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

A university in the Pike District? Sign us up!

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The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…

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The County Executive’s CIP Budget

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Yesterday, the County Executive released his proposed capital budget, called the CIP or Capital Improvements Program budget. In the North Bethesda area, there are 19 projects totaling $458 million. That said, many of the projects have no funding. You can learn more by clicking here.

We’re happy there are funds for the White Flint fire station and the Western Workaround but very disappointed the County Executive recommended no funds for a second metro entrance.…

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Councilmember Riemer’s 5 Point Plan to Power Up Montgomery County’s Economy Features White Flint

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We’re delighted that Councilmember Riemer put economic development in the White Flint/Pike District/North Bethesda area as one of his top priorities! Below is the the part of his plan about North Bethesda.

2. North Bethesda Economic Development

Our County has an expansive vision for an urban corridor up and down Rockville Pike.…

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Montgomery County Activates Newest HAWK Beacon where the Trolley Trail crosses Tuckerman Lane

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This past Monday, Montgomery County activated a new crosswalk beacon called a Hawk signal at the spot where the popular Bethesda Trolley Trail intersects with busy Tuckerman Lane. HAWK stands for high intensity activated crosswalk.

This is the fourth pedestrian beacon of its kind constructed by MCDOT in the County. HAWK beacons flash yellow when a pedestrian presses the signal button, then turn solid yellow and finally red to stop oncoming motorized vehicles; pedestrians are then given a walk signal.  The newest HAWK beacon was installed following a fatal collision involving 31-year-old Jennifer DiMauro at Tuckerman Lane and the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing. 

“As part of our ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety, we are committed to pursuing many types of treatments that are relevant to specific road crossings,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin.…

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The Pedestrian Master Plan marches forward

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently presented to the Planning Board an update on the Pedestrian Master Plan, including a summary of initial efforts to educate the community about the plan and inform the board of the community members chosen for the plan’s Pedestrian Advisory Group. The Pedestrian Master Plan is a comprehensive project to improve pedestrian safety and comfort across Montgomery County.…

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A wonderful Pedestrian Town Hall

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FOWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended Councilmember Evan Glass’s Pedestrian Town Hall Saturday. The council room was packed with people from every corner of the county who want better and safer walking conditions.

At the Town Hall, we were told that 600 — yes, 600 — people have been injured or killed in pedestrian-automobile crashes in 2019.

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Council Develops County Economic Platform

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The new County Economic Development Platform is focused on business development, housing, transportation and workforce development and aims to unify and formalize the Council’s focus on economic development. 

The Economic Development Platform Resolution is a guiding document that identifies a thriving and diversified economy, greater innovation, racial equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability as desired outcomes.…

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Montgomery planners will survey every street to see how safe they are for pedestrians

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Earlier this fall, Montgomery County started to develop a Pedestrian Master Plan, which would provide a roadmap to improve safety and comfort for those getting around the county on foot or in wheelchairs, strollers, tricycles, or training bikes—that is, our most vulnerable road users. The next step is for county employees to survey every road and street in the county to take an inventory of pedestrian safety.…

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