September 22nd is Car Free Day, a worldwide effort to encourage everyone to go car free by using public transportation, biking or walking, or to go “car-lite” by carpooling or vanpooling. Enter to win great prizes from Montgomery County Commuter Services and the regional Commuter Connections program – including a Kindle Fire, SmarTrip® cards, and more!…Read More
Category Archives: Transit
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today at the Montgomery County Fair that the new, faster Ride On extRa rush hour service beginning October 2 on Route 355 will be free, on an introductory basis, during the month of October.
“Along Route 355, our busiest commuting route, people will have another option for getting to work and home, while using WiFi to stay connected,” said Leggett.…Read More
The County has just released its Vision Zero Two Year Action Plan. According to the Plan, “the status quo on our roads in Montgomery County and across the United States is unacceptable. The United States is an outlier for traffic fatalities compared to other wealthy countries. On average, more than 35 people lost their lives and 400 were severely injured on roads in Montgomery County, Maryland, annually between 2012 and 2016.…Read More
A missing crosswalk on Old Georgetown Road. Photo by Dan Reed. Image licensed under Creative Commons.
In 2010, Montgomery County passed the White Flint Master Plan with hopes to turn the area into a transit-oriented destination.…Read More
We were thrilled that fifty … yes, fifty! … people turned our for our first Walkable Wednesday. The Coalition for Smarter Growth and Friends of White Flint discussed relatively easy-to-execute, relatively inexpensive ways we can make the Pike District safer and more convenient for pedestrians. During the tour, we also pointed out the big and little things that make an area more … or less …walkable.…Read More
Come join Friends of White Flint and Coalition for Smarter Growth on two special walking tours on Walkable Wednesdays. Learn what makes it pleasant … and what makes it more difficult … to walk safely around the Pike District/White Flint area. This informative and fun tour is part of our Pike District Pedestrian Campaign.…Read More
Perhaps there are ways we could build bike lanes with greater ease and fewer costs which would allow us to have more bike lanes in the White Flint area … and have them faster!
People for Bikes suggests that “instead of trying to plan something for perfection from the beginning, like you’d need to do if you were building a freeway, cities advance along a spectrum of decreasingly flexible and increasingly durable materials over the course of a decade or so, gradually tweaking a street toward greater safety and comfort and fixing small issues along the way.” It’s called a quick build, as seen below.…Read More
The 2017 Bike to Work Day North Bethesda Pit Stop was moved to Pike and Rose this year, and there were a record number of registered cyclists. We were excited to be there, and even more excited by all the cyclists who signed our #PikePeds Pedestrian Safety Petition!
Enjoy these photos from a very fun Bike to Work Day.…Read More
The public will have a chance to comment on a new limited stop service along Maryland State Route 355 called Ride On extRa. This service will operate from Lakeforest Transit Center to Medical Center Station with 12 limited stops along the route. The other stops include: Summit Ave., Westland Dr., Shady Grove Metro, Montgomery College, Rockville Metro, Edmonston Dr., Halpine Rd., Marinelli Rd., Security Ln., and Tuckerman Ln.…Read More