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: November 2016

Will there be housing for all income levels near transit?

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You might want to read this interesting article in The Washington Post about the intersection of suburbs, transit, and affordable housing. The article discusses how to prevent the benefits of transit-oriented living from going primarily to the well-to-do — and pricing out the very people it’s most intended to serve, lower income folks.  …

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Will you support your neighborhood on #GivingTuesday?

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On #GivingTuesday, you can:
  • Help save Metro service at the White Flint station
  • Make it safe and convenient for pedestrians in the Pike District
  • Ensure our neighborhood has a successful, sensible advocate
  • Support fun-filled activities that give our area a unique sense of place
  • Help us create a vibrant, exciting, liveable White Flint neighborhood
How can you do all that … and much more?
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Think Pike District During Our Annual Shopping Frenzy

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Sure, you know the Pike District has dozens of delicious restaurants, but did you also know we’ve got more than 200 stores at which you can easily do your holiday shopping?  Of course, there is Pike and Rose and North Bethesda Market, but there are also mom and pop shops and chain stores all over our area.
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Board of Ed Votes for Capital Improvements in the WJ Cluster

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According to Bethesda Beat:

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved Monday night capital improvement projects totaling $411.7 million that include expansions of Bethesda’s Ashburton Elementary School and North Bethesda Middle School.

The spending package will be forwarded to County Executive Ike Leggett, who will then present it to the County Council for approval.…

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Info from Montgomery County Government on the Western Workaround

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Montgomery County has started working on the first of two phases of the White Flint West Workaround transportation project, an effort designed to create a pedestrian-friendly community where residents and visitors can walk to work, shops and transit. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of calendar year 2017.…

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County Launches Get on Board BRT Campaign.

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Last week, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched the start of a naming contest to brand the County’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which in the next few years is expected to transform the transportation alternatives available in the County.

County Executive Leggett said, “I am committed to putting practical, cost-effective transit options on the ground in the near term.…

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Our Community’s Letter to WMATA about the Proposed Service Reduction at White Flint Metro Station

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November 17, 2016

Honorable Jack Evans, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Dear Mr. Evans and Mr. Wiedefeld:

The White Flint/Pike District area in North Bethesda, Maryland is transforming into a walkable, transit-oriented community, a vibrant neighborhood of residents of all ages, unique shops and restaurants, and large and small businesses.…

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What do you think about glow-in-the-dark bike paths in Pike District?

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In Poland, they’re experimenting with a glow-in-the-dark bike lane to increase bike safety at night. It’s unique, it’s fun, and maybe it would work in the Pike District. (I like the glow-in-the-dark pedestrian figure on the sidewalk, too.)

Read more about Poland’s glow-in-the-dark bike lane here.…

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Would you like to serve on the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors?

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Friends of White Flint is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of 18 members of the community. There are six resident members, six business members, and six property owner/developer members. The board meets a few times a year and is involved in policy decisions all year long, generally through phone calls and emails.…

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