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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?

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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