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

FOWF Advocacy Works — NEW LONGER CROSSING TIMES!

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Thanks to advocacy by Friends of White Flint and our successful Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, we’re so excited to announce MCDOT implemented new pedestrian timings yesterday at Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike!!

Pedestrians crossing Old Georgetown Road at Route 355 now have 7 seconds of walk time followed by 20 seconds of Flashing Don’t Walk time for total pedestrian crossing time of 27 seconds. …

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County Council Adopts Innovative Bicycle Master Plan Plan

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The Montgomery County Planning Department is pleased to announce that the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve the Bicycle Master Plan on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

The Bicycle Master Plan envisions a future where all Montgomery County residents have access to a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network. That vision is reached by achieving four goals:

Increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County.…

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Dockless Bikeshare in White Flint? What do you think?

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) seeks public input on the potential expansion of dockless bikeshare beyond the current pilot area in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Additional areas under consideration are Bethesda, North Bethesda (including White Flint), Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Veirs Mill and Wheaton. Input is also sought on whether to allow the use of pedal-assist, electric “e-bikes” and e-scooters in these areas.…

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Bicycle Master Plan Passes Major Milestone; Council Work Sessions Completed with an Affirmative Straw Vote

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The Montgomery County Council expressed significant support for the Bicycle Master Plan two weeks ago by voting 8-0 in favor of the proposed plan in a straw vote taken at the conclusion of their worksessions on the document.  The plan, if adopted, would be a comprehensive update to the Bicycle Master Plan. 

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Public Invited to Provide Input on Possible Expansion of Dockless Bikeshare Beyond Silver Spring to White Flint

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) seeks public input on the potential expansion of dockless bikeshare beyond the current pilot area in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Additional areas under consideration are Bethesda, North Bethesda (including White Flint), Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Veirs Mill and Wheaton. Input is also sought on whether to allow the use of pedal-assist, electric “e-bikes” and e-scooters in these areas.…

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Breaking News: No More Grosvenor Turnback!

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Yesterday,  Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced that the “Grosvenor Turnback” – the current rush-hour service pattern where every other Red Line train begins and ends at Grosvenor, rather than Shady Grove – would be eliminated on December 17, 2018. Under the future service pattern, all Red Line trains will run to/from Shady Grove, doubling rush-hour service (trains every 4 minutes) for customers at White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove.…

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Bicycle Master Plan T&E Council Committee Worksession Recap

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The Montgomery County Planning Department is making progress on the Bicycle Master Plan for Montgomery County through worksessions with the County Council.

On Monday, September 17, Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson and Montgomery Planning staff met with members of the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee to discuss various aspects of the forward-thinking plan.…

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Car Free Day — Will you Drop It for a Day?

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WHAT IS CAR FREE DAY?

Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home, telework also counts.

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OurBus to launch White Flint to NYC bus service

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From Robert Dyer’s blog

OurBus, a crowdsourced tech company operating intercity and commuter bus routes, plans to soon offer service between White Flint and New York City. The company plans to perform a pilot test of the route over Labor Day weekend.

A test of the OurBus website finds an available trip to New York City on Labor Day for $25.00.…

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Check out the plans for Executive Blvd. separated bike lanes

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MCDOT presented the plans for the new separated bike lanes on Executive Boulevard during Monday’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting.  The final design should be completed this year with construction starting late 2018/early 2019.

You can see the entire presentation here — learn about the proposed intersections with Nicholson Lane, Strand Drive, and Woodglen Road; cross-sections showing how cars, bikes, and pedestrians will share the road, and other design details.…

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