complained to Almond that two days was just too much time, according to a representative from Almond's office.
They also complained that truckers and others were parking there well beyond that time limit, the representative said.
As part of the changes, Baltimore County police from the will increase enforcement of the parking rules, the representative said.
Some neighbors in the area, who have not wished their names to be published, have said that the traffic parked there was unsightly and often resembled a truck stop.
Brooks Robinson Drive is also a shortcut for local motorists who would otherwise have to get on the beltway to cross directly from Park Heights Avenue to Stevenson Road.
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