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: October 2014

Glow in the Dark Bike Lanes, Cool!

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The Netherlands is testing glow-in-the-dark lanes along one of their highways. The green paint is charged by daylight, allowing it to glow at night. The lanes are ”clearer than existing cat’s eye reflective spheres.”

Currently, the green lines are used to mark the street lanes, reducing the need to use street lamps to light the road.…

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Bicycling Benefits All People

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As we watch the final stages of construction of the cycle track along Woodglen Drive, it is important to note why biking facilities are so important for the White Flint sector.

Biking infrastructures allow for cycling to have positive impacts on cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Urbanful recently discussed a report completed by British Cycling that focused on all the benefits cycling has on all types of people, even non-cyclists.…

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Thanks for Walking White Flint

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Last Saturday morning was a gorgeous one for exploring White Flint by foot.  Thanks to the forty, or so, Friends who joined our Community Walking Tour to better understand pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and how smart infrastructure plays a big role in getting people out of their cars.  

Particular thanks goes to former Governor Parris Glendening, now a leader with Smart Growth America, White Flint champion Councilmember Roger Berliner and Ramona Bell-Pearson from County Executive Leggett’s office.

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Update on the Urban Road Code Bill 33-13

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This morning, the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee is meeting to discuss the amended Bill 33-13: Streets and Roads- Urban Road Standards and Pedestrian Safety Improvements. The committee meeting will take place at 9:30 am and will be televised on County Cable Montgomery (CCM), as well as available for viewing on the county council’s website.…

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Councilmember Berliner Asks for Improvement to Wall Park Now

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner transmitted the following letter to the Parks and Planning Department seeking low-cost, interim ways to improve Wall Park now.  I know it’s quite small – just click on it to enlarge:

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Also – stay tuned for Monday when the Urban Rode Code Bill, first introduced late last year by Councilmembers Berliner and Riemer, finally makes its way to a committee worksession.  …

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New Stop Sign on Nebel and Marinelli

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Early this morning, I was greeted with a surprise on Nebel Street — a stop sign at Marinelli Drive!  This intersection has come up several times at the Downtown Advisory Committee and the Implementation Advisory Committee but it had seemed like creating a three-way stop here would require much more study.  

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Lessons from New York City

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Last week, my kids had a day off school so we decided to take an impromptu long weekend in New York City.  Now, the funny thing about being so deep in the weeds on White Flint over the last few years is that this work has started to color how I see the world around me.  

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Updates from the October Implementation Committee Meeting

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Here are the updates from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee meeting from Tuesday, October 14th:

1)   Updates

  1. North Bethesda Market II and Gables Residential White Flint went to the development review committee about 2 weeks ago.
  2. As mentioned before, the Western Workaround has been broken up into 2 phases.
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Meet Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

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As one of our newest business members, Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center, I recently had a chance to speak with them about their business. Avant Garde Ballroom is the premier dance studio in the North Bethesda area serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Avant Garde Ballroom has a state-of-the-art studio with knowledgeable dance teachers offering classes designed for all types of individuals.

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