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The Washington Post wrote about traffic myths on Sunday, and many of the myths have relevance in our beloved Pike District.
The myths are:
1. More roads = less traffic.
2. Faster roads are more efficient roads.
3. Changing lanes will get you there faster.
4. Traffic jams can happen for no reason.…Read More
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We were thrilled to be part of Bike to Work Day! We joined lots of bicyclists and community members at the NRC pit stop. What a great way to start the day.…
The Downtown Advisory Committee voted yesterday to make this very attractive logo the new logo for the Pike District. Although the color scheme is still being determined, the Committee was quite pleased with this first step in the branding the Pike District.
Other news from yesterday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee:
- The Downtown Advisory Committee will have a booth at the BCC Chamber’s “The Big Event“, asking attendees to select the services they’d like to be part of a Business Improvement District in the White Flint area.
Friends of White Flint welcomes its newest member, The Bozzuto Group!
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 27th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.…Read More
Some retailers fear the loss of street parking, but recent studies show that fear is misplaced.
For example, a study, from UC-Davis scholars Natalie Popovich and Susan Handy, analyzed nearly 1,900 shopping trips to downtown Davis made after the opening of a new Target store. Cyclists not only took slightly more trips than drivers did, but spent more per trip—leading to a monthly total spending of roughly $250 for cyclists to $180 for drivers.…Read More
We have 386 friends on Facebook, but we know Friends of White Flint actually has a lot more friends out there. Help us reach 500 friends on Facebook. Each week, until we reach 500, we’ll randomly draw a name from all the folks who liked us that week to win free tickets to a show at AMP by Strathmore.…Read More
Yes, we’re sad to report there are white flakes and cold rain drifting down from grey skies on the first day of spring, but we’re even sadder to report that on Monday night the Rockville Mayor and Council voted 3-2 in favor of widening Rockville Pike to 252 feet. They took this action even though there was very strong opposition by the community.…Read More
ICYMI, here’s the link to yesterday’s e-newsletter which was chock full of good news about White Flint Mall, AMP by Strathmore, and the BRT Committees. See it here.
And in case you’re curious, here’s some info about the average median household income in the area around the metro stations in the Pike District. …Read More
A common belief is that sophisticated Montgomery County residents won’t take a bus. Sure, they’ll take metro downtown, but Bus Rapid Transit? Many think it’ll never happen.
According to this article on City Lab, the reality is different than the prevailing assumptions. One study showed that quality of service matters most, not the type of transport.…Read More