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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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Carless renters pay 16 percent of rent toward parking – Quartz

This is a jaw-dropping sub-headline in Quartz's article, and one that should serve as a talking point on the reform of parking pricing in America: "If you’re renting a US city apartment without a car, 16% of your rent pays for parking you don’t need." Parking should be thought of as an equity issue, argues... Read more ;

The post Carless renters pay 16 percent of rent toward parking - Quartz appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 24, 2017, Mobility Lab

Waiting for the bus is about to get less bad – WIRED

Overall, research finds real-time transit information makes riders happier and can actually grow ridership, perhaps up to 2 percent. For struggling transit agencies, that can be hundreds of thousands of rides per year⬠no piddling number. But getting that real-time info into Google Maps and where riders can see it is no simple task, particularly for small agencies suffering... Read more ;

The post Waiting for the bus is about to get less bad - WIRED appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 21, 2017, Mobility Lab

Driver speed, texting is the new drunk driving

Streetsblog's Angie Schmitt brings to light a really important issue that we think about every day at Mobility Lab. She notes that Americans spend more time on average every day driving their cars than socializing with other people. And this is likely skewing the ways people think about and care about other people as they... Read more ;

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Jul. 20, 2017, Mobility Lab

Vox/Mobility Lab video: The high cost of free parking

When Steve Jobs pitched Apple’s new California campus - which opened earlier this year - he wanted to turn parking lots into green landscapes. But the city of Cupertino demanded 11,000 parking spots, which put a wrench in that part of Jobs’ vision. Cupertino’s parking requirements are not unique. It’s estimated that, in America, there... Read more ;

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Jul. 19, 2017, Mobility Lab

Biking and shared rides absorb Metro Safetrack spillover – Deloitte

Metro’s usual 700,000 riders per weekday dropped 11 percent this year due partly to Safetrack disruptions. Now Deloitte has dug into the numbers and it's encouraging to find that not everyone who left D.C.'s Metro during its year-long subways fix-it project replaced those trips by driving alone more. A recent report by Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights... Read more ;

The post Biking and shared rides absorb Metro Safetrack spillover - Deloitte appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 19, 2017, Mobility Lab

New podcast aims to change the conversation about public transit – NextCity

An intriguing podcast idea has been underway for a bit in the Twin Cities. Here to There, by local public affairs agency Apparatus along with Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips, is a 10-episode series that looks at different ways people are affected by transportation. Co-host Laura Monn Ginsburg says the show is driven... Read more ;

The post New podcast aims to change the conversation about public transit - NextCity appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 18, 2017, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #114

Read Mobility Lab Express #114 We've got a lot of great stuff happening here in the dog days of summer at Mobility Lab. If you like the Express newsletter, you'll LOVE our relatively new Mobility Lab Daily, with all the TDM news you need to know from around the web. And if you haven't been... Read more ;

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Jul. 18, 2017, Mobility Lab

Seattle companies note job growth requires great transit

Promoting transit is not just a one-off event for Seattle's major employers; it's a core benefit to their employees. In fact, 65 percent of transit boardings in King County are made by someone with an employer-subsidized fare card, signaling just how pervasive this benefit has become. Employers are also investing in on-site amenities for commuters... Read more ;

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Jul. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Survey: Transit information displays help businesses, shoppers at Tysons Corner mall – Redmon Group

Sixty-three percent of respondents reported that information they viewed on the six transit-information displays influenced their decision of when to depart the Tysons Corner Center mall in Northern Virginia, according to a survey by Redmon Group, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and Iteris. The findings suggest real-time traveler information impacts decision-making on when to depart the shopping... Read more ;

The post Survey: Transit information displays help businesses, shoppers at Tysons Corner mall - Redmon Group appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 14, 2017, Mobility Lab

Transit should be uncluttered onboard and in its advertising

Mobility Lab recently published an article on how transit agencies nationwide should pool their resources to do an advertising campaign they can all use. Now, I think marketing is overrated in general, but it has its purpose, and transit could use any boost it can get. That being said, I disagree with Ethan Goffman’s Mobility... Read more ;

The post Transit should be uncluttered onboard and in its advertising appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jul. 14, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

iRide Discount on ART Extended to Elementary School Students

Starting June 25, the student discount fare for Arlington Transit -- ART buses will be extended to Arlington County elementary school students. The discount fare will be $1.00. The easiest way for students to get the discount is by using an iRide SmarTrip card, which automatically gives students the discount fare when they ride ART.

Jun. 16, 2017, ART

ART 55 Schedule Changes Effective June 26

Slight tweaks will be made to the ART 55 weekday schedule to improve on-time performance.

Jun. 7, 2017, ART

Arlington’s PAL Ambassadors Put on a Show

Sometimes asking people to be more predictable, alert, and lawful (or to be a PAL) for safer streets requires you to stand out and make a lot of noise to get their attention, especially if they’re whizzing by in a car or on a bike.  For the Arlington PAL Ambassador May block party, we decided Read More

Jun. 5, 2017, WalkArlington

Rosslyn Walking Food Tour Recap

The Rosslyn Walking Food Tour was created to build community while discovering hidden gems and new hot spots around Rosslyn. Attendees indulged in a signature dish from five local restaurants while meandering Arlington streets in pursuit of neat public spaces, fun facts and new connections! Exploring Rosslyn Can we talk about this past month for Read More

May. 31, 2017, WalkArlington

Discover Arlington

Discover Arlington is a community who connects, engages and inspires the young people of Arlington, VA through hosting events with the incredible local businesses. by

May. 31, 2017, WalkArlington

New ART and STAR Fares Effective June 25

Starting June 25, 2017, the ART adult fare will be $2.00 and the ART discount fare for seniors, students and people with disabilities will be $1.00. STAR Zone 1 fare will be $4.00, Zone 2 fare will be $5.50 and Zone 3 fare will be $9.50. The iRide half-fare program will be extended to elementary school students and personal care attendants will be able to ride ART for free when accompanying a MetroAccess rider.

May. 24, 2017, ART

Holiday Service on May 29 for Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29, ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules in observance of Memorial Day. All other ART routes will not operate.

May. 22, 2017, ART

Weekend Road Closures for Taste of Arlington

May. 18, 2017, ART

ART 41, 42 & 51 Sunday Detour - May 21, 2017

May. 18, 2017, ART

Truck and ART Bus Day at Central Library

Trucks and other cool vehicles will be taking over the parking lot at Central Library on Saturday, May 20 from 9 am - 11 am

May. 8, 2017, ART

Meet a PAL Ambassador: Crash

The PAL Ambassador Program is a community of volunteers to inspire more Predictable, Alert, and Lawful road culture in Arlington County. Bike billboards, pizza nights, and block parties — all on your commute home. BikeArlington launched the PAL campaign 2 years ago with the strong sentiment that no matter who we are or how we choose Read More

May. 3, 2017, WalkArlington

Ashley Blue

Ashley Blue is the PAL Ambassador Program Coordinator. The PAL Ambassador program, an initiative of BikeArlington, WalkArlington and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, is a volunteer-driven movement to make Arlington’s streets safer. She enjoys using her bike to explore and connect to communities around her! by

May. 3, 2017, WalkArlington

Comment on Proposed ART, STAR Fare Increases

On April 22, 2017, the Arlington County Board approved a request to advertise fare increases for Arlington Transit (ART) and Specialized Transportation for Arlington Residents (STAR), the County's transit service for people with disabilities. The public is invited to provide comments on this fare proposal.

Apr. 23, 2017, ART

Temperature Control on Transit Buses – Did You Know?

Keeping the temperature on buses comfortable for everyone on board can be tricky - especially during the spring and fall, when the weather can be hot or cold and often changes quickly.

Apr. 14, 2017, ART

Celebrating Arlington’s Walk Friendly Culture

Last week, over 1,000 participants stepped it up and celebrated Arlington County’s walk-friendly culture! In support of National Public Health Week (April 3-9), WalkArlington, Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), BikeArlington and Arlington County’s Public Health Division (DHS) teamed up with local partners to celebrate the most sustainable form of transportation – walking! As part of the week-long festivities, Read More

Apr. 14, 2017, WalkArlington

Art on ART Bus – Meet the Artist, Thursday April 6

Meet painter Negar Ahkami. 5:45 at the Route 41 Bus Stop at 2100 Clarendon Blvd (near Courthouse Metro), Arlington VA

Apr. 5, 2017, ART

ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K

Apr. 4, 2017, ART

Step It Up and Participate in Arlington’s National Walking Day Festivities

In support of National Public Health Week (April 3-9), WalkArlington, Arlington Transportation Partners and Arlington County's Public Health Division are teaming up with local partners to celebrate the most sustainable form of transportation - walking! As part of the week-long festivities, Arlington County will participate in the 1 Billion Steps Challenge and host four pit Read More

Apr. 3, 2017, WalkArlington

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

Did You Know?

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
622
14th Street Bridge
2271
Arlington Mill Trail
390
Ballston Connector
365
Bluemont Connector
213
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
189
Custis Bon Air Park
1059
Custis Rosslyn
1622
Fairfax EB bike lane
167
Joyce St NB
45
Joyce St SB
41
Key Bridge East
1095
Key Bridge West
761
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
2091
Quincy NB bike lane
106
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
507
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
951
WOD Bon Air West
1472
WOD Columbia Pike
741
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
596
14th Street Bridge
348
Arlington Mill Trail
690
Ballston Connector
319
Bluemont Connector
260
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
656
Custis Rosslyn
388
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
94
Key Bridge East
2373
Key Bridge West
1046
MVT Airport South
298
Roosevelt Bridge
154
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
1190
WOD Bon Air West
1185
WOD Columbia Pike
693
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5247714
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

CommuterPage.com News
One month after the end of SafeTrack, has much changed for Metro?

Andrew Grant, July 24, 2017, Washington Post

DDOT holds training on how to do construction work around bike, ped facilities

Colin Browne, July 24, 2017, WABA

Trump administration appoints two fiscal wonks to Metro board

Faiz Siddiqui, Martine Powers, July 24, 2017, Washington Post

Rosslyn Sector Plan honored with Holzheimer Award

July 24, 2017, Arlington County

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

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