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

Fifty pedestrians who love walking in the Pike District participated in last night’s first Walkable Wednesday

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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.…

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Tell ’em what you think about their bikeway recommendations

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The Bicycle Master Plan Team of the Montgomery County Planning Department invites the community to comment on their preliminary bikeway recommendations for the Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan on their Bikeway ReactMap.
Users can view the map legend, review a brief description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the bikeway recommendations. 
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Walk with us on Walkable Wednesdays!

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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.…

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Could we be creating bike lanes faster and cheaper and so we could have more of them in the Pike District?

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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.…

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Pictures from a Very Fun Bike to Work Day

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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.…

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Ride On to Hold Public Forum On Proposed New Service Along Route 355

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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.…

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County Council Votes ‘Yes’ on Route 29 BRT

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As reported on WTOP, a County Council committee has approved $7.5 million in design funding for the Route 29 BRT as well as funding to continue work on the Route 355 BRT.  The Route 29 BRT should begin operations in 2020.

 

 

The current plan, which is set to put 14 buses on the road in Montgomery County by late 2019, would see the express buses run on the shoulders of Route 29 between the Burtonsville Park and Ride and Industrial Drive and in regular traffic between and downtown Silver Spring.

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Joint Statement from the Metro Coalition (of which FoWF is a member)

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We wanted you to see the joint statement below that we signed last week along with other groups concerned about Metro.

Regional groups respond to COG report and call for dedicated funding for Metro

Washington, DC — Today the regional Council of Governments (COG) accepted a report documenting Metro’s operating, maintenance, and capital needs and funding gap over the next decade, the economic value of Metro, suggested metrics and benchmarks, and an assessment of options for a dedicated source of revenues to fill the funding gaps.

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MCDOT Announces Ride On extRA on Route 355

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Ride On announced that in October it will launch a new, limited stop, higher speed bus service on Maryland Route 355 called Ride On extRa,  It will provide a faster option for bus riders during rush hours, making only 12 stops between the Medical Center Metrorail Station in Bethesda and the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg.…

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Check out the BRT and White Flint 2 presentations from our community meeting

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Here is the presentation that Nkosi Yearwood made at our April 4th Community Meeting updating everyone on the status  of and changes made so far on the White Flint 2 plan. (Click on the image below to view his presentation.)

And here is the presentation that Darcy Buckley of MCDOT made concerning Bus Rapid Transit or BRT.…

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