The roads of Cape St. Claire are shadowed by the beautiful trees and flowers that most residents keep in plain view for the passerbys that drive around each day, but a closer look at the rough, cracking backroads abundent with potholes and dips in the road show a not so committed effort towards perfection.
A prime example of the neglected roads would be Poplar Hill near Green Holly Dr. This road has numerous dips in the road and potholes that will make you bounce off your seat. On top of the already distracting and destructive obstacles, sewage drain lids populate the road all the way down the hill.
Trying to avoid these to protect your car (and in some instances your life) can be a hassle since you must focus on the many cars parked on the road that constrict the lanes barely leaving room for one car let alone a second one going the opposite direction. The road lives up to the Hill in its name because its one big hill and drivers must apply breaks all the way down to keep from exceeding the speed limit, making it even harder to focus on avoiding the annoying problems of the road.
Living in Cape or traveling through it frequently definately improves the safety of the driver, but even veteran drivers can't see through solid objects. The many corners and intersections of Cape hold bushes and branches that restrict a drivers view as they turn. Fairway Dr. is a road that turns off Green Holly Dr. and anyone looking for it better have a GPS or X-ray vision because the street sign is hidden behind a wide span of leaves from one of the neighborhoods beloved trees.
When drivers hit the roads in Cape St. Claire they will expect and recieve the beautiful community vegetation, but a GPS and more caution when manuevering around the bumps and bruises in the road can keep the nice evening drive from turning into a frustrating call to the insurance company and if you live on a road with little space, be a good samaritan and use the driveway you paid for. Its better protection for your car and any wandering drivers as well.