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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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Transportation agencies will finally measure the movement of people, not just cars

The highly inaccurate science of measuring road and highway congestion simply by the number of cars on them is finally coming to a merciful end. Perhaps most importantly, a bus with 100 people will no longer equal a single-occupant car, meaning more sustainable transportation options will have fewer barriers to operation. The result [has been]... Read more ;

The post Transportation agencies will finally measure the movement of people, not just cars appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

The 9 transit trends that will move us in 2017

This is a really sharp list of transit trends predicted by the Trapeze Group, which provides software to transportation agencies. There are many good insights from industry leaders. This one in particular captures TDM trends really well: New and Unexpected Markets will Help Improve Ridership "Public transit markets are becoming more volatile as Millennials move towards adulthood.... Read more ;

The post The 9 transit trends that will move us in 2017 appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

NACTO releases city data sharing principles

Recent data releases by private transportation-service providers, including Uber's new Movement data, are definitely a step in the right direction. But the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 49 cities in the United States, has a new framework for these releases and finds that private data releases need to better coincide... Read more ;

The post NACTO releases city data sharing principles appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

Study: Uber, Lyft carpool services could reduce traffic by 75 percent

We've been waiting with baited breath to see signs that Uber and Lyft, through their various carpool offerings, can actually reduce traffic congestion. A new study by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory brings some exciting news. Carpool services such as UberPool and Lyft Line could reduce the number of vehicles on the road by... Read more ;

The post Study: Uber, Lyft carpool services could reduce traffic by 75 percent appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

A simple tech fix that could get more people on bikeshare

This is a piece of practical technology that may have a positive effect on one of bikeshare's biggest psychological barriers: perceptions that riding on city streets is unsafe. Motivate, the company that runs Citi Bike in New York City, will install extra-bright “laserlights” on 250 bikes. The lights project the image of a bicycle onto the... Read more ;

The post A simple tech fix that could get more people on bikeshare appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 12, 2017, Mobility Lab

How did SafeTrack affect Arlington biking rates in 2016?

Since SafeTrack began back in June 2016, Arlington transportation planners have been collecting and analyzing walk and bike data by using the county’s extensive network of counters. In reviewing Surge 11 data, the effects of Metro rail disruptions on the bike traffic seem to be diminishing, while still remaining above last year’s averages. Looking at... Read more ;

The post How did SafeTrack affect Arlington biking rates in 2016? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 12, 2017, Mobility Lab

We've been SafeTracked: 2016 Final Numbers Edition!

Since SafeTrack began back in June 2016, Arlington transportation planners have been collecting and analyzing walk and bike data by using the county's extensive network of counters.

Jan. 12, 2017, BikeArlington

What is Wayfinding?

A look at wayfinding and how it's useful in Arlington and around the world.

Jan. 12, 2017, WalkArlington

TransportationCamp DC 2017 shares perspectives on today’s (and tomorrow’s) mobility challenges

With the transportation landscape evolving quickly in recent years – new mobility options and growing support for transit and bicycling – decision-makers face greater opportunity and unpredictability in how they can utilize and react to such options. What should the role of private enterprise be in providing transportation services? How transit-oriented development should evolve with... Read more ;

The post TransportationCamp DC 2017 shares perspectives on today's (and tomorrow's) mobility challenges appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 11, 2017, Mobility Lab

Menlo Park sparks interest in zero-carbon cities

This op-ed in GreenBiz from Menlo Spark cites our What is TDM? page as a great resource for cities to use in adapting to changing conditions that may be related to climate fluctuation. Cities in particular are well poised to take ambitious action to lead the way. Small cities such as Menlo Park can develop a framework for... Read more ;

The post Menlo Park sparks interest in zero-carbon cities appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 11, 2017, Mobility Lab

What is Wayfinding?

Generally defined, wayfinding includes all the ways people orient themselves and navigate from place to place. Here's a quick look at wayfinding signs in Arlington!

Jan. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

Four things I learned at TransportationCamp

Alexander Lasca wrote a great post on his TransportUS blog that captured four things he learned from amidst the 70 or so sessions squeezed into our TransportationCamp DC 2017 that took place this Saturday in Arlington, Va. Read the complete article at transportus.org to see his sharp insights into these four topics: 1. Public transportation isn't... Read more ;

The post Four things I learned at TransportationCamp appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 10, 2017, Mobility Lab

New report highlights most dangerous cities for walking, calls for pedestrian-centered streets

Ever since the car began dominating the way people move throughout the United States, bicycling and walking have become often dangerous and shunted propositions. Decades later, more engineers, planners, and developers are understanding the importance of rethinking the car-centered designs of roads in order to mitigate the dangers they pose for pedestrians. Today, Smart Growth... Read more ;

The post New report highlights most dangerous cities for walking, calls for pedestrian-centered streets appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 10, 2017, Mobility Lab

Holiday Service on Jan. 20 for the Presidential Inauguration

ART will run holiday service on Friday, January 20, in observance of the Presidential Inauguration. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

Jan. 3, 2017, ART

Holiday Service on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

Jan. 3, 2017, ART

There's An App For That

Damaged sidewalks, missing street signs, broken streetlights, trail maintenance issues? Don't stress - we've got you covered!

Dec. 19, 2016, BikeArlington

There's An App For That

Damaged sidewalks, missing street signs, broken streetlights, trail maintenance issues? Don't stress - we've got you covered!

Dec. 15, 2016, WalkArlington

Pizza with my PALs

On a chilly December night, I walked into Spinfire Pizza in Rosslyn and ordered a large pizza. Then I ordered another one. And another one. and still another one...large, for here, please....

Dec. 14, 2016, BikeArlington

Making the Switch to Biking

Meet Mark Flinn, an attorney who lives in Clarendon and works in DC. He said made the switch out of necessity, but is surprised by how much he likes it.

Dec. 12, 2016, BikeArlington

'Tis the Season to Meet New PALs

Well, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. But as long as you're out and about--celebrating the various holidays, seeing friends, giving back to your community--we want you to #BEaPAL!

Dec. 7, 2016, WalkArlington

The Ultimate Crowdsourced Bike Parking Map!

Rackspotter is a free, crowdsourced site that bicyclists can use to find bike parking locations throughout the greater Washington, DC region

Dec. 7, 2016, BikeArlington

Holiday Service for Christmas and New Years

ART will operate Sunday service on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Dec. 6, 2016, ART

'Tis the Season To Meet New PALs

Well, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. But as long as you're out and about--celebrating the various holidays, seeing friends, giving back to your community--we want you to #BEaPAL!

Dec. 5, 2016, BikeArlington

Bike Vocabulary: Bike Lanes Edition

Biking comes with a lot of benefits for both your commute and your health. But biking also comes with a lot of vocabulary and new terms that may not fall under the common sense category for new riders

Nov. 29, 2016, BikeArlington

We're Thankful For...

There's so much to be thankful for in Arlington County this time of year - we're especially thankful for active transportation!

Nov. 23, 2016, WalkArlington

We're thankful for...

This week as friends and families come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, we here at BikeArlington and WalkArlington look back at some of the things that we're thankful for most around Arlington County.

Nov. 21, 2016, BikeArlington

Arlington Bike Commuter Works To Keep People And Our National Parks Healthy.

It's no secret that Arlington has thousands of bike commuters, and thousands of Arlingtonians have interesting jobs. And we love it when we find those two traits combined in one person.

Nov. 18, 2016, BikeArlington

ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 18

On Sunday, December 18, schedule changes will go into effect for ART 42 and 45. These will be minor changes that will improve on-time performance.

Nov. 16, 2016, ART

Arlington’s Walkable Neighborhoods Create a Sense of Place

Walkable neighborhoods benefit every member of a community - from pedestrian to driver. See how walkability can save you money.

Nov. 16, 2016, WalkArlington

Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov. 15, 2016, ART

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
14
14th Street Bridge
49
Arlington Mill Trail
33
Ballston Connector
12
Bluemont Connector
23
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
18
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
52
Fairfax EB bike lane
0
Joyce St NB
3
Joyce St SB
12
Key Bridge East
96
Key Bridge West
63
Military NB bike lane
2
Military SB bike lane
2
MVT Airport South
48
Quincy NB bike lane
4
Quincy SB bike lane
8
Roosevelt Bridge
20
Rosslyn Bikeometer
46
TR Island Bridge
1116
WOD Bon Air Park
33
WOD Bon Air West
242
WOD Columbia Pike
25
WOD East Falls Church
28
Wilson WB bike lane
22

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
208
14th Street Bridge
132
Arlington Mill Trail
232
Ballston Connector
70
Bluemont Connector
75
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
211
Joyce St NB
32
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
830
Key Bridge West
418
MVT Airport South
185
Roosevelt Bridge
86
TR Island Bridge
870
WOD Bon Air Park
302
WOD Bon Air West
306
WOD Columbia Pike
174
WOD East Falls Church
204

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
155794
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Inauguration Day Metro service information

WMATA Press Release, January 13, 2017

Metro releases SafeTrack schedule for 2017

WMATA Press Release, January 12, 2017

Holiday closings Monday and Friday

January 11, 2017, CommuterDirect.com

Woman struck by car in Montgomery

January 15, 2017, NBC Washington

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