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


Category Archives: Montgomery County Government

Update on Marinelli Bike Lanes

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From MCDOT:

We have made some changes to the Marinelli Road Separated Bike Lanes design after meeting with Park & Planning and WMATA. We are eliminating the metered parking on the south side from Citadel to Nebel to improve the design. This will allow for more space in the bike lane, buffer and travel lane.

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Potential good news about the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman

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Councilmember Andrew Friedson has requested that MCDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations evaluate safety upgrades including a pedestrian-activated HAWK signal that goes full red, at the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman Lane. You may recall that a pedestrian tragically died at this intersection last month.

Councilmember Friedson also asked MCDOT to investigate any other safety improvements along the Tuckerman corridor.…

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Maryland county looks to build on the success of a new, limited-stop bus route

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From Mobility Lab

Buses traversing Montgomery County, Md.’s limited-stop Ride On ExtRa Route 101 have gotten fuller and fuller since they began operating in October 2017. The Bethesda-Gaithersburg route’s 12 percent ridership increase over the past year and a half was achieved despite competition from low gas prices and investor-subsidized ride hailing.…

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The Future of the Pike District

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From Councilmember Andrew Friedson

The Pike District, which encompasses the area surrounding the White Flint Metro, provides one of Montgomery County’s greatest opportunities for transit-oriented smart growth and economic expansion. I’m proud to represent this area and am committed to fulfilling the vision of our master plans for a vibrant, livable, walkable, mixed-use community.…

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Western Workaround Construction Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning July 28, 2019 on the Western Workaround/White Flint Project.

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B still awaits completion. This work should finish by end of summer, 2019.PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.…

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Something must be done

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Pedestrian injured after being hit by car in North Bethesda

A 31-year-old woman was seriously injured Saturday morning after Montgomery County Police say she tried to cross Tuckerman Lane near the intersection with Kings Riding Way. The woman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver was identified as Chase Lawrence Dobler, 27, of Rockville, and was not injured [WTOP].…

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County Greenlights Three Stormwater Runoff, including one in Luxmanor

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reactivated three storm water management projects that were previously suspended.

The county will move forward with plans to restore more than 1,800 feet of Old Farm Creek along Neilwood Drive in North Bethesda as well as more than 8,700 feet of the Grosvenor/Luxmanor Tributary in North Bethesda.…

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The Planning Dept. Staff’s Take on Route 355 BRT

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The Planning Department staff has submitted their thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355. Below are the highlights. (If you need to get caught up with what’s going on with BRT on Route 355, read our blog on the topic.)

1. Advance Alternative B, Median Transitway, as the preferred alternative and seek to increase the use of two-lane median transitways, especially south of Shady Grove Metrorail Station.…

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting Monday

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Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, July 8, 2019

7 p.m.


  1. Introductions
  2. Development and Infrastructure Updates
  3. 2019 Biennial Monitoring Report
  4. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie)
  5. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Peter Fosselman)
  6. MD 355 BRT Update (MCDOT staff)
  7. Other topics
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Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation

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Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…

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