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: Transit

New bike lanes coming to Old Georgetown Road

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While this area is not part of White Flint, it’s pretty close and it’s such a great idea to have separated bike lanes on Old Georgetown Road that we decided to include it in today’s blog. (We only wish the bike lane was extended to cover ALL of Old Georgetown Road.)…

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Western Workaround Update from MCDOT

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Here’s a quick update on the construction of the Western Workaround.

  • Executive Blvd closure end May (delayed by two weeks)
  • VOB demo starts in two weeks
  • Night work continues under a noise mitigation plan, we are addressing a few complaints from residents at Pike and Rose
  • Coordinating installation of temporary signage with FRIT to make them less unsightly
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Vision Zero Update — Improvements Coming to the Pike District

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This morning, the County gave an update to the North Bethesda Transportation Management District on Vision Zero. We’re happy to share some of the best parts of the presentation here, and you can get the entire presentation here. Visit Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Website for more info.

We’re delighted that there are some plans to make the area around the White Flint metro station and the intersection of Old Georgetown and Rockville Pike safer for pedestrians.…

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Western Workaround Construction Continues Despite the Pandemic

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The folks at MCDOT gave Friends of White Flint an update to the Western Workaround project, and we want to pass along the info to you.

The big news as that Executive Boulevard will be closing around mid-May. The closed part will extend from Old Georgetown Road to the Conference Center/M & T Bank.…

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Public Hearing: Proposed Grosvenor Station Parking Modifications — Tonight

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Metro is seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the parking garage addition previously approved at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail Station. Learn more about this proposal, review the Environmental Evaluation, and ask the project team a question at https://www.wmata.com/initiatives/plans/grosvenor-garage-modifications.cfm

You are invited to attend a public hearing by telephone on Monday, April 20 between 6:30-8:30 p.m.…

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Great News! Beach Drive Will Be Closed to Cars and Open for Peds and Bikes Friday – Sunday

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Excited to announce that Montgomery Parks will be closing Little Falls Parkway (from Mass Ave to Arlington Road) and Beach Drive (from Knowles Ave to Connecticut) from Friday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. to automobile traffic and opening them to walkers, runners, bikers and scooters! (Friends of White Flint advocated for the opening of Beach Drive to pedestrian and bikes, and we’re delighted that Beach Drive will open.)…

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County Council T & E Committee votes to fund half a second metro entrance and pedestrian improvements on Route 355!

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Here are some of our tweets from Thursday’s T &E meeting:

“T&E committee on @MoCoCouncilMD voted yes for funding for Rockville Pike pedestrian safety improvements in the @Pike_District. THANK YOU!”

“T&E Committee @MoCoCouncilMD votes for funding for half the cost of 2nd entrance with design being forward funded. Hopefully @wmata will pay its half.…

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Please Tell WMATA You Want Them to Fund, Design, and Build a Northern White Flint Metro Station Entrance

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A second entrance for the White Flint Metro station is critical so the Pike District can continue its transformation into a walkable, transit-oriented, vibrant community. Montgomery County has officially asked WMATA to pay for this station, which has a price tag of $36 million.

MCDOT has asked all of us to tell WMATA that this station is important to our community. Not…

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Metro asks riders for input on proposed modifications to the expansion of the Grosvenor-Strathmore parking garage

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Metro is proposing modifications to a planned garage expansion that would impact customer parking at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Station. The options include moving forward with a planned addition, canceling future construction or delaying the decision until an evaluation is completed.

The garage expansion is part of a joint development at Grosvenor-Strathmore that would eliminate a surface parking lot.…

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Will you be at the WMATA Town Hall Monday night?

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The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee (Tom Hucker, Evan Glass, Hans Riemer) is hosting a public forum on WMATA’s FY21 Operating Budget. The committee will be joined by WMATA Board Member Michael Goldman to listen to community feedback. Please join us and share your feedback on WMATA’s current operating budget proposal.…

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