The collaborative way the White Flint Sector Plan was developed and is being implemented is not common practice. We’re proud of the level of stakeholder involvement and the impact it has had in creating a future for the place where we live, work and play. Friends of White Flint was at the forefront in ensuring that the community had a place at the table, and we continue to do so.…Read More
Category Archives: Montgomery County Government
**Updated at 9:50am with ways to be heard on the proposed budget.
Over the summer, we told you about the county’s Capital Improvement Programs budget. This budget covers all capital projects (think physical projects, like buildings and roads) and is created as a six-year plan every other year. This is a capital budget creation year. …Read More
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On Tuesday morning, Kyle Liang of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation attended the latest meeting of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee. He shared that MCDOT has been focused on improving pedestrian safety on the east side of the White Flint Sector and will begin with a project on Nebel Street.…Read More
If you read this blog with any frequency, you’re familiar with the term Complete Streets. This is the planning and design model focused on moving people, not just cars. Complete streets are those that consider all users, regardless of their mode of transportation, age or ability. In other words, it’s the opposite of Rockville Pike.…Read More
At the moment, our car-centric area may not feel the most friendly to people wanting to get around in other ways. This will improve over time as the redevelopment’s infrastructure is built out. But, that’s a lengthy proposition. What about folks who want to walk instead of drive now?
Although the major overhaul of a road is a multi-year, big bucks process, there are some fixes for pedestrian safety that can be made quickly by our county and state Departments of Transportation. …Read More
Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the 10-route, 81-mile Bus Rapid Transit system we have been working toward. Now that the routes are set, the more detailed work begins on the treatments for them. Public engagement is going to be necessary moving forward, with advisory groups for each route. We’ll keep you posted as things develop but, in the meantime, find more details on Greater Greater Washington!…Read More
Last week BethesdaNow.com, a newsblog featuring local and breaking news, ran an opinion piece questioning aspects of Bus Rapid Transit, particularly along the southern stretch of MD355. I had the opportunity to submit a counterpoint:
Bring On Bus Rapid Transit
After reading Mr. Hawkins’ opinion on Bus Rapid Transit through Bethesda, I felt compelled to share a different perspective on the proposed system: mine.…Read More
A letter from the Board of Education that was sent to the Planning Board at the request of Montgomery County Public Schools was the highlight of a Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park Citizen’s Association meeting on Wednesday. Accordingly, Bruce Crispell, director of long range planning for MCPS, as well as Nkosi Yearwood and Brooke Farquhar from the Planning and Parks departments were there to explain the history of the school site and answer questions.…Read More
From Montgomery County’s Innovation Program:
November 21st, 2013 will mark Montgomery County’s first Open Data Town Hall at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda) from 7 to 9 p.m. The Innovation Program is excited to host this event. All Montgomery County residents are welcome.
The goal of the Open Data Town Hall is to gather information from residents about the types of data they would like to have available on our open data platform, dataMontgomery.…Read More
The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met again on November 12th to continue discussing how to make the area a great downtown destination. In fact, Jeff Burton, deputy executive director of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) came to the meeting to discuss just that with members of the committee. The discussion started with the Bethesda Streetscape Plan, created in the early 90s to give Bethesda a specific feel.…Read More