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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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Top 5 Things We’re Thankful For This Year

Keeping with tradition, BikeArlington and WalkArlington are teaming up to share some of the things we’re thankful for in Arlington. While there is always more to do and strategies to rethink, it’s nice to reflect and appreciate all the good things happening in our County. New Infrastructure This topped our list last year, and it’s Read More

Nov. 21, 2017, BikeArlington

A grand plan for tackling Thanksgiving’s roadway-traffic anarchy

Thanksgiving is about coming together. Families and friends gather from near and far to break bread, carve turkey, and watch football. Ironically, even as Americans celebrate the holiday by working cooperatively to achieve common goals, anarchy rules on our roadways. Each driver – individually – seeks to navigate around some of the year’s worst traffic.... Read more ;

The post A grand plan for tackling Thanksgiving’s roadway-traffic anarchy appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 21, 2017, Mobility Lab

Portland’s parking-policy successes will get a go now in California

Congratulations, California city leaders. Your state legislators recently spared you the pain and trouble of taking the first step in a crucial political fight against unnecessary and even socially irresponsible parking requirements. However, trouble lies ahead if you, as city officials, don't take the important second step of guiding smarter street parking. Senate Bill 35,... Read more ;

The post Portland’s parking-policy successes will get a go now in California appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 20, 2017, Mobility Lab

Resources and playbooks trickle out for city planners on autonomous vehicles

For better and worse, planners are on the frontlines of the AV revolution. Automated vehicles and new business and service models are disruptive and transformative. Most cities and regions are not engaged yet on how to use planning tools to manage AVs. To the extent the policymakers and planners are engaged, they are focused on... Read more ;

The post Resources and playbooks trickle out for city planners on autonomous vehicles appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Data & Anecdotes Abound: More People Are Biking in Arlington

Cultural shifts happen slowly, but when they become apparent, signs are everywhere. Thus was the case when last month the Census Bureau released its 2016 American Community Survey results, and Arlington’s Bicycle Commute Mode Share was revealed to be 2.4%. This represents a three-fold increase in people riding their bikes to work when compared to Read More

Nov. 15, 2017, BikeArlington

Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 provide weekend service that can take you to farmers' markets, parks, restaurants, the mall and more!

Nov. 15, 2017, ART

Mobility Lab Express #122 – Camp, Seattle, Walking, Messaging

Read Mobility Lab Express #122 It's our favorite time of the year because we're getting revved up for TransportationCamp DC 2018. If you don't know about Camp, it's arguably the public-transportation industry's most exciting event of the year and takes place early each January on a Saturday at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. TransportationCamp DC... Read more ;

The post Mobility Lab Express #122 - Camp, Seattle, Walking, Messaging appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 15, 2017, Mobility Lab

Carrying stuff around town no longer means being tied to your car all day

This article is excerpted from LA CoMotion and is part of our coverage of the LA CoMotion conference running from November 15, 19, 2017. Many news cycles are spent talking about autonomous cars, but the truth is, without advancements in other areas such as infrastructure, public transportation, and personal mobility, goods and people cannot be... Read more ;

The post Carrying stuff around town no longer means being tied to your car all day appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 14, 2017, Mobility Lab

Where same-day deliveries fit into traffic management

The jury is still out on just how much the rise in online-shopping deliveries is affecting road traffic. When it comes to delivery and the services available to us online, there’s no denying that demand is growing in the world of online orders. With industry front-runners like Amazon and Google already throwing themselves into offering... Read more ;

The post Where same-day deliveries fit into traffic management appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

Organizations working to improve livability need to stay away from the safety-advertising mafia – Copenhagenize

We have written extensively about the mindless advertising that often may be well intentioned but probably instead does transit, biking, and walking no favors. The Copenhagenize blog goes deep into the story behind why transit advertising so often makes people feel bad or even scared when it comes to making a decision to switch from driving alone. The bottom line... Read more ;

The post Organizations working to improve livability need to stay away from the safety-advertising mafia - Copenhagenize appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 13, 2017, Mobility Lab

Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, November 23, ART will operate Sunday schedules. On Friday, November 24, ART will operate Saturday schedules.

Nov. 13, 2017, ART

What intersections, street signs, car windows, and more will look like with driverless vehicles – New York Times

The New York Times plows on with its excellent look at an autonomous-vehicle future. In one of the scenarios examined, the authors envision how our landscape would change with 100 percent AVs. It includes a chart that maps out a mind-boggling array of things that will either change considerably or cease to exist at all. Some other of the... Read more ;

The post What intersections, street signs, car windows, and more will look like with driverless vehicles - New York Times appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 9, 2017, Mobility Lab

Seattle businesses buy into the vision of a transit-driven economy

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on how a focus on providing transportation options is working in Seattle. Part 1 is here. Because fewer than 30 percent of work commutes are made by people driving alone, Seattle has become a magnet for business. It’s home to the national headquarters for Amazon, Starbucks, and... Read more ;

The post Seattle businesses buy into the vision of a transit-driven economy appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 9, 2017, Mobility Lab

Ride ART. Relax. Repeat.

Tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? Ride the ART bus instead so you can avoid the stress of driving and relax.

Nov. 9, 2017, ART

What do cars mean to us? Past, present, future – New York Times

The New York Times tackles our fine country's sordid affair with the automobile in its upcoming special Tech & Design issue. It seeks to answer what the car has meant and how it might transform. One choice tidbit from the opening article: "As the car transformed the American lifestyle, so did it colonize the American... Read more ;

The post What do cars mean to us? Past, present, future - New York Times appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Nov. 8, 2017, Mobility Lab

The Promise of Complete Streets

When an individual consider a street "walk-friendly," they are more likely to walk. This is one of the findings from a new study that sought to evaluate the success of a Complete Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Complete Street is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists Read More

Nov. 8, 2017, WalkArlington

Ashley Robbins

Ashley Robbins is the Research Director for Mobility Lab. Ashley's passion for all things transit led to shaping her niche in the transportation world. She lives in Alexandria with her rescue dog, Bear, and obsessively posts pictures of her pup and trains on social media. by

Nov. 8, 2017, WalkArlington

Ride ART the Smart Way

The SmarTrip card makes it easy to get around using transit. The rechargeable fare card works on ART, Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. There are several different types of SmarTrip cards to choose from, including the Senior card and the iRide Student card.

Nov. 2, 2017, ART

Holiday Service on November 10 for Veterans Day

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate normal Saturday service on Saturday, November 11.

Nov. 2, 2017, ART

Top 8 Barriers Preventing More People from Walking and Biking in Arlington County

With Arlington County forecasting a population growth of almost 40% by 2045, we love seeing commuting by bike and walking on the rise. However, there are still those with hesitation. To uncover existing perceptions and explore personal barriers about adding walking and biking into daily routines, we partnered with BikeArlington and Mobility Lab to conduct a series of focus Read More

Nov. 1, 2017, WalkArlington

Erin Potter

Erin Potter is the Events and Outreach Coordinator for BikeArlington. She appreciates Arlington’s low-stress street and trail network, which allows her to get places easily by bike. by

Nov. 1, 2017, WalkArlington

Which Barriers are Preventing More People from Walking and Biking in Arlington?

With Arlington County forecasting a population growth of almost 40% by 2045, we love seeing commuting by bike and walking on the rise. But, there are still those with hesitation.  To uncover existing perceptions and explore personal barriers about adding walking and biking into daily routines, we partnered with WalkArlington and Mobility Lab to conduct a series of focus Read More

Nov. 1, 2017, BikeArlington

How to #BEaPAL in Arlington this Halloween

Happy PAL-oween from your friendly neighborhood Arlington PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) Ambassadors! On October 31st, we’ll be out on N. Jackson Street near Virginia Square among trick-or-treaters to help everyone have fun and walk, bike, or drive safely during their night of spooky fun. If you don’t have your own little ghoul to escort, join us Read More

Oct. 27, 2017, WalkArlington

Visit the "Boo-gie" Bus on Saturday!

The "Boo-gie" bus will be at Barrett Elementary School this Saturday for riders, young and old, to checkout an ART bus and learn more about where ART can take you. The bus will be decorated for Halloween and candy will be provided for trick-or-treaters!

Oct. 26, 2017, ART

The ART of Getting Around

New to Arlington or riding the ART bus? Learn about some handy tools to use to help you figure out how to get around Arlington using the bus!

Oct. 25, 2017, ART

How to #BEaPAL this Halloween

Happy PAL-oween from your friendly neighborhood Arlington PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) Ambassadors! On October 31st, we’ll be out on N. Jackson Street near Virginia Square among trick-or-treaters to help everyone walk, bike and drive safely during their night of spooky fun. If you don’t have your own little ghoul to escort, join us and help hand Read More

Oct. 25, 2017, BikeArlington

Exploring the Gender Gap: A Youth Perspective on Women and Cycling

This blog was adapted from a keynote address given by 15-year-old Samara Cathirell on October 7 to the Youth Bike Summit in Arlington. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) reports that just 26% of cyclists in the greater metropolitan area identify as female. But, if you were to look into a spin class, the majority Read More

Oct. 19, 2017, BikeArlington

Samara Cathirell

Samara is a sophomore at HB-Woodlawn Secondary School in Arlington, VA and has been involved with Phoenix Bikes since joining their Earn-A-Bike Club in elementary school. After being part of the youth mechanic program for several years, she was a founding member of Phoenix Bikes’ junior racing team. She currently races for Squadra Coppi. by

Oct. 18, 2017, BikeArlington

ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 22 for Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 22, the ART 43, 45 and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Oct. 18, 2017, ART

ART 43 -- Your Blue Line Alternative During Station Closures this Weekend

The Crystal City and National Airport Metro stations will be closed October 14 and 15 while Metro performs maintenance work on the Blue and Yellow lines. ART 43 is a convenient Blue line alternative for getting between Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Courthouse area.

Oct. 13, 2017, ART

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
96
14th Street Bridge
560
Arlington Mill Trail
204
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
165
CC Connector
153
Clarendon EB bike lane
142
Custis Bon Air Park
642
Custis Rosslyn
1126
Fairfax EB bike lane
96
Joyce St NB
6
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
389
Key Bridge West
212
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
17
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
48
Roosevelt Bridge
432
Rosslyn Bikeometer
283
TR Island Bridge
779
WOD Bon Air Park
256
WOD Bon Air West
342
WOD Columbia Pike
265
WOD East Falls Church
272
Wilson WB bike lane
186

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
392
14th Street Bridge
179
Arlington Mill Trail
428
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
275
CC Connector
329
Custis Bon Air Park
443
Custis Rosslyn
376
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
66
Key Bridge East
1463
Key Bridge West
706
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
80
TR Island Bridge
665
WOD Bon Air Park
613
WOD Bon Air West
583
WOD Columbia Pike
315
WOD East Falls Church
33223

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
8251231
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CommuterPage.com News
New MARC Penn Line schedule Nov. 18

November 8, 2017, MTA

Woman killed after car backs into her in District Heights

Lynh Bui, November 20, 2017, Washington Post

Ground broken on I-66 expansion outside Beltway

Dick Uliano, November 20, 2017, WTOP

Uber signs deal to buy 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo

Peter Holley, November 20, 2017, Washington Post

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