I want to make sure you saw this article in The Washington Post. It’s quite wonderful. Robert Thomson (Dr. Gridlock) spends half his piece directly quoting the Friends of White Flint letter to WMATA which I had also sent to the Transportation Planning Board. After the link to the article, you’ll find the part of his story that mentions us.…Read More
The Pop Up in Montgomery Parks campaign is part of an ongoing “activate urban parks” initiative that was launched last year. There are two coming to the White Flint area.
Touch a Truck
Whether they are climbing into the cab of a backhoe, riding in a bucket truck or turning a police cruiser lights on children of all ages can explore and learn about the trucks that help upkeep Montgomery County’s urban parks.…Read More
Things I love about the Pike District/White Flint area. (Ok, ok. I got caught up in sappy fun of Valentine’s Day.)
The new bike lanes and the Trolley Trail that allow me to ride around the area without fear of getting smushed.
The Walter Johnson cluster — my kids received terrific educations, and I managed to eke out some useful knowledge when it was called the Woodward cluster.…Read More
If you weren’t one of the hundred or so folks who attended one of the recent MD 355 BRT Open Houses, here’s what you missed. (You can view their presentation here … and I urge you to do so. It discusses in detail what I’ve summarized here, and their boards are higher-resolution and easier to enlarge than what you’ll find in this blog.)
Purpose: to present the MD 355 BRT Conceptual Alternatives and review the results of the Preliminary Analysis.…Read More
During a nearly two-hour worksession yesterday at the Planning Board, Executive Boulevard was the center of attention. The staff presentation was actually a fairly good explanation of what is proposed for Executive Boulevard in the White Flint 2 sector plan. Below you’ll find a few slides that I found particularly illuminating.…Read More
Check out this presentation by MCDOT on current and future bike lanes in the Pike District.
The Maryland Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, is conducting a study for developing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor. Two public Open Houses will be held to provide information on the BRT conceptual alternatives under study and gather community input about potential BRT service from Bethesda to Clarksburg (including along Observation Drive).…Read More
The Planning Board will hold a second worksession on the White Flint 2 plan on noon Thursday, February 9th at their headquarters on 878 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. This worksession will focus on the Executive Boulevard part of the proposed White Flint 2 plan.
You can read the staff documents that were prepared for this worksession here.…Read More
There will be 25% fewer trains during peak times at White Flint station if WMATA’s proposed service cuts are implemented. During rush hour, a train now comes to White Flint station (in theory) every 6 minutes; they have proposed a headway of 8 minutes in their 2018 budget. During off-peak hours and on weekends, White Flint station will see a train only 4 times an hour — service that can hardly be called frequent.…Read More
AARP created a slide show that vividly shows why incomplete streets are so dangerous … not just for those 50+ but for everyone. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe, convenient travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation, including walking, cycling, driving automobiles, or riding public transportation.…Read More