The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board will meet jointly with the County’s Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee on Thursday, January 6, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The meeting will focus on local community pedestrian safety concerns. The meeting will be held in the BCC Regional Service Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda (big building at corner of Old Georgetown and Wisconsin by the Bethesda Metro station).…Read More
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Montgomery County Planning Director Rollin Stanley is fond of discussing automatic parking systems which stack cars vertically, like a gigantic vending machine. Here’s another option from Budapest, showing a narrow town square which has been “reclaimed” by putting parking below ground, but with a much more sophisticated automatic parking system.
Barnaby Zall…Read More
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Today’s Washington Post Metro Section headlines the continuing growth of commuting by bicycle. Jim Sebastian, cycling coordinator for the District of Columbia, told the Post: “This is not bicycling for the sake of bicycling,” he said. “We view bicycling as part of our transportation system, like the Circulator [bus service] and Metrorail.…Read More
With the approval of the White Flint Sector Plan and the first, tentative steps on the long path to a walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented community, the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors has decided to revamp its on-line offerings.
Friends of White Flint’s main goal is to provide information to the White Flint community.…Read More
Is there a little bit of confusion about White Flint planning?
Throughout the Montgomery County Planning Board’s and Council’s considerations of the White Flint Sector Plan, it was a given that there would be intense monitoring of the progress of the Plan. Monitoring, among other things, gives residents the confidence that infrastructure will match development.…Read More
OK, so it isn’t much snow, but it’s enough to cause people to worry. At lunch today, a cashier at Trader Joe’s was quite worried, asking everyone coming through the door whether Montgomery County was closing schools early. The answer, as of now, is no.
County Executive Ike Leggett blasted out a letter with a new County brochure about snow.…Read More
(Sigh, yes, that obvious holiday cliche was used last night, and I apologize for repeating it)
At its second meeting last night, the new White Flint Implementation Committee heard from Dan Hardy, head of “Vision” and transportation planner extraordinaire for the Montgomery Planning Board, about transportation issues in the new White Flint and the new CLATR transportation review process.…Read More
At its second meeting last night, the new White Flint Implementation Committee (which seems to be the new working title) elected two co-chairs, one from the residential communities in White Flint and one from the business community.
Dan Hoffman, a young activist who is well-known in County government circles, will be the residential Co-Chair; Hoffman is a member of the County’s Structural Review Commission, which will soon report on ways the County can save money and improve services, Chair of the new Citizens League of Montgomery County, set up to get more young and diverse residents involved in County activities, and a long-time activist from the Randolph Civic Association, the largest residential community group in White Flint. He has also been active in Friends of White Flint outreach activities to the White Flint community.…Read More
At least it is if you’re from Minneapolis.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Executive Office Building
Chief Administrative Officer’s Conference Room, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the launch of a new, online tool that will make it easier for residents to decide when to safely venture out following a snowstorm. The map tool will show the progress of snow plows throughout the County and indicate when emergency roads, primary streets and neighborhood streets have been cleared.
Barnaby Zall …Read More
Cold. Rain. Redskins going down against Tampa Bay. Not a lot of publicity.
All the elements were there for an epic fail when Montgomery County and Bethesda Green teamed up for an electronics recycling day on Sunday.
So here’s just a little of the constant traffic in the Whitman High School parking lot about an hour and a half into the four-hour event:
That’s a full semi-trailer full of stuff, plus a dozen or more massive boxes full of recycled electronics of all types.…Read More