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: walking

Survey Says:  More than 70% in the Pike District Would Walk More If It Were Safer

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In a survey of 100 area residents conducted in November by the Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, an overwhelming majority of respondents said they would walk more in the Pike District, if only it were safer

Other revealing findings from the survey include:

70% say driver inattention to pedestrians is the most dangerous obstacle.…

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If there was a magic pill that made you happier, healthier, more connected, richer and safer, would you take it?

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Well, that magic pill does exist. It’s called “walkable streets.” (I’m certainly glad that we’re enhancing walkability in the White Flint area because I definitely would love to be healthier, happier, richer, more connected to people, and safer.)

Here’s a list of 50 positive effects from creating walkable communities from an article in Fast Company.…

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Want to boost local trade by 40% and lose weight?

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Sounds like a cheesy late night infomercial, I know, but who doesn’t want to increase sales and be healthier and skinnier? What is this miracle cure? Quite simply, it’s making a community walkable and bikeable.

Economic benefit:

According to a United Kingdom studywalking and cycling projects return an average of $20 in economic benefit for every $1.50 invested. 

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Take A Walk Around White Flint

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**** NOTE — this has been RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th at 9:15am. Click here for more information****

 

Friends of White Flint and the Governor’s Institute for Community Design invite you to a Walking Tour of White Flint, this Saturday, October 11th.  Join me and former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening on a one-mile stroll through our community. 

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Pike Central Walking Club

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Walkability is an important interest for us here at Friends, especially because of walking’s positive effects on our health and environment. We recently learned about an exciting opportunity for some fun and healthy ways to incorporate walking and exercise around the White Flint area.

The Pike Central Farm Market is hosting the new Pike Central Walking Club.…

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2014 Biking and Walking Benchmarking Report

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Alliance for Biking and Walking recently released their 2014 benchmarking report for biking and walking that includes data from 2011 and 2012. Angie Schmitt for Streetsblog USA has been writing a few various posts on the information coming from the report.

Here are some important facts from the report:

The number of people who bike and walk to work is growing gradually.…

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