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: January 2020

Can big data make pedestrians safer?

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Planning Board approves funding of the Predictive Safety Analysis project as part of the department’s commitment to Vision Zero

The Montgomery County Planning Department presented its Vision Zero work plan to the Planning Board at their January 23 meeting and received approval to fund and launch their Predictive Safety Analysis project.…

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Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Paths — Wouldn’t This be Great in the Pike District?

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A luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found in the north of Poland, is made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the day. This version is entirely dependent upon solar power and is still in the testing phase at the moment.…

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Important Community Meeting One Week from Today

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Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan.

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Pedestrian and Bike Safety Briefing at the Council Tomorrow

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The Council will hold a briefing on pedestrian and bicycle safety and the implementation of the County’s Vision Zero plan during its afternoon meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at the Council Office Building in Rockville (100 Md. Ave.). The Council meeting will include representatives from the Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Park and Planning, and Montgomery County Public Schools.…

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Last Night’s MCPS Boundary Analysis Meeting at WJ

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From Montgomery Community Media

SKEPTICAL CROWD FILLS TWO ROOMS FOR BOUNDARY ANALYSIS MEETING

Montgomery County Public Schools had its largest boundary analysis meeting yet on Thursday night at Walter Johnson High School. A spokesperson for MCPS told MyMCMedia that about 650 people showed up to the meeting.

There were so many people, that the group was split up into two rooms so that two boundary meetings were happening at the same time.…

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Great news about an important pedestrian safety improvement on Route 355!

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After more than a year of advocacy, we have great news from SHA. I’ve cut and pasted their email below. I’m delighted that our efforts are getting results. Having no-turn-on-red on all four corners of Marinelli and Route 355 has been a major priority since that is the busiest pedestrian crossing in all of Montgomery County outside of a central business district.…

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Come to our next Community Meeting Feb. 4

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Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT! And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan.…

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A university in the Pike District? Sign us up!

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The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…

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The County Executive’s CIP Budget

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Yesterday, the County Executive released his proposed capital budget, called the CIP or Capital Improvements Program budget. In the North Bethesda area, there are 19 projects totaling $458 million. That said, many of the projects have no funding. You can learn more by clicking here.

We’re happy there are funds for the White Flint fire station and the Western Workaround but very disappointed the County Executive recommended no funds for a second metro entrance.…

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Development Update

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Pete Fosselman of the County Executive’s Office presented this development update at last week’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee. It’s a great summary of what’s going on in the Pike District.

White Flint/Pike District Updates January 2020

PUBLIC PROJECTS

  • The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) continues to advance the Bus Rapid Transit (FLASH) corridor of MD 355 from the adopted Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan.
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