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

Nominate Yourself to Help Create Rapid Transit!

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From our friends at Communities for Transit (click here to see their full page on this important subject):

NOMINATE YOURSELF: Serve on a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committee

Do you think Montgomery County needs better public transit? Do you want to help County planners design a bus rapid transit system that is cost effective, reduces trip times for riders, and makes it safer to get to stops?

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Friends of White Flint Seeks its Next Executive Director

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Hello, Friends! Lindsay, here.

These past two years at the helm of Friends of White Flint have been an incredible opportunity to serve my community. As many of you know, in early September, I was offered a new position (effective in December) and will be transitioning out of this role.  After six weeks of organizational strategizing (with a serious advocacy effort thrown in for good measure), the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is ready to proceed with seeking our new Executive Director.  

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New Hotel Coming to Pike and Rose

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Updated 10/22/14: The nine floors of hotel rooms will be topped with 100 condominium units. This is the first announcement of condominiums we’ve heard for White Flint. Click here and learn more about the top ten floors of Canopy, expected in 2016.

 

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An exciting announcement today from Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose and Hilton’s new Canopy Brand. 

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A Message from our Board of Directors

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Thank You Friends!

A lot has happened since we posted this blog and asked you to weigh in to support the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure called for in the White Flint Sector Plan. Since then, your response has been overwhelming. Together with our friends at the Coalition for Smarter Growth and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, you helped us send over 650 letters to the County Executive, proving what we’ve known all along, that you care deeply about your community and the vision we share for building a better and safer White Flint.

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New Bikesafe Guide from USDOT

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The U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently created a new guide on how to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians for state transportation departments and local governments called The Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System or Bikesafe. The guide contains 46 countermeasures that include various types of engineering, educational, and enforcement elements.…

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We’re Driving Less – Let’s Plan Accordingly

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The vision of White Flint includes people being able to drive less.  While this concept might feel like a  major culture shift for Montgomery County, that’s not what data proves.  Even in our car-oriented Montgomery County, driving has leveled off, and even decreased over the last ten years.  That’s even as we’ve added 100,000 new residents!  

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RESCHEDULED: White Flint Community Walking Tour

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Although pedestrians must often walk in foul weather, it isn’t the ideal condition for a community walking tour.  Since tomorrow’s forecast is calling for near-certain rain, we are rescheduling the White Flint Walking Tour to Saturday, October 25th at 9:15am.  We’ll still meet at the Pike Central Farmers Market, we’ll still take about a one-mile walk around White Flint to talk about how it feels to walk and bike around here, and, we’ll still be joined by former Governor Parris Glendening of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute.…

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Eat Well Using Metro

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Area residents are so interested in leaving their cars behind for a night out that Thrillist has developed the first ever “DC Metro Restaurant Map.”  The recommendations for restaurants you can easily reach from our local stops?  Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar for the White Flint stop, Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine for Twinbrook, and Black Market Bistro for Grosvenor/Strathmore.  …

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October White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wall Local Park/ Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Boulevard, N. Bethesda, MD

 

The agenda for the meeting includes:

  1. Introductions
  2. Updates
    1. Development Activity
    2. White Flint Downtown Committee
  3. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
    1. Western Workaround

 

The White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee is a body appointed by the Planning Board in 2010 to:

  • Review assumptions made regarding traffic, including transit use and parking
  • Monitor plan recommendations
  • Identify new projects for the amenity fund
  • Monitor the county Capital Improvement Program and Growth Policy
  • Recommend action by the Planning Board and County Council

They are scheduled to meet the second Monday evening of every month but please confirm that the meeting will occur before venturing out as some months are skipped/canceled.…

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Become a Representative on a BRT Corridor Advisory Committee

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Are you a resident, business owner, or an individual involved in your community within Montgomery County?

Do you want to see a change in the types of transportation available throughout the county?

Are you interested in the Rapid Transit System?

If so, don’t miss your chance to get involved in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system coming to the county!…

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