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


Home Depot has designs on Rockville Pike

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From Store Reporter

Home Depot Design Center, second of its kind in the country, is on the way to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. The Washington Business Journal reports that the store will take over the onetime Golf Galaxy space, which has been sitting empty for two years next to Barnes & Noble.…

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How is MoCo Doing on Pedestrian Safety?

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Adam Pagnucco wrote a terrific analysis in The Seventh State about spending on pedestrian safety projects and the impact of that spending. The entire article is below, but if you only have a couple of minutes, here are the sentences Friends of White Flint thinks is most important. This analysis argues for smarter, lighter, quicker, faster projects to enhance pedestrian safety in the Pike District and across Montgomery County.…

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Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Pedestrian Improvements

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Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…

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New sites proposed for elementary school in WJ-BCC Clusters

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools has released an updated list of potential sites for a new elementary school in the Bethesda area. The recommendations are part of an elementary school capacity study for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walter Johnson high school clusters.

The sites are:

  • Alta Vista Elementary School — Proposed development includes a three-story addition to a school on an MCPS-owned lot.
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Rally for Safe Streets – a plea for pedestrian improvements

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On Saturday, dozens of pedestrians, bicyclists, concerned community members, and elected officials gathered to remember a man who died last month crossing Rockville Pike near Federal Plaza and TGIFridays restaurant.

After Action Committee for Transit read the long list of all the pedestrians who had died in the last year, Councilmember Evan Glass said, “Pike District must be liveable and walkable; that’s the bottom line.”…

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So many events, so little time

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Event # 1

Event #2

The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Wheaton High School auditorium to hear from residents about safety issues they are encountering on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to talk with councilmembers about areas of concern in the community and to learn more about the county’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals of Vision Zero.…

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.

Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/Resources/Files/ExecutiveBlvd/Executive_POSTCARD_Const_%20July%2025_2019.pdf

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Hope to see you tomorrow night at our Community Meeting

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Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan.

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Can big data make pedestrians safer?

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Planning Board approves funding of the Predictive Safety Analysis project as part of the department’s commitment to Vision Zero

The Montgomery County Planning Department presented its Vision Zero work plan to the Planning Board at their January 23 meeting and received approval to fund and launch their Predictive Safety Analysis project.…

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