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

Drop it for a day and get a BOGO offer from Chipotle

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 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!…

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Leggett Announces Free Fares on New MD 355 Ride On extRa Service during October 2017

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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.…

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Vision Zero in Montgomery County

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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.…

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Our Greater Greater Washington Post from Friday in support of July 12 Walkable Wendesday

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To make White Flint better for business, make the streets safer

By Amy Ginsburg (Guest Contributor)Pete Tomao (Contributor) July 7, 2017 14

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.…

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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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