This gallery contains 9 photos.
Tag Archives: transportation
The WMCCAB wants to learn more about citizen’s concerns surrounding bicycle and pedestrian safety issues through the Western Montgomery County areas.…Read More
As Mayor Bill De Blasio begins his role as Mayor of New York City, people are now examining all the changes the last mayor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, brought to the city.
Bloomberg and his staff succeeding in changing the built environment of New York City to better the safety and well-being of its residents.…Read More
Car-centric travel was once the model every city, town, and country wanted to follow. In the height of motorization, the U.S. became the role model for the rest of the world for car production and travel. This gave room for other parts of the world to develop other strong modes of transportation.…Read More
On February 7th, Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2014 (S. 2004) to the U.S. Senate, “which would require all new federally-funded transportation projects use a Complete Streets approach to planning, designing and building roads,” says Craig Chester.
The bill will create standards for federally funded streets and roads to ensure stronger road/traffic safety and more accessibility for all types of transportation, whether that be a car, bus, bike, or foot.…Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a local office of realtors with an update on White Flint redevelopment. During our discussion of the multi-faceted way we are approaching the area’s traffic problems, someone asked “Why don’t we just build more roads? I’m going to drive anyway.”
There are many answers to this question including the fact that roads are much more highly subsidized than transit and, overall, more expensive to build. …Read More
In recent years, many health professionals and community planners started focusing their attention on the connections between the built environment and health, especially the issue of obesity.Read More
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
In our effort to make White Flint a walkable community, we like to find examples of trends or models throughout the United States and globally from which we can learn. Recently, it seems many other urban areas around the United States are also noticing a trend in their communities, declining presence of cars as their main means of transportation.…Read More
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