Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Quite a celebration yesterday for improved red line service

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State, local, and national officials celebrated the end of the Grosvenor Turnback yesterday at a ceremony at Rockville metro.  Enjoy these photos from the event.

WMATA CEO
WMATA CEO Paul JWiedefeld and Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg
Senator Chris Van Hollen speaks
Paul J. Wiedefeld speaks
County Executive Marc Elrich speaks
Al Roshdieh, MCDOT Director, speaks
Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Hans Reimer, and Evan Glass, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, and County Executive Marc Elrich.
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No more Grosvenor Turnbacks starting today!

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County Executive Elrich, Senator Van Hollen, Metro General Manager Wiedefeld, Montgomery County Director of the Department of Transportation Al Roshdieh, and Friends of White Flint will celebrate the end of red line turnbacks at Grosvenor Station today at 10:30 am at the est side of entrance to Rockville Metro Station entrance.

Friends of White Flint and its resident, business, and property owner members advocated vigorously to end these turnbacks, and we’re thrilled to celebrate this achievement.…

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The weather isn’t cooperating, but we’re not cancelling yet.

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Tomorrow’s Pike District Promenade has only an 89% chance of being rained out (according to my weather app) so we’re not cancelling … yet.

If the weather predictions turn out to be wrong (fingers crossed!), we’ll meet tomorrow, Saturday December 15, at 10 am at the North Bethesda Market plaza for a wonderful, easy stroll along the Trolley Trail.…

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Oh the weather it may be frightful but the walk will be so delightful.

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Mark you calendar for our next Pike District Promenade, Saturday, December 15, 10 am.  We’ll meet at the North Bethesda Market plaza between Starbucks, Seasons 52, and CVS.  Dress warm and enjoy fresh air, great companionship, and holiday spirit!

There’s free parking at NoBe Market off Marketplace Street or on the surface parking lot across from Quincy’s at the corner of Woodglen and Nicholson.…

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Highlight’s from last night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last night, the White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting included many updates of interest to  folks in the White Flint area.  Here are the highlights:

Dockless bikes/ebikes/scooters are coming to the White Flint area, including Twinbrook and Rock Spring.  You’ll start seeing them as early as this month! Lime Bikes will be the vendor.…

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Learn more about the redevelopment of the Old Georgetown Saab and Nissan Properties

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Old Georgetown SAAB Property and Old Georgetown Nissan Property, LLC invites the community to attend a meeting to review plans for the redevelopment of Lot 9, former VOB Saab; Lot 10, former Capital One Bank branch; Lot 5, former VOB Nissan dealership; as well as undeveloped parcels (Parcel 613 and Parcel 614) and certain contiguous portions of the existing road right-of ways in Rockville, Maryland.…

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So many fun holiday events this weekend!

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Tree Lighting at The Plaza at North Bethesda Market, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM

11418 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Celebrate the season with the North Bethesda Market Tree Lighting featuring carols and holiday favorites performed by the Jonathan Moody Band & The Rockville Singers! …

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Monday, Dec 10

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, December 10, 2018 7 p.m.

Introductions

Amazon-HQ2

Approved Development and Allocated development

New Infrastructure

Western Workaround

Bikeways

Dockless Bikes in North Bethesda

2nd Metro Station Entrance

BRT on MD 355

 White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)

Other topics…

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FOWF Advocacy Works — NEW LONGER CROSSING TIMES!

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Thanks to advocacy by Friends of White Flint and our successful Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, we’re so excited to announce MCDOT implemented new pedestrian timings yesterday at Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike!!

Pedestrians crossing Old Georgetown Road at Route 355 now have 7 seconds of walk time followed by 20 seconds of Flashing Don’t Walk time for total pedestrian crossing time of 27 seconds. …

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