Looking around the state and listening to other voices we find support for our arguments that spending 6-7 Billion dollars on a 3rd Span across the Chesapeake Bay is not wise. The reasons are numerous and we bring to you the best of the opinions here.
Alex Marshal, Author and Senior Fellow at The Regional Plan Association in New York City, describes Chestertown, Maryland as an almost comically perfect American small town and If a conventional bridge were in Chestertown, the town and its surroundings would change beyond all recognition.
The Baltimore Sun Editorial points out that the last thing Maryland needs it to further unleash sprawl development across the Eastern Shore, potentially destroying some of the most scenic and pristine land and waterfront the state has left.
Klaus Philipsen, author, architect and urban designer, posted on the Community Architect Daily, that the biggest threat to the Eastern Shore is not rising water from sea level rising, but may in fact be asphalt
Klaus Philipsen reveals that the Bay Bridge study is “a bit like the horse manure crisis inn 1894 when it tries to paint a picture of horrible congestion by 2040 at a time in transportation history which could turn out to be just as transformative as the shift from horses to cars 100 years ago.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation sent a response to the MDTA request for comment on the new Bay Crossing study on December 15, 2017. In the response CBF noted outdated data used for traffic and growth projections and called for a more balanced approach to making a decision that would forever alter the Eastern Shore.
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