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


FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

Posted on by Amy Ginsburg

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

If you agree with this, please email the council today at County.Council@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov

One Response to FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

Ken Kopczyk says: February 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm

There’s been a lot of chatter on this topic on BethesdaBeat and Nextdoor recently, with almost all residents responding voicing a negative opinion of MPE. Personally, I don’t disagree with them, but maybe I’m just in need of some education. So my question is: specifically how will MPE improve transportation in the White Flint area? What do we gain for such a large investment that MPW and Randolph Rd don’t already provide?

While I love the idea of an above grade crossing over the CSX tracks (one of the benefits), it seems like it comes at the high price of disturbing the RCP right-of-way and putting a highway in the backyard of 40 houses. Also, it looks like the project would create a bottle neck for drivers trying to make the connection from Randolph to Montrose Parkway (via Viers Mill or Parklawn). Lastly, the project does not get rid of the at-grade crossing on Randolph Rd, which seems to be the one thing that the people responding negatively to MPE on BB/ND seem to want.

Thanks!