Raise your hand if you live in Frederick but work elsewhere? 🙋🏾 How’s that 270 commute treating ‘ya?
Sure, the city can accommodate your living demands, as it provides lower living expenses than Montgomery County or even D.C., but at what cost? Surely there aren’t enough jobs in Frederick to employ new residents. There have been so many recent residential developments in the area it’s hard to miss. But developers are looking at their bottom line, not the bigger picture.
Maryland drivers have the second-longest commuting times in the nation.
Blame Blaine Young for all the new developments he approved before he left office including an 8,200 new homes project.
All these homes, not enough road.
On 40, you can see new neighborhoods budding everywhere — in places we didn’t even think it could fit. The Golden Mile is jammed packed during rush hour, a reflection of the even worse conditions on the highway heading outta town.
A 30 minute commute to Germantown or Gaithersburg takes twice as long. And don’t go further!
Opposers are saying that adding lanes only worsens the congestion but can we at least get more than 2 lanes to accommodate the thousands of cars that leave Frederick daily? Even Boyds, Maryland has an additional lane — an eagerly anticipated short relief from the two lane lunacy in Fred.
Frederick is encouraging new faces to move in by the droves but don’t have the resources to make it habitable, sustainable, and competitive such as adequate employment and transportation channels. We’re doing it backwards. #RantOver *logs off*
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