|PROJECT NAME:||Harford Road Downtown Access|
|INSTALLATION DATE:||May 2019|
Baltimore, MD, closed Harford Road Bridge in May 2019 as a consequence of urgent repair works. This is one of the main Downtown Access corridors in the area. The city faced this challenge in a sustainable way: by increasing capacity of public transit and bicycle infrastructure.
Need and project objectives.
The interactions between bicycles and buses traveling in the same direction are among the greatest challenges for transport planners. Buses become a safety threat for cyclists at bus stops and bikes for pedestrian trying to board the buses.
Thanks to the modular and quick-build properties of Vectorial® system, the city of Baltimore has been able to address the challenge posed by the coexistence of these two modes of transport, guaranteeing the accessibility and safety of both the bus and bike infrastructure.
The proposed solution.
The project consists of the installation of three Vectorial® system platforms. Their configuration is as follows:
- 1 Vectorial® system platform in boarding bulb stop configuration, which is 40 feet long and 8 feet wide.
- 2 identical Vectorial® system platforms in bike lane boarder with access bridge configuration, which are 40 feet long and 15 feet wide.