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


Friends of White Flint in the Washington Post

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In an article “Suburbs try Vision Zero to Protect walkers and cyclists on roads designed for vehicles” in The Washington Post, Friends of White Flint executive director was quoted.

Amy Ginsburg, the executive director of Friends of White Flint, said she was frustrated that it took more than nine months for the Maryland State Highway Administration to recently repaint crosswalks in the North Bethesda area. She said Rockville Pike still needs bike lanes and other improvements if the area is to continue transforming from auto-centric sprawl into a denser, more walkable and bikeable community.

Still, Ginsburg said, transportation agencies that once seemed intent on moving motor traffic are paying closer attention to protecting all road users.

“I truly believe there’s been a sea change in thinking,” Ginsburg said. “Everyone is realizing people want to get out of their cars. Now it’s just a matter of undoing 50 years of car-centric planning to make that a reality.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/suburbs-try-vision-zero-to-protect-walkers-and-cyclists-on-roads-designed-for-vehicles/2019/11/30/4b29e3fc-1081-11ea-b0fc-62cc38411ebb_story.html

Even if Amy hadn’t been quoted, it’s a great read and discusses the hopes and challenges transforming the suburbs into places where it’s safe and pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists.

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