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

Pedestrian Crashes Up 14% in First Half of 2019

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From Bethesda Beat

Through the first half of the year, 272 pedestrians and bicyclists have been struck by vehicles on roads in Montgomery County – about 1.5 per day, according to county data.

Pedestrian- and bicyclist-involved crashes increased by about 14% from the same six months in 2018, when 238 crashes occurred.…

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Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation

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Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…

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Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) tonight and tomorrow night

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH.

MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and to see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.…

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Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet for this month. Below are several implementation updates for you.

Recent Planning Board Approval: VOB-Nissan (Sketch Plan/Preliminary Plan)

Under Review: Wilgus Sketch Plan

Under Construction: Pike & Rose Office Building and Arrowwood at North Bethesda Center/LCOR

Staging Allocation Request (SAR): The Board is scheduled to approved a new staging allocation for Offutt Estates (at the end of Hillery Way) for 5 residential units on June 20.…

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Flash BRT MD 355 Open Houses – June 26 and 27

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH. MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.

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What’s happening this week with the Western Workaround

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Western Workaround/White Flint West construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning June 2, 2019

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B still awaits completion. This work should finish in summer 2019.

  • PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.
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Montgomery Parks Launches E-Bikes and E-Scooters Pilot Program

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Montgomery Parks launched a pilot program on June 1, 2019 to permit electric bicycles (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) on certain Montgomery Parks hard surface trails. Montgomery Parks will evaluate the use of e-bikes and e-scooters on selected hard surface park trails to determine if the pilot program should be made permanent, rescinded or modified to be best integrated into parks’ countywide hard-surface trail system

According to The Washington Post, the six-month pilot will allow e-bikes with speeds up to 20 mph and e-scooters with speeds up to 25 mph on the Rock Creek Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, the Matthew Henson Trail, the Long Branch Trail and the Northwest Branch Trail.…

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Perfect weather for a perfect Bike to Work pitstop in the Pike District

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Executive Director Amy Ginsburg open for business at Bike to Work Day
Traci McPhail (L) and Peggy Schwartz from the North Bethesda Transportation Center are all smiles on Bike to Work Day
Councilmember Andrew Friedson (L) talks with the oldest Bike to Work participant (R)
Councilmember Andrew Friedson brags that the White Flint/Pike District area had the county’s first separated bike lane.
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Bus Route Cuts in the Pike District/White Flint area?

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County Executive Marc Elrich has proposed cutting service on some of the Pike District’s busiest bus routes, Ride On Routes 46 and 38. There’s a vote on Thursday—let the County Council know cutting buses in the White Flint area isn’t okay. Call or email them here: https://t.co/T1F3dVcB2l

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