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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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Google Waze takes on Uber, Lyft with more carpooling – CNET

Having seemingly completed pilot experiments in San Francisco and Israel, Google Waze's carpooling app appears to be set to launch in other places soon. It will be fascinating to see if Waze is the one that will finally bring carpooling back into the mainstream, after being marginalized for the past 30-plus years. Only about 11 percent of U.S. commuters... Read more ;

The post Google Waze takes on Uber, Lyft with more carpooling - CNET appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 24, 2017, Mobility Lab

Ford CEO: Future of cities has almost nothing to do with cars – Business Insider

Ford CEO Mark Fields has clearly been brushing up on the finer points of why transportation demand management is one of the most crucial tools for fixing traffic jams to make the economy and people's lives better in cities. He is perfectly willing to admit cities of the future won't be ruled by cars. The real... Read more ;

The post Ford CEO: Future of cities has almost nothing to do with cars - Business Insider appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 23, 2017, Mobility Lab

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?

SafeTrack surges in the past months have highlighted one of of the D.C. Metrorail system's largest demand crunches: the Rosslyn tunnel bottleneck, where the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines converge to head east into downtown. This capacity issue has been exacerbated by the 2014 Silver line opening, and more recently by the current Blue line shutdown... Read more ;

The post Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 23, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

Blurred (transit) lines: Apps like Uber are the new public transport – Newsweek

"Mass transportation is an old-fashioned way of talking about transportation supply," says Matt Caywood, co-founder of TransitScreen, which started up at Mobility Lab. "It's defined as a type of transportation that carries a lot of people. But that's not the perspective of the tourist, who's just trying to get somewhere in a new city." Here's... Read more ;

The post Blurred (transit) lines: Apps like Uber are the new public transport - Newsweek appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 22, 2017, Mobility Lab

When street parking becomes a pop-up bus lane – CityLab

In search of a cheaper way to make its connections to neighboring Boston more reliable for commuters, the town of Everett tried out a simple bus experiment: a week-long bus lane replaced parking, and was separated only by cones. Stephen Miller of CityLab reports that the trial proved popular, and after a week it was... Read more ;

The post When street parking becomes a pop-up bus lane - CityLab appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 22, 2017, Mobility Lab

PALentine's Day

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

Feb. 22, 2017, BikeArlington

Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits

A new publication from the Association for Commuter Transportation, entitled "Getting to Work," highlights the ways several forward-thinking employers are offering better commuting options to their employees. Each story offers a look at the unique transportation challenges major employers face – from parking crunches to time-consuming commutes – and which solutions have proven effective in addressing... Read more ;

The post Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 21, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

Why does Tampa Bay have one of the worst public transit systems in the US? – Tampa Bay Times

An investigation from the Tampa Bay Times examines why Tampa's transit system is so lacking for a metropolitan area of 3 million people. Compared to other cities of the same size, Tampa Bay's transit options allow for access to far fewer jobs: Tampa Bay’s system reaches the same number of jobs as those in places... Read more ;

The post Why does Tampa Bay have one of the worst public transit systems in the US? - Tampa Bay Times appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

What topics have brought people to TransportationCamp DC over the years?

At TransportationCamp DC, the Mobility Lab-sponsored unconference held in Arlington, Va., transportation professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts gather each year to discuss and learn about the pressing topics of the day. We put together this back-of-the-envelope analysis to see if we could discern any trends in topics and modes being discussed in the events’ sessions. Due... Read more ;

The post What topics have brought people to TransportationCamp DC over the years? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with... Read more ;

The post Curing a hospital's transportation ailments appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 16, 2017, Mobility Lab

What do Northern Virginians want most from government? Relief from traffic congestion – Washington Post

Based on polling from NVTA’s TransAction, Mobility Lab and groups like us are doing a great job of getting people, particularly in Northern Virginia, to understand the importance and inter-relatedness of government work to improve transportation options. Northern Virginia is home to savvy commuters whose knowledge of transportation issues in the region has grown dramatically since... Read more ;

The post What do Northern Virginians want most from government? Relief from traffic congestion - Washington Post appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 16, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

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

AnnMarie Hansen

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

Feb. 9, 2017, WalkArlington

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

When Metro Track Work Leaves You Feeling BLUE -- Go GREEN

Metro's next SafeTrack Surge will take place from February 11 - 28. During that time, no Blue line trains will operate and there will be no train service between the Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stations. The ART 42 and 43 bus routes are good alternatives to the Blue line in Arlington.

Jan. 30, 2017, ART

Bike Maintenance Workshop: How to Fix a Flat

One of the nice parts about working in an office with others who active commute is the brain trust that naturally forms around simple, yet intimidating topics, like how to change a flat bike tire.

Jan. 25, 2017, BikeArlington

An intrepid PAL trailer-puller takes our message to the people!

The Arlington PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) Ambassador program wants to communicate with everybody who is using Arlington's roads, whether they are walking, driving, taking the bus or riding Metro.

Jan. 23, 2017, BikeArlington

Hey, Neighbor! Slow Down, Speed Matters

We can't eradicate dangerous human errors, but we can design our road systems to protect us.

Jan. 18, 2017, WalkArlington

The Youth Bike Summit Comes to Arlington

It's a three-day conference on bikes unlike any you've seen before! And it's coming to our home county!

Jan. 17, 2017, BikeArlington

Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
647
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
275
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
809
Clarendon EB bike lane
208
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
1791
Fairfax EB bike lane
176
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
31
Key Bridge East
1235
Key Bridge West
773
Military NB bike lane
39
Military SB bike lane
34
MVT Airport South
2330
Quincy NB bike lane
96
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
529
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1609
TR Island Bridge
1471
WOD Bon Air Park
996
WOD Bon Air West
1659
WOD Columbia Pike
816
WOD East Falls Church
1180
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
665
14th Street Bridge
266
Arlington Mill Trail
672
Ballston Connector
249
Bluemont Connector
370
CC Connector
521
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
509
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
92
Key Bridge East
2373
Key Bridge West
1148
MVT Airport South
387
Roosevelt Bridge
87
TR Island Bridge
774
WOD Bon Air Park
505
WOD Bon Air West
611
WOD Columbia Pike
411
WOD East Falls Church
452

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1194806
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CommuterPage.com News
Plan for Florida Ave. has room for improvement

Garrett Hennigan, February 23, 2017, WABA

Metro testing talking escalators

Martin Di Caro, February 23, 2017, WAMU

Roosevelt Island will be closed to cars for months

Rick Massimo, February 22, 2017, WTOP

Momentum grows to turn Bethesda parking into parks

Nick Iannelli, February 23, 2017, WTOP

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