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: September 2015

Our testimony to the Transit Task Force

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Below you’ll find the testimony I’ll give tonight at the Transit Task Force Public Forum.  Tomorrow, look in our e-newsletter for a story about what happens at tonight’s public forum. (What? You don’t receive our weekly eblast?  Then sign up and stay up-to-date about everything in the White Flint area!)

My name is Amy Ginsburg, and I am the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization with nearly 1,300 supporters, including residents, businesses, homeowners associations, and property owners. 

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White Flint Transportation Open House – Oct 19 at WJ

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A White Flint Transportation Open House will be sponsored by the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation and will include a presentation on the ongoing White Flint Transportation Demand Management Study.  After the presentation, there will be staff available at tables around the room to collect comments and answer questions on various White Flint Infrastructure projects, including White Flint road projects, the parking garage under design for the Conference Center, the separated bike lanes being designed for Nebel Street, as well as information on several Commuter Services and programs like the ability to sign up for Smart Cards, Senior Smart Cards, Parking Apps, etc.…

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More on Marriott

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Did you catch this interview with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson?  It’s an interesting, and quick, read, but below is the part that most concerns the Pike District and our #PickthePike campaign.

BTW, rumor has it that Marriott is considering Friendship Heights, Bethesda, and the Pike District. In a week or so, we’ll be a launching a new #PickthePike social media campaign to showcase all the Pike District has to offer Marriott and its employees.…

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White Flint Separated Bike Lanes Network — A Brand New Report

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Montgomery Planning has just released  its White Flint Separated Bike Lanes Network Report as part of the Bicycle Master Plan.

The report says, “Montgomery County residents and employees are more likely to bicycle in low-stress environments, so improving bicycling throughout the County requires developing safe, low-stress connections between activity centers, transit facilities and neighborhoods.…

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How gorgeous is BF Saul’s Building A?

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This gallery contains 9 photos.

Last week at a public meeting and a couple of days ago at the White Flint Implementation Committee meeting, BF Saul introduced the public to their plans for their site located on the west side of Rockville Pike between Marinelli and Nicholson (where the McDonald’s currently offers Big Macs and nuggets.) And now, we’re happy to share these drawings with you.

What you missed at last night’s White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting

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It was a rainy night so you wisely decided to stay home, throw on sweats, and catch up on an old series on Netflix rather than attend yesterday’s Implementation Committee Meeting.  No worries — here’s what you missed.
  1. An amendment to Pike and Rose Phase 2 concerning the addition of solar panels on their garage was approved.
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A brief primer on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

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With the Transit Task Force public forum on September 30 and the recent release of the Transit Task Force Draft Report, there’s a lot of chatter online and in the real world about how MoCo creates, funds, and manages an RTS. So  I thought it would be helpful to write a quick blog post to provide some background on this complex topic.…

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What happened at last night’s Meeting on Schools and the White Flint 2/Rock Spring Master Plans

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It was a packed house at WJ last night as Gwen Wright, Glenn Kreger, Nkosi Yearwood, and Pam Dunn from Montgomery  Planning and Bruce Crispell from MCPS carefully explained how they plan for schools and listened to passionate comments from the audience.

Councilmember Roger Berliner and Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson opened the meeting.…

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Recommendations of the Transit Task Force

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Below you’ll find the Recommendations of the County Executive’s Transit Task Force Draft Report that was released yesterday.  You can read the full report here and learn more about the Transit Task Force here.  (You can testify at the September 30th  on the public forum on the Transit Task Force Draft Report by calling 240-777-7165.)

Bottom line, the 75-page report concludes that subject to a broad range of conditions and limitations that address labor, funding, and governance concerns,  the Task Force recommends the creation of a new transit authority empowered to develop and operate a Rapid Transit System.…

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September 17 Meeting on Schools and the White Flint 2/Rock Spring Master Plans

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This is a reminder about the 7:00 pm Thursday, September 17 meeting at Walter Johnson High School for the Rock Spring and White Flint 2 master plan efforts.  The Planning Department staff and staff from MCPS will spend the first part of the meeting describing how their agencies address schools in the planning process. 

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