#7 Youth Public Perception Public Safety
There is a widespread negative perception of Baltimore youth and public safety. This view of city youth promotes fear, leading city residents and visitors to feel less safe than they are.
Baltimore is a car-centric city that lacks diverse, safe, and accessible alternative modes of transportation. This makes it difficult for non-drivers and those who cannot afford to drive to easily get to different parts of the city and surrounding areas.
#10 Lack of reliable transportation methods Transportation
Public transportation in Baltimore (bus, light rail, etc.) is unreliable — trains and buses in our city often come extremely late or never arrive at all. Baltimoreans and visitors to our city deserve reliable public transit.
#12 Unemployment - Opportunity Seekers Needing Help Workforce Development
Although unemployment rates have been steadily dropping in Baltimore, this is still a major issue in the City. Despite Baltimore’s strong startup community and a growing job market, opportunity seekers struggle to find jobs that align with their skill sets and passions, while employers struggle to find and retain qualified candidates.