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: December 2013

White Flint Mall’s Last Christmas?

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Yesterday, the Washington Post’s Style section featured a look at White Flint Mall during what appears to be its last holiday season.  Complete with memories from those who remember the early days (thanks to the Friends of White Flinters who contributed!), it’s a lovely look at where we’ve been right as we prepare to move on.…

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Most Walkable Cities

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Walkability is one of the driving forces for the changes coming to White Flint. Areas throughout the United States are already considering the need for a walkable design. In an article from Governing, Mike Maciag discusses the most walkable cities in the US and elements of these cities that make them so successful.…

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Is Walking the “New Wonder Drug”?

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The design of our cities and towns may have a major impact on our health and well-being. As diseases such as obesity and diabetes rise to epidemic levels in the United States, what strategies are both health professionals and community development practitioners using to combat these health concerns? How does urban design impact the levels of these diseases in the US?…

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Apply for the National Transportation Planning Board’s 2014 Citizens Advisory Committee!

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Are you a leader in your community or an interested citizen?

Are you interested in regional transportation issues?

Are environmental, business, or civic interests in transportation important to you?

Then apply for membership on the 2014 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to the National Transportation Planning Board (TPB) under the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG).

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Could BRT connect White Flint to Northern Virginia?

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For years, there’s been talk of improving transit connections across the Potomac River between Montgomery and Fairfax counties. There might be a solution in Montgomery County’s newly-approved rapid transit plan, and it could be a big deal for White Flint.

How the North Bethesda Transitway could be White Flint’s connection to Northern Virginia.

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“Hard Truths About Transit”

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Eric Jaffe, writer for The Atlantic Cities, in his article 4 Hard Truths About Transit examined a panel report created by The Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel of the Government of Ontario. The panel report provides six hard truths about transit that are designed to spur informed debate on the subject.  

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Meet Rebecca Hertz!

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For the past year, if you’ve attended a White Flint-related event, you may have seen Amy Donin representing Friends of White Flint.  She has been an integral part of our team and, as she moves on to a role with even deeper involvement in planning and land use, we’ll miss her.…

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Where Should the White Flint Post Office Go?

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As we’ve reported before, the US Postal Service is planning to leave White Flint Mall before it redevelops and they’re looking for a new site for our local post office.  Options are limited, though, because many of the prime possibilities are also slated for redevelopment and, therefore, not ideal for the 5-year lease the USPS seeks.  

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