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Recent blog posts from these Arlington County Commuter Services programs: Arlington Transportation Partners, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, and Mobility Lab; and from Arlington Transit - ART.

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Recent Posts
Tuesday with Michael (Or How I Learned Arlington’s Resident Ultramarathon World Champion is More Normal than You Might Think)

Mar. 23, 2017, BikeArlington

Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Each parking space in a garage can take up as much as 400 square feet, or 36 percent of an average Arlington County, Va., apartment, and spaces can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 each to build. The availability of parking also has a strong... Read more ;

The post Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 23, 2017, Mobility Lab

How can private industry help with San Diego’s mobility goals? – KPBS

This is a compelling story of a man in San Diego, Philip Salzmann, who has given up driving to work because of the consistency of his 34-minute electric-bike ride across the city. And the incentives that his company offers to do so. "Traffic was getting too much for me," Salzmann said. "Sometimes for 10 miles... Read more ;

The post How can private industry help with San Diego's mobility goals? - KPBS appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 23, 2017, Mobility Lab

Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years

A version of this post originally appeared on contributor Hannah Budnitz’s blog, Go-How.com. As in the United States, how people will get around Great Britain in the near future is especially unclear given a number of emerging technologies. A recent report from RAND explored this uncertainty, offering three alternative visions of the future of mobility,... Read more ;

The post Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 22, 2017, Mobility Lab

Soon D.C. employers may pay people to not drive to work – Streetsblog USA

It's understandable that, in a competitive job environment like Washington D.C., some employers would feel the need to offer employees the perk of paying for their driving commute. That's a great element of capitalism. But it's lousy for society, causing traffic gridlock and workers who end up being angry and unhealthy. So it's encouraging to... Read more ;

The post Soon D.C. employers may pay people to not drive to work – Streetsblog USA appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 22, 2017, Mobility Lab

Mexico City’s Metro map uses a different icon for each station – Greater Greater Washington

We often talk about the best ways for transit agencies to make their data more available and usable for passengers, but equally important is the way information is displayed in stations and on buses and subways. Mexico City serves as a great example of one way to do information in an exciting way. The city... Read more ;

The post Mexico City’s Metro map uses a different icon for each station - Greater Greater Washington appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 22, 2017, Mobility Lab

Study: People on bikes break the law to stay safe, drivers do it to save time – Bicycling Magazine

Sitting at a stop light can often make a person on a bike feel like a sitting duck. Now a massive new study has been published that confirms why they often don't regard traffic signs and signals (almost entirely there for the sake of cars). More than 70 percent of the time, when cyclists break... Read more ;

The post Study: People on bikes break the law to stay safe, drivers do it to save time - Bicycling Magazine appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 21, 2017, Mobility Lab

Bikeshare operators addressing rebalancing and other fixes to maximize reliability

Other programmers at CaBi Hack Night sought to better understand riding connections between stations and data accessibility issues Bike rebalancing is one of the most costly and inefficient issues that bikeshare systems face. The constant need for rebalancing manifests most frustratingly in “dockblocking,” those times when riders reach a station to find all of its docks filled... Read more ;

The post Bikeshare operators addressing rebalancing and other fixes to maximize reliability appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 21, 2017, Mobility Lab

Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic

Split of benefits and costs could spark much-needed national transportation discussion Just what a future transportation system with autonomous vehicles looks like isn’t completely clear-cut. However, Kara Kockelman, a University of Texas-based leading academic on the subject, has predictions for their economic impacts. In a South by Southwest presentation last week, she put forth a... Read more ;

The post Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 20, 2017, Mobility Lab

Autonomous cars will turn back the clock on sustainable cities – Cities of the Future

Although it's still a rare thing to hear experts worry about driverless cars creating worse traffic in the future, the rumbling is starting to get louder. Pablo Valerio recently documented this trend over at Cities of the Future, quoting traffic-analysis legend Sam Schwartz. Within the next 10 years autonomous cars could reverse the trend to free... Read more ;

The post Autonomous cars will turn back the clock on sustainable cities - Cities of the Future appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 20, 2017, Mobility Lab

Amtrak's Bike on Train Demo

Learning all about Amtrak's bike service!!

Mar. 20, 2017, BikeArlington

Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters

Bike/ped traffic counter spikes for disruptive events emphasize importance of transportation options Arlington has 38 bike and pedestrian counters along its trails and bike lanes, six of which capture how many people cross the Potomac River into Washington, D.C., every day. Two counters are located on Memorial Bridge, two on Key Bridge, one on Roosevelt... Read more ;

The post Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Mar. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Introducing the Phoenix Bikes Youth Bike Team!

Phoenix Bikes is proud to be launching a new race season for "Team Phoenix", our junior cycling club that was established September 2015

Mar. 16, 2017, BikeArlington

ART 41 Detour

Due to construction on N. Randolph St in Ballston, ART 41 will detour on Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2017.

Mar. 16, 2017, ART

February Bike Counts at All-Time High

February 2017 was the busiest bike February we've seen since we started our counter program in 2011.

Mar. 2, 2017, BikeArlington

America – It’s Time We Prioritize Our Streets

Let’s be clear – prioritizing walking, biking and transit is not code for “banning” cars. With that being said, many American cities could use a refresher course on designing vibrant complete streets that accommodate users of all ages and abilities. For decades, American cities were built specifically around automobiles, putting all other modes at a Read More

Feb. 23, 2017, WalkArlington

The Best Ways to Get to Roosevelt Island - Detour Edition!

Roosevelt Island is definitely on the list of our favorite local hiking trails, and while an upcoming construction project to make the trail even better will have an effect on car access, all of the best ways to get there are still open!

Feb. 23, 2017, BikeArlington

PALentine's Day

We sharpened our scissors and crafted up some PALentine's Day cards for all.

Feb. 22, 2017, BikeArlington

Roosevelt Island “parkrun”

Roosevelt Island parkrun - your weekly Saturday morning walk among the deer and trees in the middle of the Potomac. Twelve years ago 'parkrun' started as a group of friends gathering to run 5km in a park in England. Today on a given Saturday over 200,000 people run, jog or walk their 5km parkrun in Read More

Feb. 17, 2017, WalkArlington

Darrell and Svetlana Stanaford

Darrell and Svetlana Stanaford are the founders of Roosevelt Island parkrun. They are outdoors and exercise enthusiasts who fell in love with parkrun in Moscow and England before moving to the DMV area last year. by

Feb. 17, 2017, WalkArlington

Help Shape Arlington’s Walk-Friendly Culture

Do you ever wonder: Why all intersections don't have crosswalks and pedestrian lights? Who has the right of way when crossing a busy street? How can we improve Arlington’s walkability? If so, we invite you to attend the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings to share your experiences walking and rolling through our community and learn Read More

Feb. 17, 2017, WalkArlington

Pamela Van Hine

Pamela Van Hine is the current Chair of the Arlington County Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC). She slowly completed 13 Marine Corps Marathons and enjoys running and walking. by

Feb. 17, 2017, WalkArlington

Bikes in Mainstream Advertising: Commercial Roundup 2

With Superbowl 51 in the books, a new flood of commercials have been making the rounds, with quite a few featuring people riding bikes.

Feb. 13, 2017, BikeArlington

Jonathan Bollhoefer

Jonathan Bollhoefer is a Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) and has been living car-free since 2011. He often rides his bike 4 miles to work but also utilizes various buses and the Metro. This blog was originally written and published for ATP. by

Feb. 9, 2017, WalkArlington

Lauren Hassel

Lauren Hassel is the former Program Manager of WalkArlington. by

Feb. 9, 2017, WalkArlington

Pinky Advani

Pinky Advani is a Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP). She has been living a car-lite lifestyle for 15 years and currently rides the Metro each day to work. This blog was originally written and published for ATP. by

Feb. 9, 2017, WalkArlington

AnnMarie Hansen

AnnMarie is the PAL Ambassador Coordinator and has fun cycling and making the streets fun for everyone. by

Feb. 9, 2017, WalkArlington

High Temps Push Bike Counts To Near the Top

On February 8, 2017, the Rosslyn Bikeometer recorded the fourth-highest number of bicyclists on a winter day since it was installed in 2014.

Feb. 9, 2017, BikeArlington

Holiday Service on February 20 for Presidents Day

On February 20, ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday service. All other ART routes will not run. This is in observance of Presidents Day.

Feb. 6, 2017, ART

Snow What! (Turns out, winter is actually pretty light on the ice and snow)

With a mild winter (so far) and our first snow so late, I was curious just how many days in Arlington are plagued by snow and freezing cold?

Jan. 31, 2017, BikeArlington

Did You Know?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
382
14th Street Bridge
1503
Arlington Mill Trail
193
Ballston Connector
155
Bluemont Connector
116
CC Connector
464
Clarendon EB bike lane
133
Custis Bon Air Park
552
Custis Rosslyn
936
Fairfax EB bike lane
108
Joyce St NB
18
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
679
Key Bridge West
499
Military NB bike lane
14
Military SB bike lane
18
MVT Airport South
1190
Quincy NB bike lane
50
Quincy SB bike lane
49
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
836
TR Island Bridge
707
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
667
WOD Columbia Pike
348
WOD East Falls Church
511
Wilson WB bike lane
163

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
412
14th Street Bridge
204
Arlington Mill Trail
483
Ballston Connector
322
Bluemont Connector
496
CC Connector
365
Custis Bon Air Park
353
Custis Rosslyn
412
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
91
Key Bridge East
1813
Key Bridge West
1043
MVT Airport South
360
Roosevelt Bridge
78
TR Island Bridge
403
WOD Bon Air Park
391
WOD Bon Air West
530
WOD Columbia Pike
409
WOD East Falls Church
551

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1738782
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

CommuterPage.com News
Acela train derails in New York

Lori Aratani, March 24, 2017, Washington Post

Laurel wins fight to keep historic MARC station

Luz Lazo, March 24, 2017, Washington Post

Dr. Gridlock's cherry blossom weekend travel tips

Robert Thomson, March 24, 2017, Washington Post

Employers offer Capital Bikeshare perk to lure millenials

Luz Lazo, March 24, 2017, Washington Post

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8th Annual Move Me Festival

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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