From: Brown, David - DOT
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 3:39 PM
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of the high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic expected in the downtown area.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2007, First mariner Arena will host a "Get Motivated" seminar. The seminar will attract approximately 15,000 people. In the past, this event has caused substantial congestion particularly along I-95, 395 and Russell Street. Commuters who normally use I-95, 395 and Russell Street are strongly urged to use alternate routes to reach downtown such as, Hanover Street, Wilkens Avenue or U.S Route 40 West.
Patrons attending the event are advised to utilize light rail, metro, or local transit to reach the arena. If you must drive, please park at the stadium lots where free parking is available and free shuttle will be provided to the event.
Motorists driving in downtown Baltimore are advised to proceed with caution especially when approaching pedestrian crosswalks. The Department of Transportation Special Traffic Enforcement Officers (STEO's) will assist with the facilitation of traffic in the downtown area.