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


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How cars squeeze the middle-class

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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.…

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Welcome to new member The Bozzuto Group

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Friends of White Flint welcomes its newest member, The Bozzuto Group!

Bozzuto Management Company proudly serves several communities in the White Flint neighborhood such as North Bethesda Market, Timberlawn CrescentStrathmore Court at White Flint, and The Monterey.

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.…

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See, people will ride Bus Rapid Transit

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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.…

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Pike District would be perfect for Marriott’s New Headquarters

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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.…

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We’re changing the DMV!

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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.…

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Are you going tomorrow?

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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.
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Protected bike lanes — a winning proposition

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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.
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Unfortunate news

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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.…

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