The Baltimore County Council is considering legislation to protect Towson’s scenic Charles Street corridor from modern electronic signage.

The bill, which was introduced Wednesday by Council members David Marks and Vicki Almond, would ban electronic changeable copy signs on National Scenic Byways. The tree-lined stretch of Charles Street between the Baltimore City line and the Beltway, which winds through golf courses and past historic hospitals and schools, is the only such byway in Baltimore County.

“It’s something we’ve been wanting to do the past several years,” Marks said. “We’ve been seeing these digital signs really take route throughout the county. That’s a corridor I think deserves special protections because it’s a scenic route.”

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