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: August 2014

Del Frisco’s Grille Slated for a Mid-September Opening in Pike & Rose

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Bethesda Magazine’s, Bethesda Beat mentioned that Del Frisco’s Grille will be the first full-service restaurant to open in the Pike & Rose development. Del Frisco’s Grille plans to open Mid-September, making it the second restaurant to open in the development; Starbucks is the first in the Old Mid-Pike Plaza building. Del Frisco’s serves American style cuisine in a full-service restaurant.…

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It’s Time for a Name

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For years, we’ve known that this place needs a name.  And, we’ve believed that the community should have input into what that name would be.  Our opportunity has arrived.

You’re invited to a Conversation on the Branding of the Pike on Thursday, September 11th from 6pm to 9pm at the offices of StreetSense in Bethesda. 

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Why Not Build More Roads?

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The traffic on Rockville Pike is only getting worse.  Just yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported that our county’s second most congested intersection is where the Pike crosses Nicholson Lane (click here for that piece).

The White Flint Sector Plan includes a multi-pronged approach to improving our traffic, including building an actual street grid to diffuse it and beefing up transit options like Bus Rapid Transit.  

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“The Smart Crosswalk”

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Ever felt like a crosswalk signal did not give you enough time to cross a street? Well, Singapore is taking a unique approach to address this problem. Singapore is now offering “a system to give certain pedestrians more time to cross.”

Singapore city planners have created this new Green Man Plus technology, which uses a special card like a “smart-trip” only for qualified individuals that will automatically call for additional time at pedestrian crosswalk. …

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Goodbye Surface Parking Lots

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Folks who have heard me speak about the future of White Flint have heard me address the matter of surface parking lots.  At the start of sector planning, of the 430 acres identified around the White Flint metro station, 161 of them were surface parking lots.  Thirty-seven percent of our land was sitting empty most of the time as surface parking lots!  

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New Montgomery County Bikeways Website

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The Montgomery County Planning Department created a new website for information on the bikeways throughout Montgomery County. The website is complete with information on all existing and proposed bikeways, including shared use paths, bike lanes,  signed shared roadways, hard surface park trails, and cycle tracks and a great interactive map. Check it out!…

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Check out the Renderings of the New AMP Music Venue

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Yesterday Bethesda Now posted the new renderings of the AMP music venue by Strathmore. Check them out here! AMP is located in the main commerical building in the Phase 1 of Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose and is slated to have 250 seats for music events. It can also be rented for private events!  …

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Bike Share Programs Have Had Millions of Rides but No Fatalities

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It was recently found that there still has not been a single fatality of a cyclist using bike-share across the 36 bike share programs in the United States. There has been an estimate of over 23 million rides across the bike-share programs in the U.S., which is a great thing to hear.…

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Bike Infrastructure & More at the Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last week, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held their monthly meeting and, after preliminary and general updates, we finally got more information on the latest plan for Woodglen Drive.  Here are our notes from the meeting:

  • Not much development activity since last month. Only item is that the Goddard School on Edson will be filing in the near future.
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