Zirkin: Brooks Robinson Drive Rules To Change Aug. 30

The next change will prohibit vehicles from parking there during the night, Sen. Bobby Zirkin said.

Another change is afoot for Brooks Robinson Drive.

Sen. Bobby Zirkin said that, as of Aug. 30, vehicles will not be permitted to park there between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

It basically keeps them from sleeping there, Zirkin said, referring to a concern some residents had expressed.

On May 30, on the approximately 1-mile access road to I-695.

On that day, motorists were allowed only 24 hours to park there. Previously, they were .

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 those with tractor trailers and other trucks, to park there.

It's a convenient place for motorists to stop, park and rest, maybe leaving a larger truck in order to head into Pikesville.

Debra Attman, a resident of the Greene Tree community, has been a proponent for reducing the time people are allowed to park there. She said she has spoken out to politicians, including Zirkin, about the issue.

Attman said she frequently takes walks that include Brooks Robinson Drive, and that the motorists who stopped there leave trash behind. And they stay parked longer than allowed, even longer than 48 hours, making for an unsightly scene.

What do you think of the new change? Do you expect to see any improvements?

Neily j August 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM
About time - they can dirty their own hood!!!! Joiks!!!!
Bassist1956 August 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Truckers need place to rest. They are not a threat. Believe me if they see a crime they will report it. I guess people of Pikesville and Bobby Z, I guess the "nimby" has roared again. Believe me people in Pikesville-we aren't as great as we think
jd August 10, 2012 at 01:11 PM
The service road was there before many of the homes were built in the area, turn it back to a service road, they built a big wall so people would not see them and now they don't want them there because they litter and the prostitution.I have used the road for the last 30 + years to go to work and home. Guess what, I never saw prostitute or any more trash then I see any place else. NIMBY get a life
Bassist1956 August 10, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Jd and I are on the same wavelength !!
Irvh August 10, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I can't believe that with all the problems we have in Baltimore County, that anyone would complain about truckers spending the night to rest up on Brooks Robinson Dr. Would Ms. Attman rather have them not rest, but continue driving until they fall asleep at the wheel? I travel that road daily and don't see a problem. These folks keep the commerce of our country flowing and should be given the same respect as firemen and policemen.
Ralf August 10, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Ms. Attman should look at the skeletons in her own closet before worrying about hard working, honest truckers who keep this country running. This is nothing more then discrimination against working class people by the "leasurely elite". Walking ? Really ?
Jackie August 10, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I still don't get it. Maybe Ms. Attman is new to the neighborhood and like so many newcomers, sees ghosts where others see, well, nothing. If this road has served distance drivers for decades, why is it NOW a problem? This same woman will probably complain if her goods aren't on the shelves when she wants them and blame the trucking company for any delays. I have an idea. Maybe now, the distance drivers can park IN her neighborhood, in front of her house or on her street, and catch some shuteye before moving o to deliver their goods. They should be safe on her street, same as they were on the access road. This is just stupid all around. Can't she walk another route? One with sidewalks?
Mike Pierce August 10, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Debra Attman is only one of many people who have been complaining about this problem. It seems that it is not just some truckers taking a cat-nap. Many of the trucks were parked for several days, with no sign of anyone attending them. How many of those commenting against these new rules live by Brooks Robinson Drive? All they are doing is prohibiting parking at night and prohibiting parking on the south side of the road. Drivers can still take cat-naps here during the day. Besides, if a trucker needs to nap, they shouldn't be on the road at all.
Anne King August 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Many people in the community have been working very hard to solve this problem. Kudos to Debra Attman and others who have stood firm to improve our community. It has become a safety hazard for both drivers and pedestrians who use the road. Another alternative would be to build sidewalks and curbs with cut outs only large enough for automobile parking, not trucks. It would be a wonderful addition to the community to make the road more park-like. That would truly honor Brooks Robinson and everything he stands for.
jd August 12, 2012 at 01:16 AM
"PARK LIKE" it's a sevice road for the interstate, how can that be park like? It's been a sevice road for as long as it's been a road. Maybe they should stop people from walking on it like they do the highway.
Debra R Attman August 15, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Excuse me I have lived in the area for over 30 years and travel the road several tomes a day if the trash was in your neighborhood how would you feel or if you walked or biked how would you like 15-20 trucks lined up and trash everywhere!! I do not complain in stores if products are not on the shelves but I will continue to high to preserve communities that I live and work in!
Debra R Attman August 15, 2012 at 02:27 AM
I agree the trucks should not be on the road if they are tired but to see the same trucks for two to three days or the trash or the visitors at night I am sorry but not in my neighborhood!!
lsw September 08, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Truckers have a legitimate need for parking spaces. Perhaps they should now be allowed to park on the residential streets of the Greentree community.


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