Mikael Colville-Andersen, an urban designer in Copenhagen, recently gave a Tedx Talk focused on bicycle culture in cities. For Colville-Andersen, city planners and designers need to now focus on creating complete street designs that are supportive to other means of transportation, especially bicycles. In the talk, Colville-Andersen provides a short description of how streets were designed originally for the benefit of cars and motor vehicles. …Read More
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As we mentioned last month, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation offered a great presentation to the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee on the status of Bikeway infrastructure in White Flint. We’ve expressed concern in the past about the dirth of this amenity in White Flint but it looks like MCDOT is heeding the call!…Read More
Montgomery County is home to many bikers, including a rapidly increasing number of individuals who use biking as their means for transportation. Greater Greater Washington recently highlighted Rockville for prioritizing a strong and connected bicycle infrastructure across the city. The city of Rockville has 34.3 miles of separated bikeways and 33.5 miles of shared lane designations.…Read More
In our last weekly email, we asked members to share what’s important to them in the redevelopment of White Flint and, therefore, where FoWF should aim its focus. We were thrilled by the response! Here are some of the points raised:
- We should keep bicycle access and safety at front of mind.
On February 7th, Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2014 (S. 2004) to the U.S. Senate, “which would require all new federally-funded transportation projects use a Complete Streets approach to planning, designing and building roads,” says Craig Chester.
The bill will create standards for federally funded streets and roads to ensure stronger road/traffic safety and more accessibility for all types of transportation, whether that be a car, bus, bike, or foot.…Read More