Saturday, September 17, 2016

Frederick Residents Speak Up: Traffic Issues: Speeding Through Downtown Frederick, One Way Streets, Line Painting, and others

The Neighborhood Advisory Council 11 held their monthly meeting last night at Brewers Alley in downtown Frederick. There was a full house despite a competing meeting for resident input for the downtown Post Office Redesign.  One of the guest speakers at the NAC11 meeting was the City of Frederick's New manager of Traffic Engineering Cherian Eapen. Mr. Eapen was invited to speak to the NAC11 because at previous meetings residents voiced their concerns about cars speeding through the downtown residential streets, alleys and going the wrong way down one way streets, faded lines, truck traffic and others. Residents spoke up about a number of issues.  The issue of alley speed limits was raised. Currently the city has no speed limits under 25 mph but residents voiced their opinion that 25 was too fast for narrow alleys that had frequent pedestrian traffic and cars backing out of garages into the alley. Tracy Coleman from the Department of Public Works, Engineering was on hand as well. Both guests took notes on issues raised by residents and we will invite them to return to the November 2016 NAC11 meeting to give their findings on the concerns raised at this meeting.   Residents who did not make this meeting or who may wish to continue their discussions about traffic issues may contact Cherian Eapen at ceapen@cityoffrederick.com.  Phone: 301-600-1443. 

NAC 11 meetings are forums for residents of downtown Frederick to voice their concerns and meet with city officials and other local organizations of interest. NAC11 meets on the 2nd floor of Brewers Alley [Thanks Brewers!] every 3rd Tuesday of the month. All are welcome!   
City of Frederick website for Neighborhood Advisory Councils. 
NAC11 map, facilitators,  and archive of meeting minutes.   Find your NAC.