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: Transit

County Council T & E Committee votes to fund half a second metro entrance and pedestrian improvements on Route 355!

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Here are some of our tweets from Thursday’s T &E meeting:

“T&E committee on @MoCoCouncilMD voted yes for funding for Rockville Pike pedestrian safety improvements in the @Pike_District. THANK YOU!”

“T&E Committee @MoCoCouncilMD votes for funding for half the cost of 2nd entrance with design being forward funded. Hopefully @wmata will pay its half.…

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Please Tell WMATA You Want Them to Fund, Design, and Build a Northern White Flint Metro Station Entrance

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A second entrance for the White Flint Metro station is critical so the Pike District can continue its transformation into a walkable, transit-oriented, vibrant community. Montgomery County has officially asked WMATA to pay for this station, which has a price tag of $36 million.

MCDOT has asked all of us to tell WMATA that this station is important to our community. Not…

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Metro asks riders for input on proposed modifications to the expansion of the Grosvenor-Strathmore parking garage

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Metro is proposing modifications to a planned garage expansion that would impact customer parking at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Station. The options include moving forward with a planned addition, canceling future construction or delaying the decision until an evaluation is completed.

The garage expansion is part of a joint development at Grosvenor-Strathmore that would eliminate a surface parking lot.…

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Will you be at the WMATA Town Hall Monday night?

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The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee (Tom Hucker, Evan Glass, Hans Riemer) is hosting a public forum on WMATA’s FY21 Operating Budget. The committee will be joined by WMATA Board Member Michael Goldman to listen to community feedback. Please join us and share your feedback on WMATA’s current operating budget proposal.…

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Rally for Safe Streets – a plea for pedestrian improvements

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On Saturday, dozens of pedestrians, bicyclists, concerned community members, and elected officials gathered to remember a man who died last month crossing Rockville Pike near Federal Plaza and TGIFridays restaurant.

After Action Committee for Transit read the long list of all the pedestrians who had died in the last year, Councilmember Evan Glass said, “Pike District must be liveable and walkable; that’s the bottom line.”…

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.

Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/Resources/Files/ExecutiveBlvd/Executive_POSTCARD_Const_%20July%2025_2019.pdf

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Can big data make pedestrians safer?

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Planning Board approves funding of the Predictive Safety Analysis project as part of the department’s commitment to Vision Zero

The Montgomery County Planning Department presented its Vision Zero work plan to the Planning Board at their January 23 meeting and received approval to fund and launch their Predictive Safety Analysis project.…

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Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Paths — Wouldn’t This be Great in the Pike District?

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A luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found in the north of Poland, is made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the day. This version is entirely dependent upon solar power and is still in the testing phase at the moment.…

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Great news about an important pedestrian safety improvement on Route 355!

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After more than a year of advocacy, we have great news from SHA. I’ve cut and pasted their email below. I’m delighted that our efforts are getting results. Having no-turn-on-red on all four corners of Marinelli and Route 355 has been a major priority since that is the busiest pedestrian crossing in all of Montgomery County outside of a central business district.…

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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. …

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