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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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3 Key Ways to Go Team Walk for Car Free Day

Every year on September 22, thousands of people around the world opt in for a more sustainable transportation option on Car Free Day! In your neighborhood, you can celebrate this day by taking the pledge, picking your team and trying a new mode on Friday. For anyone who is looking forward to Team Walk or Read More

Sep. 18, 2017, WalkArlington

6 Motivating Reasons to Ditch Your Car and Start Biking

Biking to work isn't the outlandish stretch you might think it to be. Here's my six reasons to swap your four wheels for two. 1. Your Health Will Almost Certainly Improve If you're going to spend an eight-hour workday trapped behind a desk, you may as well begin and end it with some exercise to burn Read More

Sep. 18, 2017, BikeArlington

Amanda Wilks

Amanda Wilks is a professional writer and a MountainBikeReviewed.com contributing author. As a sports activist and a lifestyle blogger, she enjoys sharing her knowledge as often as possible and inspire others to choose a healthier lifestyle. by

Sep. 18, 2017, BikeArlington

Three Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the National Youth Bike Summit

Clear your schedules. The 2017 Youth Bike Summit is rolling into town this October 6-8! Hundreds of attendees from around the country will converge in Arlington to explore how bicycling can be a catalyst for positive social change. The three-day conference thrives in the varied intersections of youth, bikes, education, advocacy, and leadership. Each year, Read More

Sep. 14, 2017, BikeArlington

Metrorail is Improving

Statement from Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey, who represents Arlington on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Sep. 14, 2017, ART

New Charleston DOT chief is just what the doctor orders for public transportation – Streetsblog

Keith Benjamin says some excellent things in this interview. Including: "First, I don’t believe in placing transportation in a box on its own. Instead of articulating transportation as an end in itself, we should ask what role does it play in community-building as a strategic tool. Transportation is the common denominator for all community-building." He... Read more ;

The post New Charleston DOT chief is just what the doctor orders for public transportation - Streetsblog appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 11, 2017, Mobility Lab

DC Commute Times hopes to build a transportation community

We are in a period rife with experiments in transportation, from the top down, from the bottom up, from government, large corporations, and individual entrepreneurs. One fresh effort is DC Commute Times, started by Jeff Wong in October of 2016 to integrate information about a regional transportation system many perceive as broken. Wong’s site includes... Read more ;

The post DC Commute Times hopes to build a transportation community appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 8, 2017, Mobility Lab

Eating like a Local on the Clarendon Walking Food Tour

Back by popular demand, the Signature Walking Food Tour series returned to Arlington last month! Designed to encourage exploring by foot, we teamed up with our friends at Discover Arlington for an afternoon of wandering Clarendon in search of good eats, storytelling and hidden neighborhood gems. New friends, a few familiar faces from our Rosslyn Food Tour and Read More

Sep. 7, 2017, WalkArlington

House bill designed to speed deployment of autonomous vehicles, more work to come

This week, after months of wrangling and contentious hearings over the future of autonomous vehicles, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 3388 – also known as the SAFE DRIVE Act. While the House generally agrees about the potential for AVs to save lives, consumer groups remain skeptical that the public will be protected... Read more ;

The post House bill designed to speed deployment of autonomous vehicles, more work to come appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 7, 2017, Mobility Lab

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Sep. 7, 2017, WalkArlington

A Different Kind of Map: Try the 2018 Arlington County Comfort Level Map

“There has got to be a better way!” How many times have you found yourself questioning this after following Google Map’s biking directions? (No, thanks, Google. I’ll pass on the steep hill followed by the shared road with four lanes of traffic.) No need to stress. BikeArlington’s Arlington County Comfort Level Map is here to Read More

Sep. 7, 2017, BikeArlington

3 reasons autonomous vehicles need your city’s data (and how to offer it)

How will driverless cars safely navigate the roads of all American cities, avoiding crashes and injuries, where sensors have never been and for which telematics data are not robust? Answering this fundamental question is essential for widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles and also very valuable for that industry – including car manufacturers, carsharing companies, and shipping and delivery companies –... Read more ;

The post 3 reasons autonomous vehicles need your city's data (and how to offer it) appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 6, 2017, Mobility Lab

5 ways cities and counties can make sure autonomous vehicles and bikes mix safely

This is the second of a three-part series on how bicyclists and autonomous vehicles can cohabitate. Part 1 is here. The suggestions in this series were originally developed in January at a planning session sponsored by the Eno Center for Transportation that the author designed and facilitated with fellow Mobility Lab contributor Lisa Nisenson. Eno will... Read more ;

The post 5 ways cities and counties can make sure autonomous vehicles and bikes mix safely appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 5, 2017, Mobility Lab

Many in Houston don’t know they have a transit system – CityLab

Some reporting by CityLab on the dire situation in Houston illuminates why TDM is so important. Many people in the country's fourth-largest city don't even know that there's a mass-transit system. With as many as 1 million cars destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, there now, more than ever, needs to be some dramatic efforts to educate... Read more ;

The post Many in Houston don't know they have a transit system - CityLab appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 5, 2017, Mobility Lab

Stuff the ART Bus Food Drive on September 16 & 17

ART will be partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to take action against hunger by challenging the community to "stuff" an ART bus full of non-perishable food items. The food drive will take place September 16 and 17 at the Giant Food stores located at Lyon Village and Virginia Square.

Sep. 5, 2017, ART

Speedy adoption of autonomous vehicles could be disastrous

The smart-growth and transit revolution of the last decade or two has had only partial success. Despite some revitalized cities and some new transit, sprawl remains dominant in America. On the heels of this incomplete revolution comes a new one: automated vehicles (AVs) that are certain to alter land use and transit. As the predominance... Read more ;

The post Speedy adoption of autonomous vehicles could be disastrous appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 1, 2017, Mobility Lab

Adventures by Bike: Arlington Style

Nothing beats cycling through changing leaves and moderate temperatures with new friends. Returning this fall, we’re offering bike classes and community rides to participants of all levels and styles! Whether you’re looking to bike for transportation, fun or fitness, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s on the starting line for fall in Arlington. Community Rides Read More

Aug. 31, 2017, BikeArlington

Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes

This is the first of a three-part series on how bicyclists, pedestrians, and autonomous vehicles can cohabitate. When I'm pedaling down North Pershing Drive in Arlington, Va., dodging cars or car doors or trash and delivery trucks, Mobility Mama wonders how her kids ever make it anywhere incident free. “We never ride on Pershing, we... Read more ;

The post Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 31, 2017, Mobility Lab

Ford and Domino’s use self-driving cars to deliver pizza in Ann Arbor – WIRED

Some people love self-checkout lanes at the grocery store. And for the next few weeks in Ann Arbor, Mich., those same kinds of people will likely love that Domino's will deliver pizzas in a Ford driverless vehicle. It's a really clever way these two companies are marketing themselves while at the same time beginning the... Read more ;

The post Ford and Domino's use self-driving cars to deliver pizza in Ann Arbor - WIRED appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 30, 2017, Mobility Lab

Demand questions are the elephant in the room with autonomous vehicles

Say you live 1.3 miles from a subway station or a bus route that would offer you direct access to your job. Then picture an autonomous vehicle looping through your neighborhood every 20 minutes or so to take you and your neighbors straight to that access point. All of a sudden, you would be pretty... Read more ;

The post Demand questions are the elephant in the room with autonomous vehicles appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 29, 2017, Mobility Lab

Have You Explored the New Capital Bikeshare App Yet?

As an occasional Capital Bikeshare user, I have some residual anxieties about using the system—most of which are rather silly—and yet, they persist. Just how far can I get in 30 minutes? Did I get a green light when I returned that bike? Well, the new Capital Bikeshare app definitely solved some of these concerns Read More

Aug. 25, 2017, BikeArlington

Temporary Relocation of ART and Metrobus Bus Stops at Crystal City Metro Station

Starting August 27, ART, Metrobus and Metroway bus stops at the Crystal City Metro Station will be relocated due to construction. The ART 43 and 92 bus stops will be moved just north of its existing bus bay on S. Bell Street. Construction is expected to last 2 months.

Aug. 22, 2017, ART

Holiday Service on September 4 for Labor Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

Aug. 21, 2017, ART

ART 45 & 55 Detours on August 19 for Rosslyn Road Work

Due to road construction on August 19, ART 45 and 55 will not stop at the Rosslyn Metro bus bays between 9 am and 3 pm. Temporary stops will be used.

Aug. 17, 2017, ART

It’s Happening! Arlington County is Updating their Bike Plan

Since the Master Transportation Plan’s adoption in 2008, changes in technologies, facilities, and best practices have warranted an update. Working to ensure best practices for creating walkable and bikeable environments, ie., protected bike lanes and wider trails, will be key in future innovations. If you’re someone who currently bikes, wished you could, or personally don’t Read More

Aug. 14, 2017, BikeArlington

3 Easy Bike Routes to Try This Weekend

If you’re looking to incorporate a quick and easy bike ride into your weekend plans, it can be hard to know where to start. I’m a beginner bike rider, and I'd love to bike around the city, but it’s intimidating for me to bike in traffic. So I wanted to find the easy bike routes, Read More

Aug. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

Alli Torban

Alli Torban is a Data Analyst in the D.C. metro area. She is passionate about data visualization, GIS and advocating for more walkable communities. by

Aug. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

Back to School with iRide

The Student iRide SmarTrip Card lets Arlington students, K-12, ride the ART bus for $1. The card also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other bus systems that use SmarTrip.

Aug. 7, 2017, ART

The Future of Trails: Arlington’s POPS Draft

LOOK AT THIS MAP: Let's just start with what caught my eye, this map, which was emblazoned on a banner at a recent open house, conducted as part of the POPS: A Plan for our Open Places and Spaces outreach process. How neat would this be? We all love the Arlington Loop—our 16 mile loop Read More

Jul. 20, 2017, BikeArlington

Holiday Service on July 4

ART will operate holiday service on Tuesday, July 4. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

Jun. 26, 2017, ART

Did You Know?

Arlington County has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
747
14th Street Bridge
2691
Arlington Mill Trail
382
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
961
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1172
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1337
Key Bridge West
902
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
118
Roosevelt Bridge
670
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1438
WOD Bon Air Park
976
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
699
WOD East Falls Church
1216
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
780
14th Street Bridge
278
Arlington Mill Trail
695
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
631
Custis Bon Air Park
519
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
2715
Key Bridge West
1456
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
157
TR Island Bridge
974
WOD Bon Air Park
761
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
689
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6369578
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

CommuterPage.com News
What's next for Metro funding?

Martin Di Caro, September 20, 2017, WAMU

A test ride on Mobike

David Alpert, September 20, 2017, GGW

Dockless bike-share is officially here

Luz Lazo, September 20, 2017, Washington Post

D.C. considers "parking cash-out"

Susan Balding, September 20, 2017, GGW

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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