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: Woodglen Drive

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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White Flint Bikeways Update

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As we mentioned last month, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation offered a great presentation to the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee on the status of Bikeway infrastructure in White Flint.  We’ve expressed concern in the past about the dirth of this amenity in White Flint but it looks like MCDOT is heeding the call!

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Bike Infrastructure & More at the Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last week, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held their monthly meeting and, after preliminary and general updates, we finally got more information on the latest plan for Woodglen Drive.  Here are our notes from the meeting:

  • Not much development activity since last month. Only item is that the Goddard School on Edson will be filing in the near future.
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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee Meets Tonight

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7pm at the headquarters of Federal Realty Investment Trust, 1626 E. Jefferson Street in Rockville.  Aside from the usual updates on development projects, the bulk of the agenda will be devoted to an update on the “Proposed Woodglen Drive Bicycle Facility” – the bike lanes and shared use path planned to stretch from Edson Lane to Nicholson Drive along Woodglen.  

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Downtown Advisory Committee has Busy Meeting

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Tuesday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting had been much-anticipated as the question of the naming/branding/borders of the future urban district has heated up.  So, it surprised some that the issue didn’t arise until the last few minutes of the gathering.  Below are the meeting highlights:

Western WorkaroundCounty Implementation Coordinator Dee Metz reported that construction of the western workaround will be broken into two phases.  

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Google Street View Now Shows Changes Over Time

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Google Maps has made it available for users to view archived Street View images. Angie Schmitt, from Streetsblog, pointed out that this capability “means it’s easier than ever to show what streets looked like before and after a redesign.” This strategy can help us view the White Flint District in a different light.…

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Updates on Woodglen Drive and Washington Gas Tower

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Back in April of last year, we shared that Washington Gas was planning a 145 foot tall communications tower that would sit in the center of their industrial property on Nebel Street, not far from where new residential high-rise buildings are planned.  At that time, there were several approvals that were necessary before construction commenced but we’ve not heard any updates since then.  

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White Flint Implementation Highlights

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee met on Monday night at Shriver Aquatic Center.  The highlight of the meeting was a parking study of Woodglen Drive and the surrounding area.  Spurred by the proposal to remove six metered parking spaces along the east side of Woodglen, in order to install a bike lane, the County’s DOT undertook a parking study of the entire area to ensure capacity would meet demand.  

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