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


Monthly Archives: December 2009

A Delicate Discussion

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Today’s Washington Post has an article raising a subject that sometimes is uncomfortable: older drivers. As the more mature members of our community realize, even the best drivers’ skills often deteriorate over time. This poses an immediate and very painful dilemma for an alert, but frail, person. Driving, for many, equals independence.…

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ACT Slams Montgomery County DOT’s Anti-Transit Policies

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For Immediate Release, Monday, Dec. 28, 2009Source: Action Committee for Transit 

ACT Slams Montgomery County DOT’s Anti-Transit Policies 

The Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation has become systematically hostile to transit riders and pedestrians, charges a front-page article in the January 2010 issue of the Action Committee for Transit’s quarterly newsletter, Transit Times.  …

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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Montgomery County is one of the wealthiest, most-educated, and best-run counties in the country. Its far-sighted self-sacrifice of preserving a huge amount of green and open space as part of the “agricultural reserve” won numerous awards and is a crown jewel in the County. The County is in the midst of considering one of the most innovative “New Urbanism” master plans for development — the award-winning White Flint Sector Plan.…

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Schools and the Mall Dominate the last 2009 PHED Committee worksession

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Live blogging from the afternoon session of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee of the Montgomery County Council. Morning session dealt with transportation issues; the afternoon will be spent on “land use” including zoning, particular project proposals and the “districts” the Planning Board created within the White Flint Sector.…

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Planning Board MSPA Decision Stands

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The PHED Committee meeting on White Flint transportation issues continues. Live blogging from the worksession.

Next issue is the Metro Station Policy Area boundary question. The White Flint Plan contemplates a larger area than the traditional MSPA. Being within a MSPA means that you can use different transportation measurements, tax rates are different, and more urban road construction standards are used instead of suburban ones.…

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Old Georgetown Road: Through or Southbound only?

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One of the most contentious issues in developing the White Flint Sector Plan is mobility, or in the more automobile-oriented vernacular of the Montgomery County Council, “transportation.” One of the purposes of the Plan is to transform an area dominated by asphalt parking lots and Rockville Pike into a walkable, sustainable community, where pedestrians, bicyclists, differently-abled persons, and families with strollers can be as comfortable moving through the streets as cars and truck drivers.…

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PHED Committee Staff Transportation Memo No. 2 Available

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The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council continues its worksessions on the White Flint Sector Plan tomorrow, beginning at 9:30AM and continuing all day. The schedule remains fluid, with planned discussions of financing mechanisms apparently being delayed so that County Executive Ike Leggett can issue a report and recommendations on financing, perhaps in January.…

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