Big trucks' city-street shortcuts rile residents

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THE PROBLEM // Large trucks use Bonaparte Avenue in East Baltimore even though doing so is prohibited.
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Jason

Ellicott City, MD

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#1
Nov 20, 2007
 
Quoted for truth.

"If this incident happened in Roland Park or Guilford or Federal Hill, something would have been done immediately."
Height Question

Hampstead, MD

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#2
Nov 20, 2007
 
Maybe place a large bar across the street at a certain height that would prevent the large trucks from going by, or at least have to slow down enough to get their license.
SHERRY

United States

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Nov 20, 2007
 
Mr. Brown is right, if this were going on in roland park, the cops would be all over it---perfect example--one of the top stories this past week, thieves stealing copper downspouts in roland park, police stepping up patrols, you betcha ! the police have nothing better to do than look for copper thieves while are murder rate is heading for 300, but the trucks going thru your neighborhood are low priority
Kanye time

College Park, MD

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#4
Nov 20, 2007
 
Sheila Dixon doesn't care about black people.
Q-love

Baltimore, MD

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#5
Nov 20, 2007
 
The sad reality Mr. Brown is that the truck will continue to ride down your street and knock your pictures off the wall.
You can write down the plate numbers and it still will not prevent the truckers from doing so.
Due to the crime in the area and the all black faces that live there that is not a priority for the police. what should be a priority (crime, drugs) is continually being overlooked.
It is a sad reality that we have hard working home owners regardless of where you live unable to get the assistance needed to keep your home safe and your property in tact.
My prayers will go out to the residents of Bonaparte because only the Lord will be able to stop the truck from riding down that street.
Praise Him.
Anne

Baltimore, MD

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#6
Nov 20, 2007
 
The BPD are understaffed and overworked. They simply cannot be everywhere at once!
Seems that Baltimoreans love to complain and blame things on others, especially the police!
JAH

Glyndon, MD

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#7
Nov 20, 2007
 
Big trucks are also using Fait Avenue in Canton in late evening and very early morning.
Shawna

Potomac, MD

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#8
Nov 20, 2007
 
If you want better enforcement in your area, work for improved working conditions for the officers. The police are short staffed, overworked and underpaid. They can't sit around and wait for trucks to come through, when they are running from call to call to call all day and night!
factism

Brentwood, CA

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#9
Nov 22, 2007
 
It's a simple fix. Those of you who are tired of the trucks driving down your street.. park you car sideways on the road.. only let class c vehicles pass.. when a big rig shows up.. call the police and don't let them pass. You will either have fun watching them back all the way up before the cops show.. or you will get pushed out of they way. Either way the cops will pay attention.. and that is the end result you are looking for.
sug

United States

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May 23, 2013
 
I live near 3rd and costland every day and early morning. Two 18 wheel truck pass by my home and it move

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