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 Share

Celebrate White Flint Bike Share

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DATE CHANGE! Montgomery County will hold a ribbon-cutting event next week to celebrate several new BikeShare stations in the Pike District. The event will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the new BikeShare station located at White Flint Metro. (Specifically, they will be on the east side of 355, just north of Marinelli Road.)

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Bike Share Programs Have Had Millions of Rides but No Fatalities

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It was recently found that there still has not been a single fatality of a cyclist using bike-share across the 36 bike share programs in the United States. There has been an estimate of over 23 million rides across the bike-share programs in the U.S., which is a great thing to hear.…

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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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Can Bike Signals Make Biking Safer?

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We have been focusing a lot of attention on the safety of pedestrians and bikers. Another element that could help the safety of Montgomery County residents are bike signals or boxes, similar to walk signals. Bike boxes were just recognized by American engineers to be included in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), according to Angie Schmitt.

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Is Bicycling in the United States More Dangerous?

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Bicycling is an excellent form of transportation used by many in countries across the world. Ensuring the safety of bicyclists is an important issue, especially as bicycling becomes more popular. Matt Phillips, from The Quartz identified a report completed by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that shows that the safety of bicyclists varies immensely across countries.

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Boston gets bike helmet vending machines

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Boston's bikeshare program, Hubway. Photo by the author.

Boston’s bikeshare program, Hubway. Photo by the author.

 

We’re really excited that Montgomery County now has Capital Bikeshare, and have written (a lot) about the many benefits of bicycle-friendly communities. However, as our community shifts from being auto-dominant to having more complete streets, there is a learning curve.…

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What Bike Infrastructure Looks Like

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Arlington, Virginia, has been a regional leader in smart growth.  With high-density, mixed-use development along transit lines, they are an example worth monitoring as we implement the White Flint Sector Plan.  Because they are out of space to build new roads, and their transit capacity is slowing in growth, Arlington needed to find other ways to move people.  

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Want to Understand White Flint? Look at New York

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Here at Friends of White Flint, we talk about a lot of concepts in what seems like a bubble:  Complete Streets!  Bus and Bike Lanes!  Urbanizing our Space!  Pedestrian Friendly!  But it might be hard to envision what those things would look like here and how they would benefit residents and businesses.

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Bike Share in the Suburbs? Yes!

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Last month, Montgomery County was proud to welcome Capital Bikeshare across the District border and into our communities.  Encouraging bicycling is new for our area, which is not known for having streets friendly to multiple modes of transportation.  With this important first step, County residents are offered a different choice for getting around.…

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