Here’s what you missed at last night’s fast-paced Friends of White Flint board and community meeting:
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The minutes from the June meeting were approved.
Executive Director Amy Ginsburg thanked everyone for their membership dues and noted that FOWF is in a pretty good place financially due to everyone’s generosity.
Today we launch a fun social media campaign designed to showcase all the things we love about the Pike District/White Flint area. Help us show the world why we #PickthePike because without you, this campaign just won’t work.
It’s easy and fun to participate — and we’ll even randomly choose one Tweet, Facebook Post or Instagram each week through Thanksgiving to receive a gift card or other goodie from a Pike District merchant.… Read More
It’s chilly, it’s rainy, the weekend weather looks bleak, and I’m tired, so this will be a short and sweet post today.
Don’t forget to come to our Board and Community Meeting Monday night, October 5, at 6:30 pm at AMP. On the agenda:
Board of directors nominations
Continuation of last meeting’s discussion and vote on membership dues for 2016
Update on the #PickthePike campaign
Presentation on the Master Bicycle Network Plan
Other issues and concerns
Tuesday night is the meeting at Walter Johnson High School at 7:00 pm on the Master Bicycle Network Plan.… Read More
Below you’ll find the testimony I’ll give tonight at the Transit Task Force Public Forum. Tomorrow, look in our e-newsletter for a story about what happens at tonight’s public forum. (What? You don’t receive our weekly eblast? Then sign up and stay up-to-date about everything in the White Flint area!)
My name is Amy Ginsburg, and I am the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization with nearly 1,300 supporters, including residents, businesses, homeowners associations, and property owners. Our only mission is to ensure the full implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan so that the promise of a walkable, transit-oriented, smart-growth community is achieved in the Pike District.… Read More
A White Flint Transportation Open House will be sponsored by the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation and will include a presentation on the ongoing White Flint Transportation Demand Management Study. After the presentation, there will be staff available at tables around the room to collect comments and answer questions on various White Flint Infrastructure projects, including White Flint road projects, the parking garage under design for the Conference Center, the separated bike lanes being designed for Nebel Street, as well as information on several Commuter Services and programs like the ability to sign up for Smart Cards, Senior Smart Cards, Parking Apps, etc.… Read More
Did you catch this interview with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson? It’s an interesting, and quick, read, but below is the part that most concerns the Pike District and our #PickthePike campaign.
BTW, rumor has it that Marriott is considering Friendship Heights, Bethesda, and the Pike District. In a week or so, we’ll be a launching a new #PickthePike social media campaign to showcase all the Pike District has to offer Marriott and its employees.… Read More
Montgomery Planning has just released its White Flint Separated Bike Lanes Network Report as part of the Bicycle Master Plan.
The report says, “Montgomery County residents and employees are more likely to bicycle in low-stress environments, so improving bicycling throughout the County requires developing safe, low-stress connections between activity centers, transit facilities and neighborhoods.… Read More
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Last week at a public meeting and a couple of days ago at the White Flint Implementation Committee meeting, BF Saul introduced the public to their plans for their site located on the west side of Rockville Pike between Marinelli and Nicholson (where the McDonald’s currently offers Big Macs and nuggets.) And now, we’re happy to share these drawings with you.…
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It was a rainy night so you wisely decided to stay home, throw on sweats, and catch up on an old series on Netflix rather than attend yesterday’s Implementation Committee Meeting. No worries — here’s what you missed.
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An amendment to Pike and Rose Phase 2 concerning the addition of solar panels on their garage was approved.
Comments Off on A brief primer on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
With the Transit Task Force public forum on September 30 and the recent release of the Transit Task Force Draft Report, there’s a lot of chatter online and in the real world about how MoCo creates, funds, and manages an RTS. So I thought it would be helpful to write a quick blog post to provide some background on this complex topic.… Read More