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: local economy

Taking away lanes for bikes is not bad for business

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Even if you agree that bike lanes make everyone feel safer and that businesses benefit by being near them, you still may have concerns when installing bike lanes means taking lanes away from parking or travel lanes for cars (otherwise known as a “road diet”). However, University of Washington student Kyle Rowe decided to examine what happened to retail sales in two different neighborhoods in Seattle when bike lanes were installed at the expense of travel lanes for cars or parking.…

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Pump more money into your community, not your gas tank

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Love them or hate them, the reality of owning a car means that you are spending a fair amount of money on your vehicle. A recent AAA study concluded that owning a car costs between $6,700 and $11,300 per year, depending on what type of vehicle you own – an increase of nearly 2% from 2011, largely due to increases in the cost of fuel and tires.…

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