When folks cannot get into or out of Baltimore before or during Labor Day weekend, when merchants cannot do business because parking is almost impossible, when mature trees are cut down to improve visibility for loud race cars and when the Baltimore Antique Show is displaced to an alternate weekend, how can Baltimore city planners expect people to support a Grand Prix ("Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13)?
What hasn't even been mentioned is how much Baltimore lost on this event. How much did it cost to put up all the fences and seats and take them down again? I bet Baltimore lost plenty on its Grand Prix. I am still furious that M&T Bank stadium and Camden Yards were put side by side making it impossible to have events at both stadiums on the same day. Our Ravens should have had their first game of the season at home, but that was impossible because of the closeness of the two stadiums. The snarling of traffic any time there is a game at either stadium is insane.
Baltimore has never been known for its good traffic flow at any time. If a Grand Prix was placed somewhere in the suburbs, that would have been great, but I boycotted on the principle of where the race was held. I get road rage just thinking of Baltimore's traffic!
Susan RoseCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun