Category Archives: Transit
Comments Off on Look Out for Bikes!
Because bike lanes aren’t the norm in Montgomery County, many of us drivers aren’t accustomed to keeping an eye out for our road buddies.* In fact… how attentive are you while driving? Check out this video and find out for yourself:
*Including trick-or-treaters!… Read More
Comments Off on Want to Understand White Flint? Look at New York
Here at Friends of White Flint, we talk about a lot of concepts in what seems like a bubble: Complete Streets! Bus and Bike Lanes! Urbanizing our Space! Pedestrian Friendly! But it might be hard to envision what those things would look like here and how they would benefit residents and businesses.… Read More
Comments Off on Friends’ testimony on BRT at the Council
Friends of White Flint board member Suzanne Hudson delivered this testimony last week at the Montgomery County Council’s public hearing on the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan. (Thanks, Suzanne!).
Interested in learning more about bus rapid transit? Join us TONIGHT at 6pm for a Rapid Transit Roundtable discussion about the MD 355 Corridor!… Read More
Comments Off on You’re Invited to Learn More About Rapid Transit on MD 355!
Please join us for a community discussion about the proposed Rapid Transit Network in Montgomery County and, specifically, about the MD 355 Corridor.
355 Rapid Transit Roundtable
An educational community discussion about Montgomery County’s proposed Rapid Transit System for stakeholders along the 355 corridor.
Thursday, October 3 | 6:00 PM | Cafeteria of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD (Metro: Rockville)
Click here to RSVP>>>
As population and traffic continue to rise, how can we design the 355 corridor to move more people and connect our communities all the way from Friendship Heights to Clarksburg?… Read More
Comments Off on Breathe easier during your commute
The D.C. area is ranked first in traffic congestion, and unfortunately, a recent study from MIT reports that Maryland deaths related to long-term exposure to air pollution are the highest in the U.S. The Capital News Service reports that:
“Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that emissions from cars, trucks, industrial smokestacks, trains, boats, and commercial heating systems contribute to the death of 113 people per 100,000 population per year in Maryland—more than any other state.”
Personal vehicles are a major contributor to greenhouse gasses, and the problem is only going to get worse as traffic in our area grows.… Read More
Comments Off on Bus Rapid Transit Makes Economic Sense
This week, the Montgomery County Council is holding public hearings on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit Network. We’ve been talking about the potential of this project for months and, now, a study shows that bus rapid transit ignites development better than other transit modes.
As reported in Forbes Magazine, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy studied Bus Rapid Transit, light rail and streetcars to establish which spur the greater amount of development. … Read More
Comments Off on Better ways to get to school: are we there yet?
Part of Reconnecting America’s report Are We There Yet? sheds light on how children (and their parents) get to daycare and school, and the ramifications of these options – or lack thereof. In a section titled “Safe Routes to School,” the authors explain that only 13 percent of children walk or bike to school today, compared to nearly 50% in 1969; parents cited schools being far away, traffic safety, and crime as major concerns.… Read More
Comments Off on September Events in White Flint
Want a Voice in the Direction of the White Flint Sector? September offers several opportunities!
Tuesday, September 10th, 8am: Read More
White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
After a summer sabbatical, the Downtown Advisory Committee will resume their meetings tomorrow morning. The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee was established by the County Executive and is comprised of representatives from commercial real estate owners, business owners and residents. …
Comments Off on Councilmember Berliner on Rapid Transit
Roger Berliner is the County Councilmember for District 1, which includes all of White Flint. He has spoken out before in support of Rapid Transit, and his latest piece includes a great amount of detailed information on the plan. As often happens with innovative and wide-reaching plan, rumors are rampant. So, Berliner’s piece in the Potomac Almanac bullets out a variety of points worth considering.… Read More
Comments Off on Video shows what BRT means for Montgomery County
What would Bus Rapid Transit mean for Montgomery County? Friends of White Flint executive director Lindsay Hoffman and I talk about the benefits of BRT alongside residents and community leaders in a new video produced by the Coalition for Smarter Growth.
A Rapid Transit Solution to Traffic from Coalition for Smarter Growth on Vimeo.…