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We LOVE the Charm City Circulator (CCC) and think it is one of Baltimore's best assets, which is why we want it to come to Hampden! Please hurry CCC and get it here!

Since the CCC added a plug here for them, we'll add one for ARTblocks too. ARTblocks is a 501(c)(3) based in Hampden whose mission is to provide communities with creative placemaking, a grassroots bottom-up design tool used to identify goals for their public spaces, and to assist in the fulfillment of their goals and projects. In the last three years, ARTblocks has done creative placemaking with Station North A&E District, Greater Mondawmin, Hampden, Highlandtown, Reservoir Hill, and Curtis Bay. Just wait till you see the projects these communities have come up with! All we need now is the CCC to connect them! http://www.artblocks.org/

Meanwhile, here is the plug for the CCC:
"The backbone of any great city is transportation. That’s why we’re introducing the Charm City Circulator (CCC), a fleet of 21 free shuttles that travel four routes in Baltimore City. We service residents, downtown employees, students and tourists and anyone else who wishes to ride. The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation.

The CCC consists of four separate routes—the Green Route which runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins, the Purple Route which runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill, the Orange Route which runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East and the Banner Route which runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry.

We encourage all of our residents and visitors to use this service—not only is it free, it’s efficient. A shuttle arrives every 15 minutes at the designated stops on each route.
Use it as your connector to your regular train, bus or commuter lot—or just to get a taste of all Baltimore City has to offer."


Supporters All

Carissa Tomlinson
Libby Francis
Megan Ihnen
Andrew Hazlett
Sue Caldwell
Christiane Knight
Deborah Patterson
Constance Scott
Kaya Vísìon
Caitlin Castro
Malcolm Majer
Kimberly Smith
Tom Hickey
Karen
Jan Krejci
Diedre Ribbens

Location

W. 36th Street in Hampden 21211

How can you help?

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Tom K.

People *love* the Charm City Circulator:

Best City Service
1) Charm City Circulator (charmcitycirculator.com) *
2) Single-stream recycling
3) Bulk trash pickup

citypaper.com/bob/2011-readers...

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Tom K.

I put this graphic together if anyone wants to use it to help us gather more support. f.cl.ly/items/2S3B2f3r100a2h2m...

Might be a good thing for supporters to download to Facebook or Twitter with the link: neighborland.com/ideas/balt-th... ?

Let me know if anyone else has ideas: tom [at] neighborland [dot] com

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George L Peters Jr

There is a subcommittee of the Hampden Parking Task Force, that I am heading up, that is looking into positioning Hampden as the center of the next Charm City Circulator Route. If anyone is interested in being part of a working group to help make this a reality please let me know. You can email me at george at georgepeters dot com We will also be working with the MTA to make efficiency changes to Hampden's current public transportation. (bus, light rail, and shuttle bug)

ARTblocks Baltimore
ARTblocks Baltimore
Jul 9, 2013

Excellent stuff, everyone. Now go tell all your friends to vote!

Posted by ARTblocks Baltimore on Jul 9, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 30, 2013

What is the next step? Should we organize of meeting of supporters? Have you gotten many people contacting you, George?

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 30, 2013
ARTblocks Baltimore
ARTblocks Baltimore
Jul 30, 2013

Since this has gotten the most votes of any other proposal in Baltimore, Neighborland would also like to help the effort. How would you like to proceed, George?

Posted by ARTblocks Baltimore on Jul 30, 2013
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Andrea

A northern route would be great - I'd love to see something connect the Woodbury light rail stop, Hampden, Charles Village/JHU, and Penn Station.

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P Caw

I think a new line starting a Penn Station, this would give access to MARC/AMTRAK/Light rail North on Charles to Station North area, Charles Village, JHU and then turn onto University Parkway passed the Rotunda down Roland Ave to 36th, 36th til Keswick, then head back up Keswick via the same Route back to Penn.

ARTblocks Baltimore
ARTblocks Baltimore
Jul 3, 2013

Love it!

Posted by ARTblocks Baltimore on Jul 3, 2013
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Steve Baker

A circulator from mondawmin to woodberry to hampden to Charles street 4 maybe 5 stops would be nice with few stops but quick links. The you can catch the Charles st circulator right to downtown.

FlyingChef Nick
FlyingChef Nick
Jul 4, 2013

I like this version, joining a westside shopping area (with a Target!) to Hampden, and Hampden to Charles St

Posted by FlyingChef Nick on Jul 4, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 9, 2013

Now we're talking-- synergy Nick! :-)

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 9, 2013
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Constance Scott

I own a business on 36th Street and having the Circulator come to Hampden would be so great for the City as well as for Hampden and it's business owners. It's not that far, and it would be a "win win" for everyone!

Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 9, 2013

I love hearing from business owners that support this. Have you thought about putting a sign in the window? Or maybe even leaflets?

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 9, 2013
ARTblocks Baltimore
ARTblocks Baltimore
Mar 26, 2014

Great idea, Tom K. Would you--or someone else--be able to print a sign? I'd be happy to distribute them, as well as put one in my window as I am also a Hampden business owner.

Posted by ARTblocks Baltimore on Mar 26, 2014
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Cortney Gray

The light rail & 27 bus are nice options, and we're lucky to have them here in Hampden. For seniors, a cab to the light rail is under $5, but the MTA bus probably isn't as practical. As someone who travels by public transportation 99% of the time, the CC Circulator would make SUCH a great addition to this neighborhood!

Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 9, 2013

Agreed! Thanks for posting, Cortney.

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 9, 2013
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Catherine M.

There are so many seniors that would love this. The current shuttle runs very infrequently and is not practical for regular transportation.

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Sue Caldwell

As a business owner, I am frequently calling cabs for tourists who, undaunted by the lack of public transportation, make their way up to my Hampden shop and can't get back to their downtown hotel.
The circulator coming to Hampden is absolutely necessary. It's coming up to Hopkins this summer, so why not just extend the route to 36th Street?

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