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

Learn More About Bus Rapid Transit

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth is hosting a Happy Hour on June 27th where they’ll provide updates and information on Bus Rapid Transit and other smart growth initiatives in Montgomery County.  See below for more information and RSVP if you can come!

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Summer is here, and who doesn’t want to talk Rapid Transit and smart growth with friends?  …

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White Flint needs a connected bike network

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With Capital Bikeshare on its way to Montgomery County, local officials are looking at ways to to improve the county’s bike network. White Flint won’t be seeing the bright red bikes anytime soon, but it’s still a good opportunity to look at how the Sector Plan will accommodate bicyclists.

County officials envision the new White Flint as a place where people can get around not just by car, but by foot, bike and transit as well.…

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What makes a good “complete streets” policy?

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The National Complete Streets Coalition identifies 10 elements of an ideal complete streets policy model:

1. Vision and intent: The policy outlines a vision for how and why the community wants to complete its streets.

2. All users and modes: The policy specifies that “all users” includes pedestrians, bicyclists and transit passengers of all ages and abilities, as well as trucks, buses and automobiles.…

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New parking regulations are looser, but not enough

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Montgomery County’s new zoning code will allow less parking in new developments in order to use land more efficiently and encourage alternatives to driving. However, the regulations still require parking in ways that will hinder the walkable urban places the county wants to build.

For 4 years, the Planning Department has been revising its complicated, unwieldy code, which sets rules for how buildings and neighborhoods are laid out.…

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County Planning Board Extends BRT Comment Period

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As a reader of this blog, you know that Friends of White Flint believes that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the right solution for the traffic on 355.  We’ve posted before that congestion in this region is only getting worse – and is projected to do so substantially.  We must seek a sustainable solution.  …

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Protect bicycle and bus lanes, protect local businesses

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We’ve written about how installing bicycle lanes can bring more customers to businesses and why dedicated lanes for Bus Rapid Transit make sense. For even more statistics on why streets should be more inclusive of pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders, check out the study Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets from the NYC Department of Transportation.…

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BRT supporters turn out for public hearing, but skeptics remain

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Over 50 speakers packed the Planning Board auditorium in Silver Spring last night to offer comments on Montgomery County’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit network. During a hearing that lasted over 3 hours, residents debated the merits of the 10-route, 79-mile system envisioned by county planners.

A slight majority of speakers spoke in favor of the plan, saying BRT could give people a real alternative to driving and support projected population and employment growth.…

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Friends’ Testimony on Bus Rapid Transit

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Earlier tonight, Friends of White Flint’s Amy Donin testified before the Montgomery County Planning Board in support of Bus Rapid Transit in White Flint.  Find our testimony below:

 

Good evening, Commissioners, my name is Amy Donin and I am here on behalf of the Friends of White Flint.

Friends promotes a sustainable, walkable and engaging White Flint.…

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