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: biking infrastructure

Bicycling Benefits All People

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As we watch the final stages of construction of the cycle track along Woodglen Drive, it is important to note why biking facilities are so important for the White Flint sector.

Biking infrastructures allow for cycling to have positive impacts on cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Urbanful recently discussed a report completed by British Cycling that focused on all the benefits cycling has on all types of people, even non-cyclists.…

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3 Foot Bike Buffer Zone in California

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The State of California instituted a law, “Three Feet for Safety Act,” on September 16, 2014 requiring drivers to give bicyclists a  3 foot buffer zone while passing them or the motorists will receive a $35 fee. In addition, if there is not enough room for the driver to move over 3 feet, the driver must slow down to a “reasonable and prudent” speed and wait for it to be safe for them to pass the cyclist.

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Bike Commuting Rate in DC Doubled in Last 4 Years

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The rate of bike commuting in Washington D.C. and NYC has doubled in the last four years. With new biking infrastructure such as Capital Bikeshare, designated/protected bike lanes, buffer zones, and cycle tracks, the occurance of commuting cyclists has increased from 2.2 percent in 2009 to 4.5 percent in 2013 in Washington, D.C.…

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