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


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Urban Road Code PASSES!

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Dear Friends – I love going out with a bang!  First, we made great progress on the issue of Old Georgetown Road’s design and now, the County Council has ensured that county roads in our urban nodes will have stricter requirements to ensure pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Yesterday, the County Council voted unanimously to enact the amendments to our Road Code that we’ve been telling you about for nearly a year.  

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Show Your Support of the Urban Road Code Bill 33-13

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Calling all who are interested in making our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists!

There will be an upcoming vote on the Urban Road Code Bill 33-13 by the county council tomorrow and we need all those who know how important it is to improve our current county road code standards to show their support of the bill.

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Update on the Urban Road Code Bill 33-13

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This morning, the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee is meeting to discuss the amended Bill 33-13: Streets and Roads- Urban Road Standards and Pedestrian Safety Improvements. The committee meeting will take place at 9:30 am and will be televised on County Cable Montgomery (CCM), as well as available for viewing on the county council’s website.…

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FoWF Testifies in Favor of Proposed Urban Road Code Amendments

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Last night, Friends of White Flint Board Member Howard Feldman testified before the County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee in support of the Urban Road Code Amendments proposed by Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Hans Riemer, who both sit on the committee. Thanks to the input of many of our members, our testimony supported the global concepts of Complete Streets and valuing all users, without purporting to be the experts on exact measurements for appropriate lane widths, etc.

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Urban Streets and Fire Departments

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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If you’re familiar with this blog, and with White Flint redevelopment in general, then you know that we’re working toward making our area more friendly toward all modes of transportation.  Car can no longer be king – people should be the kings (and queens!).  A major barrier toward getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks and bike lanes (where we have bike lanes) is the safety of our roads.  

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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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Thank you, MCDOT

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Friends of White Flint wants to thank MCDOT for their wonderful response to the concerns of the Planning Staff and FOWF about the Western Workaround.  MCDOT staff agreed with almost everything the Planning Staff and FOWF had recommended, and we salute their commitment to a walkable, transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly Pike District.

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Bike in the Pike

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From Bethesda Now:

The Planning Board hopes Montgomery County will add bicycle accommodations — possibly another cycle track — to the new street grid it hopes to start work on soon in the White Flint/Pike District.

Planners and the Board reviewed the county Department of Transportation’s plans for the Western Workaround on Thursday.…

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Realigning and Constructing Main/Market Street and Executive Blvd

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On Thursday, March 12, the Montgomery County Planning Board will discuss the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT’s) project to reconfigure a portion of the existing roadway network in the Pike District. The project includes roadway realignment and construction of new road segments for Main/Market Street and Executive Boulevard extended. This is also known as the Western Workaround.…

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Councilmember Berliner Asks for Improvement to Wall Park Now

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner transmitted the following letter to the Parks and Planning Department seeking low-cost, interim ways to improve Wall Park now.  I know it’s quite small – just click on it to enlarge:

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Also – stay tuned for Monday when the Urban Rode Code Bill, first introduced late last year by Councilmembers Berliner and Riemer, finally makes its way to a committee worksession.  …

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