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


Tag Archives: bicycling

Ever Heard of the term “Walkblocked?”

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As more urban spaces where residents and community members can feel comfortable and safe biking are developed in the county, the public needs to continue learning more about biking (and pedestrian) etiquette. At the last Friends of White Flint meeting, we discussed pedestrian and biking safety. One discussion focused on the need for biking education around issues such as biking rules for cyclists and drivers alike and biking demarcations such as lanes, cycle tracks, and buffer zones.…

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Notes from the last Friends of White Flint Meeting

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** The following are draft minutes of the meeting held on September 3, 2014 of the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint.  These minutes will remain in draft form until approved at the next Board meeting.  In the meantime, please email suggested edits to Info@WhiteFlint.org **

 

Draft of Minutes of the September 3, 2014 Friends of White Flint Board of Director’s Meeting
2014 Board of Directors Meeting
September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Georgetown Village Condominium Community Room

 

Board members include Howard Feldman, James Schaeffer, Chad Salganik, Amber Tedesco, Suzanne Hudson, Francine Waters, Bill Carey, Barnaby Zall, Todd Lewers, Brian Downie, and Kristi Smith.  

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The “Curbee”

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Have you ever heard of the “Curbee?” Well, neither did we until yesterday. The “Curbee” is a bicycle footrest and handrail making its way to the United States. Currently, the Curbee is only available in Milwaukee and Chicago but it could be coming to city near us if we want it to.…

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Biking Surge Among Baby Boomers

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Since 1995, there has been a large surge in bicycling across the United States. More than a third of the increase in bicycling comes from people between the ages of 60 and 79. The rise in popularity of bicycling among the Generation Y (Millennials), who are less interested in owning or even driving cars, is discussed heavily but it seems we should be paying more attention to the transportation patterns of older generations.…

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Learning the Lingo & Etiquette of Bicycling

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In our endeavor to create a place where residents and visitors alike feel safe getting out of their cars, we’ve been looking at what barriers still need to be overcome.  For many of us, there’s just a plain ol’ apprehension about using a bicycle to navigate our surroundings.  One Friend has suggested that we put together a symposium with biking experts who can give us some real-world training on the rules and etiquette of the bike lane.  

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Bike to Work this Friday!

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Metro DC’s Bike to Work Day is this Friday morning and it’s promising to be a great day, with lots of fun and prizes.  With over 79 pit stops throughout our region, there are lots of places for commuters to celebrate bicycling as the fun, healthy way to get to work!  

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2013 Montgomery County Transit Trends

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently completed their Mobility Assessment Report. This report focuses on the county’s ability to reach its mobility goals by examining county residents’ use of driving, walking, cycling and transit. The last report was completed in 2011 and planners have used an “INRIX travel-time tracking as a traffic monitoring resource over the past two years.”

Here are some of the trends that can be found in this report:

Vehicle Miles

In the county, the number of miles traveled by car has stayed the same for the past few years.…

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Updates From the Great MoCo Bike Summit

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We attended the Great MoCo Bike Summit on Saturday. About 70 people attend the event, with about half that decided to join the community bike ride from Silver Spring along the Capital Crescent trail to the Jane E. Lawton Recreational Center in Bethesda. The event began with an introduction from Councilmember Hans Riemer.…

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Designated Bike Lanes May Help Local Businesses Thrive

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Creating a safe and secure biking infrastructure in White Flint is essential to our mission in promoting a sustainable and walkable community. One of the best ways to ensure residents will feel safe enough to bike is to design and implement protected bike lanes, which are an important part of the White Flint Sector Plan.…

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Is the Montgomery County CIP Budget Really Helping Pedestrians?

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Recently, we have been discussing the County’s proposed Capital Improvement Program budget for 2015-2020. We know that the County has been emphasizing the need to invest in transit to bring redevelopment and growth here and we are thrilled by the robust inclusion of White Flint projects in the current version of the budget.…

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