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


Monthly Archives: April 2010

FoWF Residents’ Board Seat Election Very Close

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The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is evenly divided among residents, businesses and property owners. Every year, each class elects one Board member. This year’s contest for the Residents’ seat is between Todd Lewers, from the Forum Condominium, and Paul Meyer, from the Wisconsin Condominium. Pictures and nominees’ statements can be found here: http://blog.friendsofwhiteflint.org/2010/04/05/meyer-lewers-vie-for-open-residents-seat-on-fowf-board-of-directors/

Ballots have been coming in for a week, and the contest is very close.…

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FLOG Reaches 600 Posts!

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The FLOG — the Friends of White Flint Blog — began in December 2008 as an experiment in communication. Before December 12, 2008, FoWF had been using a “forum” discussion system, with many topics across several “discussion boards.” But people tended only to read about one topic out of the two dozen offered: bicycle topics were hot; urban planning topics were not.…

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FoWF Annual Meeting: April 26, 4:30

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The next meeting of the Friends of White Flint will be held at 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, at the offices of the Lerner Corporation, 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd, 8th Floor. This is a LEED-certified building and one of the greenest in Montgomery County. All meetings of the FoWF Board, including the Annual Meeting, are open to the public.…

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How You Can Save $9,087 a Year

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The American Public Transit Association, a national association of transit systems and related firms, released a study this week which estimates that: “Individuals who ride public transportation can save on average $9,293 annually based on the April 5, 2010 national average gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate. On a per month basis, transit riders can save on average $774 per month.…

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Car Speed Amendment Pulled from Council Agenda

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I haven’t seen the change in the agenda for tomorrow’s Montgomery County Council meeting yet, but reports are circulating that the Council is NOT going to consider the amendment to the Growth Policy which would have stopped White Flint redevelopment if cars had not gone fast enough through intersections elsewhere in the County.…

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Post Poll Shows Public Wants Spending for Transit, Not Cars

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From Friends of White Flint member Action Committee for Transit:

The public overwhelmingly favors a massive reversal of current transportation priorities, today’s Washington Post transportation poll shows. 62% of Metro area residents said that efforts to reduce traffic congestion should focus on trains, buses, and other public transportation.  Only 30% said the focus should be on building and expanding roads.…

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The “Car Speed Through Intersections” Tests Are Baaaaaack.

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Movie monsters sometimes rise from the grave to attack again and again and again. The mythical monster Hydra was said to grow two heads for each one defeated. Fading celebrities and politicians appear on Dancing With the Stars or Celebrity Apprentice.

And those pesky car-oriented tests that so bedevilled the development of the White Flint Sector Plan have appeared again to attack the Plan, even after it was approved by the Montgomery County Council last month. Those tests of how fast cars move through intersections popped up this time in a proposal to use the Montgomery County “growth policy,” known more formally as the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, to block progress on the just-passed White Flint Plan.…

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