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 safety

New Bikesafe Guide from USDOT

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

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The U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently created a new guide on how to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians for state transportation departments and local governments called The Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System or Bikesafe. The guide contains 46 countermeasures that include various types of engineering, educational, and enforcement elements.…

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Biking Infrastructures are Necessary for Sustainable and Engaging Communities

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

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To make the White Flint sector more walkable and accessible to all types of individuals – pedestrians, cyclists, young, old – supportive pedestrian and bike infrastructure is necessary. Friends of White Flint and our members value biking and walking as alternative forms of transportation.  As we begin to see the White Flint Sector Plan implemented, we want to make sure the values our residents, our community members, and our business owners hold will continue to be part of what is developed.…

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White Flint Bikeways Update

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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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!

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Safer Biking Means More Biking

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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In line with our recent piece asking whether pedestrian safety caused more walking or vice versa, a recent study has proven that protected bike lanes lead to more biking.  The bicycling infrastructure in White Flint, however, is dismal.  We simply don’t have a robust network (or, really, any network) of safe routes for bicyclists.  

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