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: Traffic Calming

“Balance” and 30 Seconds

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Live blogging from the PHED Committee meeting of January 19, 2010. The topic right now is “land use” vs. traffic congestion. Current law requires a “balance”, measured by tests which calculate how long it takes cars to move specific distances along major roads throughout North Bethesda. For more on these tests, see the prior posts below.…

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30 Seconds over White Flint

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The bombing of Tokyo by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle’s carrier-launched B-25s (chronicled in the book and movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo”) arguably changed the course of World War Two, even though they did insignificant damage. The same could be true of Friday’s recommendation by Council staff that only Phase One of the White Flint Plan be implemented.  …

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Support for Narrower Streets Grows

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The post World War II United States has seen the width of its streets, both through the addition of lanes and increased lane widths, and the size of turning radii grow dramatically.  Though intended to increase safety, this auto-centric code had the opposite effect – allowing automobiles to drive very fast, particularly around turns where pedestrian and bicycle conflicts are common. …

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Further Evidence that Excess Parking Creates Traffic

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In the Thursday, October 8th Washington Post, Paul Schwartzman, in his article “At NW Mall, So Many Spaces, So Little Need” highlights that parking regulations in many places are antiquated, requiring parking at suburban levels despite the preponderance of walking and transit.  Downtown, the District is losing $100,000 a month on a parking garage they built for Target because “many shoppers walk” or “arrive by bus or Metro.”  In fact, Metro usage at the station adjacent to the development jumped 25%. …

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