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

County Executive’s CIP Budget Released

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The CIP Budget is Montgomery County’s Capital Budget. We’ve been studying the CIP budget and talking with county officials about the CIP budget since it was released a few days ago. You can read the budget details here. Below are some of the parts of the CIP that most affect the White Flint area.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m

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The rescheduled White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting (Monday’s meeting was cancelled due to snow) will be held Thursday, January 17, 7 pm, at the Shriver Aquatic Center.

The agenda includes:

  1. Introductions
  2. Development and Infrastructure Updates
  3. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)
  4. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
  5. Sketch Plan Presentation Update: VOB/Nissan/Capital One properties
  6. Other topics: Mary Ward: Public facilities
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Interesting, Educational Articles to Start the New Year

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Transforming the White Flint area into a walkable, vibrant, smart growth area isn’t a mere whim. It’s based on solid research and thought-out policy. The following top ten blogs on Montgomery Planning’s The Third Place are interesting, educational articles that discuss the backbone principles of the burgeoning transformation of the Pike District.…

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Dee Metz, White Flint Coordinator, Retiring January 24

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You may not have known Dee Metz nor known of her behind-the-scenes work to make the White Flint Sector Plan a reality, but Dee Metz was, quite simply, one of the greatest drivers of the White Flint transformation, and she will be missed. Her email announcing her retirement is below.

It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing my retirement at the end of January. …

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Montgomery County Expansion of Dockless Bikeshare Program Starts in North Bethesda

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) last week expanded its dockless bikeshare program by making “e-bikes” available in North Bethesda. The County established a pilot dockless bikeshare program in Silver Spring and Takoma Park last year.

During the first year of the pilot period, adjustments to the program were made based on public input that greatly reduced the number of reported concerns.…

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Highlight’s from last night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last night, the White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting included many updates of interest to  folks in the White Flint area.  Here are the highlights:

Dockless bikes/ebikes/scooters are coming to the White Flint area, including Twinbrook and Rock Spring.  You’ll start seeing them as early as this month! Lime Bikes will be the vendor.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Monday, Dec 10

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, December 10, 2018 7 p.m.

Introductions

Amazon-HQ2

Approved Development and Allocated development

New Infrastructure

Western Workaround

Bikeways

Dockless Bikes in North Bethesda

2nd Metro Station Entrance

BRT on MD 355

 White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)

Other topics…

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FOWF Advocacy Works — NEW LONGER CROSSING TIMES!

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Thanks to advocacy by Friends of White Flint and our successful Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, we’re so excited to announce MCDOT implemented new pedestrian timings yesterday at Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike!!

Pedestrians crossing Old Georgetown Road at Route 355 now have 7 seconds of walk time followed by 20 seconds of Flashing Don’t Walk time for total pedestrian crossing time of 27 seconds. …

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Bicycle Master Plan Passes Major Milestone; Council Work Sessions Completed with an Affirmative Straw Vote

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The Montgomery County Council expressed significant support for the Bicycle Master Plan two weeks ago by voting 8-0 in favor of the proposed plan in a straw vote taken at the conclusion of their worksessions on the document.  The plan, if adopted, would be a comprehensive update to the Bicycle Master Plan. 

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