Letter To The Editor: Mountain Road Assault

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Some rocket scientist (insert sarcasm here) at the Maryland Transportation Authority has foolishly and unknowingly suggested that the scenic, historic Mountain Road peninsula be considered for an access to another bridge across the Chesapeake Bay ending at Rock Hall. We, the established residents here on the Mountain Road peninsula, have been fighting over development on this 11-mile dead end since the Eisenhower administration. Now, some misguided and ignorant individual has suggested that this would be a viable access route to alleviate the horrendous traffic on the existing two Chesapeake Bay bridges. Mountain Road is a parking lot in the morning and evening, even with the X’s and arrows that we, the residents of the peninsula, were responsible for having installed.

I’ll write that article for you, and I will also send the article to our governor, Larry Hogan, Delegate Nic Kipke, Delegate Brian Chisholm, County Executive Steuart Pittman and Senator Bryan Simonaire, all of whom think this is not only a very bad idea but the death knell for this last aesthetic, pristine, open-space area in Pasadena. And, in order to build on any scenic/historic roadway, the “criteria,” which must be met, is such that it would be extremely difficult to even build a doghouse on it.

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