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A couple things in the latest plan for the future of Bel Air warrant commentary, not the least of which is the idea of having a motor trolley line linking the key business areas of Main Street and the malls and shopping centers at the intersection of Routes 1 and 24.

Though touted as a fun way for tourists to get around the county seat, the reality is Bel Air isn’t much of a tourist town. Still, a trolley akin to the old Town-Go-Round is an idea that has a lot of merit. How convenient would it be for the community at large to be able to park once and go shopping all around Bel Air, courtesy of some sort of shuttle?

Because it would make the whole of Bel Air more attractive as a shopping destination, it’s probably a venture that could be funded by the various benefiting businesses rather than the taxpayers at large.

Similarly, turning Thomas Street into more of a boulevard than the side street it is now is a worthy goal. It also would be nice to see Bond Street become more of a second Main Street than the de facto multi-lane alleyway it is today.

Curiously, though it was the subject of much consternation during the last town election in the fall, the proposal to extend MacPhail Road between Routes 24 and 924 somehow remains on someone’s agenda. It’s time for this proposal to be permanently excised from Bel Air’s lexicon of planning ideas. Extending a potentially busy roadway through a school campus is a bad idea, and that’s not going to change.


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