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With all of us making plans to ride bikes, take walks, and dine outside at a favorite restaurant’s sidewalk seating on this holiday weekend, I thought I’d cite a few healthy living factoids that you can toss around at your Memorial Day BBQ:
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Twenty-five percent of Americans say that traffic makes it unsafe to walk in their neighborhoods
Nearly four in ten people –38 percent — say that their communities lack outdoor places for recreation
Fifty-four percent say shopping and entertainment are not within walking distance
Forty-eight percent say bike lanes are insufficient to make biking a practical mode of transportation
Half of Americans want to live in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, including sidewalks and crosswalks
One-fifth of Americans view walkability as a top priority.
It’s new, it’s stuffed full of interesting tidbits, and it’s rather pretty, too. Created by the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, the new PikeDistrict.org website can be your other go-to site for the Pike District. (We know you already love and often visit the Friends of White Flint site, whiteflint.org.) Check out this brand spanking new website today.… Read More
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Here are the highlights from this week’s White Flint Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee meetings.
White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting, Monday, May 11
1) Gables Pike District received approval for their preliminary and site plans.
2) Goddard School received approval for a pre-school on Edson Lane that will educate 165 children.… Read More
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Grab a cup of java or a danish, sit back, and read our latest e-newsletter here.… Read More
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Tonight, the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet at 7:00 pm at the Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, Old Georgetown Road & Nicholson Lane, North Bethesda)
Tomorrow morning, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet at the Bethesda North Conference Center. Cabin John Room, at 8:00 am.
Don’t forget to click here to make your $25 donation to Friends of White Flint so you can receive your $10 Del Frico’s Grille gift card!… Read More
According to NAIOP Research Foundation report. office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers (also known as “live, work, play” locations) over single-use office parks by a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent. The report states that “overall, office tenants show no strong preference for either downtown or suburban locations. Yet the study reveals a clear preference for suburban vibrant centers over typical single-use suburban office environments, and demonstrates that office properties in suburban vibrant centers are outperforming those in typical single-use suburban office areas on almost all metrics.” Bodes well for the Pike District, don’t you think?… Read More
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Here’s the scoop Friends of White Flint Member Paladar’s 4th annual Carnival celebration. This 16-day long party promises to be the most excitement you will have this side of The Equator.
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- February 2nd through February 17th – you’ll receive ½ off mojitos, margaritas and sangria, all day long. (Sorry, not valid on February 13th or 14th.) For the Carnival street food lovers, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered too.
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The population of the DC Metro area in 2030 is going to much larger, more diverse, and skew a bit older, according to a new report by the Urban Institute. Imagine the population growing nearly 38%, from 5,381,333 to 7,420,927. By comparison, the Philadelphia area is expected to grow by just 6.5% and New York by 7.4%.… Read More
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Members are the lifeblood of Friends of White Flint. Residents, businesses, homeowner associations, property owners build consensus and work together to fulfill the dream of the White Flint Sector Plan. If you’re reading this, chances are good you’re already a member, (And if you’re not a member — what are you waiting for?… Read More
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On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner said, “As difficult as it is, change is possible; culture can shift; values can be realigned. But to do so requires perseverance, grassroots organizing, coalition building, outreach, and even an occasional press strategy – basically, something that every elected official here understands – a real campaign. In Montgomery County, our efforts to remake a part of our community that has been known as White Flint, and recently renamed the Pike District, is a classic study of all that is necessary to overcome community fears and transportation bureaucracy resistance.”
I like that we’re a ‘classic study’, don’t you?… Read More