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


Easy Ways to Make Places More Pedestrian Friendly

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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Making places more pedestrian friendly is a shift we’re seeing globally.  Earlier this week, Wired.com published a piece called “7 Simple Ways to Make Cities More Friendly to Pedestrians.”  Some are concepts we’re already talking about for White Flint, like Complete Streets , orienting buildings to the street and moving parking behind/below buildings.  Check out the full article by clicking here — would these make you more willing to leave your car and take a stroll?

Thinking a bicycle might be more your speed?  Check out this video from Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where 33% of ALL TRIPS are made by bicycle.  See eight minutes of an ordinary morning commute condensed into two:

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