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


Category Archives: General

Another Pedestrian Safety Addition to the Pike District!

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Thanks to community activism from Action Committee for Transit, Friends of White Flint, and Councilmember Andrew Friedson, we received word Friday from MCDOT Traffic Engineering that they will be converting the existing flashers at the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing of Tuckerman Lane to a full pedestrian hybrid beacon that includes a solid red light signal phase.

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A little history of the Pike District

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For those of you who grew up here and/or hung out in the Pike District of 40 years ago, here’s a little bit of history. Do you remember of the Rainbow Inn? Check out this document from the Maryland Historical Trust.

The Rainbow Inn was located at 11520 Rockville Pike, which is now a strip mall with Palm Beach Tan, Mirage Nails, and Stella’s Bakery and will one day be Saul Center West.…

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Potential good news about the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman

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Councilmember Andrew Friedson has requested that MCDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations evaluate safety upgrades including a pedestrian-activated HAWK signal that goes full red, at the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman Lane. You may recall that a pedestrian tragically died at this intersection last month.

Councilmember Friedson also asked MCDOT to investigate any other safety improvements along the Tuckerman corridor.…

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Montgomery County Native Pens Dystopian Novel About …Montgomery County/Pike District

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From Montgomery Community Media by BY AMBIKA NARULA

Eight-year-old Amy Ginsburg fell passionately in love with writing after scribbling a story about her favorite stuffed animal in a spiral notebook.

Things have changed drastically since those spiral notebook days. Ginsburg has now independently published her first novel, β€œThe After Days,” through Amazon.…

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RCA Night Tonight at Cafe 2020

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Please come out Wednesday, May 8 to CafΓ© 2020 for RCA Night! Held the second Wednesday of each month, come hang out with neighbors and make sure to mention the Randolph Civic Association for exclusive food and drink discounts.

Please come out Wednesday, May 8 to CafΓ© 2020 for RCA Night!…

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How fun — a community bike ride in North Bethesda!

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Saturday, May 11 – Better Bicycling Ride in the Pike District

Join your neighbors for a community education bike ride in cooperation with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) on May 11 in North Bethesda. Join riders of all levels to explore Montgomery County and learn the techniques urban riders use to get around the region.…

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Informative Websites

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In case you missed it, here are websites with tons of useful info about the White Flint/Pike District area.

Western Workaround Updates
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/projects/whiteflintww/index.html
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/whiteflint/  Twitter #WhiteFlintWest

Wall Park Redesign
https://www.montgomeryparks.org/projects/directory/wall-park-renovation-plan/

Safe Routes to School
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-PedSafety/SRTS/home.html

Montgomery County Economic Development
https://thinkmoco.com/white-flint-brochure
https://thinkmoco.com/locations/white-flint
HQ2 Branding Video
HQ2 Aerial Video

White Flint 1 Sector Plan
https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/communities/area-2/white-flint/
https://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/whiteflint/documents/WhiteFlintSectorPlanApprovedandAdopted_web.pdf

White Flint 2 Sector Plan
https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/communities/area-2/white-flint-2-sector-plan/

Pike and Rose
pikeandrose.com

NoBe Market
https://www.livenobe.com/

AMP by Strathmore
https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/

Strathmore
https://www.strathmore.org/

North Bethesda Transportation Management District
https://nbtc.org/

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Join us at this month’s Pike District Promenade

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Spring is made for walking. Join us Saturday, April 20 at 10 am for an easy, all-ages, pet-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail. Put a reminder in your calendar now so you don’t miss it. (Go on, we’ll wait while you enter the data into your calendar.)

We meet at 10am April 20 at North Bethesda Market then take a walk along the wonderful Trolley Trail.…

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Pike District Pothole Patrol

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Have you noticed any potholes in the Pike District? (Amy here — I know I’ve hit a few lately.) Tell us exactly where you’ve seen potholes, and we will compile a list. Then, we will give the list to MCDOT and ask them to make repairs.

Email what you find on your Pothole Patrol to info@whiteflint.org by the end of March.…

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Pike District Promenade Saturday, March 16

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Ok, the weather can’t be bad EVERY third Saturday of the month, right? Hopefully we’ll finally enjoy some good walking weather Saturday, March 16 at 10 am for our Pike District Promenade.

Meet your neighbors and friends at the North Bethesda Market plaza between Seasons 52 and Starbucks at 10 am, then we’ll take an all-ages, pet-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail.…

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