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: Pedestrian-friendly

Is the Montgomery County CIP Budget Really Helping Pedestrians?

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

Comments Off on Is the Montgomery County CIP Budget Really Helping Pedestrians?

Bookmark and Share

Recently, we have been discussing the County’s proposed Capital Improvement Program budget for 2015-2020. We know that the County has been emphasizing the need to invest in transit to bring redevelopment and growth here and we are thrilled by the robust inclusion of White Flint projects in the current version of the budget.…

Read More

Updates from White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee January Meeting

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

Comments Off on Updates from White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee January Meeting

Bookmark and Share

Here are some updates from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting on January 13th:

The discussion started with a focus on Woodglen Drive and Executive Boulevard. Committee members are concerned with the issues surrounding the shared-use path on Woodglen Drive.  There has been some confusion after the county permitting department made what appears to be a mistake when dealing with Paladar Kitchen and Rum Bar.  …

Read More

FoWF Testifies in Favor of Proposed Urban Road Code Amendments

Posted on by admin

Comments Off on FoWF Testifies in Favor of Proposed Urban Road Code Amendments

Bookmark and Share

Last night, Friends of White Flint Board Member Howard Feldman testified before the County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee in support of the Urban Road Code Amendments proposed by Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Hans Riemer, who both sit on the committee. Thanks to the input of many of our members, our testimony supported the global concepts of Complete Streets and valuing all users, without purporting to be the experts on exact measurements for appropriate lane widths, etc.

Read More

“Trucks and Cities Are Like Oil and Water. Is There a Solution?”

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

Comments Off on “Trucks and Cities Are Like Oil and Water. Is There a Solution?”

Bookmark and Share

Last week we discussed the County Bill 33-13: Streets and Roads- Urban Road Code Standards and Pedestrian Safety Improvements that is up for approval. The Council is holding a public hearing tomorrow evening, January 23rd, where testimonies will be heard on this bill, one of which will be from Friends of White Flint.

Read More

MCDOT Plans Changes for Nebel Street

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

4 Comments

Bookmark and Share

**After you finish this piece, please see the update from 3/12/14 by clicking here.**

On Tuesday morning, Kyle Liang of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation attended the latest meeting of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.  He shared that MCDOT has been focused on improving pedestrian safety on the east side of the White Flint Sector and will begin with a project on Nebel Street.

Read More

It’s Time for Montgomery County to have “Complete Streets”

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

3 Comments

Bookmark and Share

If you read this blog with any frequency, you’re familiar with the term Complete Streets.  This is the planning and design model focused on moving people, not just cars.  Complete streets are those that consider all users, regardless of their mode of transportation, age or ability.  In other words, it’s the opposite of Rockville Pike.

Read More

Do You Feel Safe Walking in White Flint? MCDOT is listening

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

4 Comments

Bookmark and Share

At the moment, our car-centric area may not feel the most friendly to people wanting to get around in other ways.  This will improve over time as the redevelopment’s infrastructure is built out.  But, that’s a lengthy proposition.  What about folks who want to walk instead of drive now?

Although the major overhaul of a road is a multi-year, big bucks process, there are some fixes for pedestrian safety that can be made quickly by our county and state Departments of Transportation.  …

Read More

How Do Pedestrians Walk in a Car-Centric City?

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

Comments Off on How Do Pedestrians Walk in a Car-Centric City?

Bookmark and Share

In many cities throughout the United States, it is common to see people jaywalk across streets without facing any penalties. In one city, however, the authorities are now taking notice of this illegal act. The police are cracking down on jaywalking in Los Angeles. It seems that the police may be hindering the hopes of making L.A.

Read More