At the moment, our car-centric area may not feel the most friendly to people wanting to get around in other ways. This will improve over time as the redevelopment’s infrastructure is built out. But, that’s a lengthy proposition. What about folks who want to walk instead of drive now?
Although the major overhaul of a road is a multi-year, big bucks process, there are some fixes for pedestrian safety that can be made quickly by our county and state Departments of Transportation. But, they need your comments and guidance to know where the biggest problem areas are. So, we’re calling on our Friends for their eyes on the ground.
When you’re out and about in the White Flint area, do you notice:
- Burned out traffic or streetlights?
- Places where lighting is otherwise lacking?
- Faded striping in crosswalks or intersections?
- Sidewalks that are bumpy or otherwise in disrepair?
- Areas where you feel particularly unsafe?
If so, post a comment here or email directly them to me at Lindsay.Hoffman@whiteflint.org and I’ll get the information to the right folks at MCDOT. Let’s all get involved in making this a more walkable area right now. County Councilmembers Berliner and Riemer are doing their part. Stay tuned tomorrow for more about legislation they’ve introduced that will move Montgomery County’s urban areas toward a model of “Complete Streets.”