The good people of Taneytown, Maryland are ticked. Why, you ask? Let’s take a road trip shall we. Taneytown is a small town located off of Maryland Route 140 and 194. It’s a two stoplight kind of town, where you could walk around at 2 in the morning without being harmed or fearful of your life being at stake. For full disclosure, I spent 22 years of my life in this town. Currently, the town is in the midst of a streetscape project, where they are tearing up the main thoroughfares (Maryland Route 140…otherwise known as East Baltimore Street to the locals, and Maryland Route 194…otherwise known as Frederick or York Streets to the locals) for water pipes, etc. This project has made life hell for those living in this town, and some even view it as a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Meanwhile, people have been expressing their outrage about this project. There’s a group on Facebook showing their disdain, and one particular YouTube user has taken the message to a wider audience proving how bad the traveled thoroughfares are.
(Scenes from East Baltimore Street…Maryland Route 140 Westbound)
(Scenes from York Street (Maryland Route 194 Southbound), headed towards the intersection of East Baltimore Street)
(Scenes from Chevro Drive, turning onto East Baltimore Street)
Who knows if this social media effort will work? It does prove a point…don’t get mad, put it on YouTube and start a revolution.