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


Lowering Speed Limits Saves Lives

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Vox.com is one of the newer online news outlets and they cover a range of topics.  Over the last week, however, they’ve run pieces focused on a few New Urbanist trends around the country.  One particularly striking image highlights how much public space we turn over to cars – and, therefore, how little is left for the rest of us.

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At Least One Bike-Friendly Community in Every U.S. State

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Yesterday, the League of American Bicyclists released their 2014 list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC). With this new list, that means that all 50 U.S. states have at least one Bicycle Friendly Communities, which is great.

According to the League of American Bicyclists, BFC are defined as including elements such as but not limited to “meeting or exceeding the standards of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, “various types of on-and-off street bicycle facilities,” “Street network is well connected,” have Safe Routes to School programs, and have Bike to Work Day events.…

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This Friday: Deadline to Help Shape Rapid Transit

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From our friends at Communities for Transit (click here to see their full page on this important subject):

NOMINATE YOURSELF: Serve on a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committee

Do you think Montgomery County needs better public transit? Do you want to help County planners design a bus rapid transit system that is cost effective, reduces trip times for riders, and makes it safer to get to stops?

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6 “Progressive” and Beneficial Pedestrian Infrastructures

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We are always trying to find ways to make our cities more pedestrian friendly. Here are some interesting, progressive pedestrian focused infrastructures that we could use in our urban areas throughout Montgomery County:

1)   Protected left turn

The Next city article pointed to the fact that left turn crashes are leading causes of pedestrian deaths.…

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The Shaping of Rapid Transit

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Yesterday, Kelly Blynn (our friend from Coalition for Smarter Growth) posted a great piece on the status of our county’s Rapid Transit project. Like Old Georgetown Road, it’s critical that this infrastructure is built properly the first time both for efficiency and to responsibly use our tax dollars.  Kelly lays out where we are and includes references to White Flint — our stretch of MD-355 is scheduled to be one of the first routes built.…

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La Madeleine and other openings

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As the first big redevelopment to see the light of day, Pike and Rose has become a great preview of things to come in White Flint!  When I’m out in the community, I’m most often asked when a few key restaurants are planning to open.  While updates are always available on the Pike and Rose website, here are some for you now:

La Madeleine will be opening at the corner of Grand Park Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille (which is now open), in late December or early January.

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Avant Garde’s Own Dancers Will Appear on TV

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Check out two of Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center’s very own, Michaela Pinky Puno and Slava Sergiev, who will appear on the “Ballroom Blitz” show airing on TLC on Wednesday, November 26. The show focuses on various ballroom dance competitions across the U.S. Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center is one of our newest members and we are happy to hear this fantastic news about them!…

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