Monthly Archives: March 2015
Comments Off on See, people will ride Bus Rapid Transit
If Friends of White Flint had a nickel for every time we’ve heard “People will never ride Bus Rapid Transit,” we’d never have to fundraise again. But fortunately for the White Flint area, the facts contradict this belief.
In Alexandria, ridership of their Metroway Bus Rapid Transit is consistently 15 to 20 percent higher than projections for initial ridership, even with the recent cold weather.… Read More
Comments Off on Like Us on Facebook – Win Tickets to Amp
We have 386 friends on Facebook, but we know Friends of White Flint actually has a lot more friends out there. Help us reach 500 friends on Facebook. Each week, until we reach 500, we’ll randomly draw a name from all the folks who liked us that week to win free tickets to a show at AMP by Strathmore.… Read More
Comments Off on Pike District would be perfect for Marriott’s New Headquarters
Bethesda Now published yesterday a wonderful article about Friends of White Flint’s plan to entice Marriott International to move to the Pike District.
As we discussed at our Community Meeting March 25, for the White Flint area to be a successful live-work-play community, there must be a vibrant “work” sector. Residences alone are not enough to sustain the retail, restaurants, and entertainment options we want in the Pike District.… Read More
Comments Off on We’re changing the DMV!
Pretty cool that the Pike District is considered to be one of four projects that are going to change the DC metro area.
And don’t forget about our Community Meeting tonight, 7pm, at Federal Realty which is located at the rear of Congressional Plaza on East Jefferson Street.… Read More
Comments Off on Are you going tomorrow?
Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s community meeting. We very much hope you’ll be there! The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 at Federal Realty, 1626 E Jefferson St., Rockville, MD
7:00 Call to order (Amy Ginsburg)
7:05 Minutes (Amber Tedesco)
7:10 Financial Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:15 Executive Director Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:20 Updates from property owners on what’s going on and what’s going up in the White Flint/Pike District.… Read More
Comments Off on Protected bike lanes — a winning proposition
The advantages of protected bike lanes are many. Rather than bicyclists and drivers maneuvering and fighting for space, each has its own safe space for their preferred mode of travel, according to a recent study.
… Read More
Across six cities, the study found a rise of ridership between 21% and 171% after the lanes were installed.
Yes, we’re sad to report there are white flakes and cold rain drifting down from grey skies on the first day of spring, but we’re even sadder to report that on Monday night the Rockville Mayor and Council voted 3-2 in favor of widening Rockville Pike to 252 feet. They took this action even though there was very strong opposition by the community.… Read More
Check out today’s e-blast with all the details about how to get FREE tickets to AMP by Strathmore this weekend. (It’s just one more perk of being a supporter of Friends of White Flint.) But hurry — the deadline is 12:30 pm today, March 19th.
… Read More
Comments Off on Add your voice to the conversation!
Please attend the Friends of White Flint Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm at Federal Realty, 1626 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville. We look forward to seeing you, hearing your ideas, and discussing issues important to the Pike District.
On the agenda:
… Read More
Update from property owners on what’s going on and what’s going up in the Pike District.
Comments Off on The Mall and Amp in the News
ICYMI, here are two interesting stories on the Pike District that recently hit the papers and blogs:
White Flint Mall: Lord & Taylor is Sandbagging White Flint Mall (Bethesda Now)
Amp, Strathmore’s New Music Venue, Rocks the Suburbs of North Bethesda (Express)
… Read More