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


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Council Votes Yes to Ike Leggett’s Compromise on Montrose Parkway East Funding

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.

In a memo, Ike Leggett said that  the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.…

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A memo on Montrose Parkway from Councilmembers Berliner, Riemer, and Hucker

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

TO: Councilmembers
FROM: Council President Riemer  Councilmember Berliner  Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.…

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FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

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Montrose Parkway East

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SHA/MCDOT want to extend Montrose Parkway to Parklawn Drive. Supporters of Friends of White Flint have differing opinions on this road. They’ve expressed opinions that range from “needed road to bring traffic from the east” to “good idea but a terrible SPUI intersection that needs to be changed” or “over my dead body will that road be built.”

Yesterday, the Coalition for Smarter Growth sent out an alert concerning funding (or more accurately, not funding) Montrose Parkway.

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Your thoughts on Montrose Parkway East

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In yesterday’s weekly e-newsletter, we asked what you thought about the proposed Montrose Parkway East. Your opinions on this new section of road were pretty evenly divided between pro and con. (It’s not too late to voice your thoughts — email them to info@whiteflint.org. )

Here are some of your responses:

“I currently can walk to Giant and all the stores at Montrose Crossing from my residence in Gallery at White Flint Condominiums but think that would not be possible if that project proceeds.

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Montrose Parkway — Helpful or Hurtful for the Pike District?

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Construction of the Montrose Parkway is back in the news.  What do you think?  Will this new section of Montrose Parkway help or hurt the Pike District?

For details, read more: (thank you, Bethesda Beat)

Montgomery County and state transportation officials are ready to present construction plans for a controversial stretch of highway east of Rockville Pike, near White Flint.…

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Where White Flint Stands in the CIP Budget

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**Updated at 9:50am with ways to be heard on the proposed budget.

Over the summer, we told you about the county’s Capital Improvement Programs budget.  This budget covers all capital projects (think physical projects, like buildings and roads) and is created as a six-year plan every other year.  This is a capital budget creation year.  

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County Council resists some calls to water down BRT plan

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It’s been 5 years since Montgomery County first started talking about a countywide Bus Rapid Transit network, but the County Council could vote on the proposed 81-mile system in two weeks. While the latest round of revisions are good, will councilmembers resist calls from a few residents to cut BRT routes in their neighborhoods?…

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The timeline: Big moves, little moves

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Part of an occasional series looking at how the new White Flint will come together.

The White Flint Sector Plan is made up of lots of “big moves,” like a new Rockville Pike, that will take a long time to complete. But there are also lots of smaller projects that will play a big role in the area’s evolution.…

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Breakfast Club at the Tastee Diner

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We know it’s short timing, but we’ve just learned that Maryland State Highway Administration Regional Planning Director, John Thomas, will be at the District 18 Breakfast Club tomorrow morning, April 8th, at 7:30am.  He and a colleague will be at the Silver Spring Tastee Diner to engage in discussion on transportation issues and challenges.  …

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