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: bike lanes

Could we be creating bike lanes faster and cheaper and so we could have more of them in the Pike District?

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Perhaps there are ways we could build bike lanes with greater ease and fewer costs which would allow us to have more bike lanes in the White Flint area … and have them faster!

People for Bikes suggests that “instead of trying to plan something for perfection from the beginning, like you’d need to do if you were building a freeway, cities advance along a spectrum of decreasingly flexible and increasingly durable materials over the course of a decade or so, gradually tweaking a street toward greater safety and comfort and fixing small issues along the way.”  It’s called a quick build, as seen below.…

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What do you think about glow-in-the-dark bike paths in Pike District?

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In Poland, they’re experimenting with a glow-in-the-dark bike lane to increase bike safety at night. It’s unique, it’s fun, and maybe it would work in the Pike District. (I like the glow-in-the-dark pedestrian figure on the sidewalk, too.)

Read more about Poland’s glow-in-the-dark bike lane here.…

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If you build it, they will bike. And do so safely.

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials recently released a report, Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride which shows that the number of people biking in the United States is going up yet the risk of death or injury to each individual bike rider is declining.…

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Homes near walking or bicycle trails enjoy premiums of up to 10%

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In an article in Market Watch yesterday, “homes near walkable, and often bikeable, trails enjoy premiums of between 5% to 10%, according to an analysis by Headwaters Economics, a research group focused on community development and land management issues.”

The article added, “What’s happening is, a little bit of the city is following people into the suburbs,” says Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based land and real estate research and education group.…

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Would Quick-Build Bike Lanes Work for the Pike District?

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Many cities have embraced quickly deployed, temporary, community-driven projects to define bike lanes. According to an article in Wired, the idea is to come in, lay down some paint, and see how cyclists and motorists react. It’s call the “quick-build” method.

How about we grab some paint to outline bike lanes (less than a hundred bucks a bucket), install plastic bollards to protect cyclists (about $150 a pop), and planters (roughly $1,000 each) to separate them from traffic and join the other cities that have embraced the quick-build?…

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Protected Bike Lanes Get People Cycling More

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In an article on StreetsBlog, cities making the most progress on protected bike lanes are seeing bicycling rates go up. Results indicate that a substantial share of people riding in the protected lane made bike trips because of the street redesign to add a cycle track.

Hopefully the planned bike lanes in the Pike District will have a similar effect!…

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Planning Board to Consider the White Flint Master Bike Plan This Afternoon

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Today at 1:00 pm the Montgomery Planning Board will consider the White Flint Master Bike Plan. There will be a work session on the White Flint Separated Bike Lanes Draft Plan  Today the Planning Board will receive stakeholder input and provide feedback on the Draft White Flint Separated Bike Lane Network. 

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