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

Breathe easier during your commute

Posted on by Amy Donin

Comments Off on Breathe easier during your commute

Bookmark and Share

The D.C. area is ranked first in traffic congestion, and unfortunately, a recent study from MIT reports that Maryland deaths related to long-term exposure to air pollution are the highest in the U.S. The Capital News Service reports that:

“Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that emissions from cars, trucks, industrial smokestacks, trains, boats, and commercial heating systems contribute to the death of 113 people per 100,000 population per year in Maryland—more than any other state.”

Personal vehicles are a major contributor to greenhouse gasses, and the problem is only going to get worse as traffic in our area grows.…

Read More

Bus Rapid Transit Makes Economic Sense

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on Bus Rapid Transit Makes Economic Sense

Bookmark and Share

This week, the Montgomery County Council is holding public hearings on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit Network.  We’ve been talking about the potential of this project for months and, now, a study shows that bus rapid transit ignites development better than other transit modes.

As reported in Forbes Magazine, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy studied Bus Rapid Transit, light rail and streetcars to establish which spur the greater amount of development.  

Read More

Updates from the September Downtown Advisory Committee meeting

Posted on by Amy Donin

Comments Off on Updates from the September Downtown Advisory Committee meeting

Bookmark and Share

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met again this past Tuesday, September 10. The majority of the meeting covered two topics: 1.) the findings from the parking study Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation recently released related to the bikeway improvements on Woodglen Drive (which was also discussed the previous night at the Implementation Advisory Committee meeting; you can read our notes from that meeting here), and 2.)  a discussion with representatives from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, including director Uma Ahluwalia.

Read More

White Flint Implementation Highlights

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on White Flint Implementation Highlights

Bookmark and Share

The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee met on Monday night at Shriver Aquatic Center.  The highlight of the meeting was a parking study of Woodglen Drive and the surrounding area.  Spurred by the proposal to remove six metered parking spaces along the east side of Woodglen, in order to install a bike lane, the County’s DOT undertook a parking study of the entire area to ensure capacity would meet demand.  

Read More

September Events in White Flint

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on September Events in White Flint

Bookmark and Share

Want a Voice in the Direction of the White Flint Sector?  September offers several opportunities!

Tuesday, September 10th, 8am:
White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
After a summer sabbatical, the Downtown Advisory Committee will resume their meetings tomorrow morning.  The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee was established by the County Executive and is comprised of representatives from commercial real estate owners, business owners and residents.  

Read More

Tell the Parks Dept what YOU Want at Wall Park

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

4 Comments

Bookmark and Share

On Wednesday, September 18th from 7pm – 9pm, the Parks Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the renovation of Wall Park.  Expected to be an exciting feature of White Flint, the vision for Wall Park can be developed by us – the public!

Although the park is mainly a surface parking lot right now, the White Flint plan calls for a garage to replace the lot so green-space can go there instead.  

Read More

White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Next Monday, 9/9/13

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Next Monday, 9/9/13

Bookmark and Share

After a summer break, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee has its next meeting coming up on Monday, September 9th.  Scheduled for 7pm in the multi-purpose room at Shriver Aquatic Center, the agenda includes updates on projects by Gables, FRIT and White Flint View as well as an update on Bus Rapid Transit and the Woodglen Drive improvements.

Read More

Another Step Forward for the Western Workaround

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on Another Step Forward for the Western Workaround

Bookmark and Share

In addition to new buildings and developments, the White Flint Sector Plan also lays out a new road pattern for parts of our area.  This is important for several reasons – it will break up the existing superblocks and give us more options for traveling without using Rockville Pike and, also, it creates new possibilities for properties like Wall Park.  

Read More

Councilmember Berliner on Rapid Transit

Posted on by admin

Comments Off on Councilmember Berliner on Rapid Transit

Bookmark and Share

Roger Berliner is the County Councilmember for District 1, which includes all of White Flint.  He has spoken out before in support of Rapid Transit, and his latest piece includes a great amount of detailed information on the plan.  As often happens with innovative and wide-reaching plan, rumors are rampant. So, Berliner’s piece in the Potomac Almanac bullets out a variety of points worth considering.…

Read More

Speak Up on Rapid Transit

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

Comments Off on Speak Up on Rapid Transit

Bookmark and Share

We’ve been pretty clear that we believe Bus Rapid Transit to be the most sensible solution to our county’s exploding traffic congestion.  What will ultimately become a spider-web of connected routes is the most flexible, cost-sensitive proposal that has been presented.  In a time when doing nothing is not an option, it’s, actually, the only viable solution on the table.  …

Read More