Will transit make it easier for middle-class people to live their lives?According to this City Lap article, the numbers show that middle-class Americans spend a much higher share of their total household annual expenditures on getting around, compared with the poorest and richest groups. Walkable, transit-friendly communities can help everyone spend less on commuting, running errands, and seeing friends.…Read More
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Friends of White Flint welcomes its newest member, The Bozzuto Group!
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 27th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.…Read More
Have you ever walked on a narrow sidewalk along a busy road with nothing but a 6″ curb between you and distracted drivers, fearfully mumbling to yourself, please don’t hit me, please don’t hit me? How often have you had to dodge telephone poles, inconveniently-placed parking meters, and lights while you stroll?…Read More
If Friends of White Flint had a nickel for every time we’ve heard “People will never ride Bus Rapid Transit,” we’d never have to fundraise again. But fortunately for the White Flint area, the facts contradict this belief.
In Alexandria, ridership of their Metroway Bus Rapid Transit is consistently 15 to 20 percent higher than projections for initial ridership, even with the recent cold weather.…Read More
Bethesda Now published yesterday a wonderful article about Friends of White Flint’s plan to entice Marriott International to move to the Pike District.
As we discussed at our Community Meeting March 25, for the White Flint area to be a successful live-work-play community, there must be a vibrant “work” sector. Residences alone are not enough to sustain the retail, restaurants, and entertainment options we want in the Pike District.…Read More
Pretty cool that the Pike District is considered to be one of four projects that are going to change the DC metro area.
And don’t forget about our Community Meeting tonight, 7pm, at Federal Realty which is located at the rear of Congressional Plaza on East Jefferson Street.…Read More
Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s community meeting. We very much hope you’ll be there! The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 at Federal Realty, 1626 E Jefferson St., Rockville, MD
7:00 Call to order (Amy Ginsburg)
7:05 Minutes (Amber Tedesco)
7:10 Financial Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:15 Executive Director Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:20 Updates from property owners on what’s going on and what’s going up in the White Flint/Pike District.… Read More
The advantages of protected bike lanes are many. Rather than bicyclists and drivers maneuvering and fighting for space, each has its own safe space for their preferred mode of travel, according to a recent study.
Across six cities, the study found a rise of ridership between 21% and 171% after the lanes were installed.
Yes, we’re sad to report there are white flakes and cold rain drifting down from grey skies on the first day of spring, but we’re even sadder to report that on Monday night the Rockville Mayor and Council voted 3-2 in favor of widening Rockville Pike to 252 feet. They took this action even though there was very strong opposition by the community.…Read More
Check out today’s e-blast with all the details about how to get FREE tickets to AMP by Strathmore this weekend. (It’s just one more perk of being a supporter of Friends of White Flint.) But hurry — the deadline is 12:30 pm today, March 19th.Read More