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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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For safe, separated bikeways, look to… 1930s Britain?

Hidden alongside some otherwise unremarkable roadways across the United Kingdom are bicycle highways that today's riders would envy. At CityLab, Feargus O'Sullivan reveals the research currently being conducted into these separate bike highways, all of which were built in the 1930s. As historian Carlton Reid conducted research for a new book, he realized that a... Read more ;

The post For safe, separated bikeways, look to 1930s Britain? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 26, 2017, Mobility Lab

Switching to off-peak deliveries reduced traffic – Science Daily

A study in Stockholm sought to determine how deliveries could be made more efficient - and have a lesser impact on disrupting traffic - if they were made in offpeak hours. Currently, the city restricts nighttime deliveries over noise concerns, so the trucks used in the study operated under noise-reducing conditions. Though it was a... Read more ;

The post Switching to off-peak deliveries reduced traffic - Science Daily appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 26, 2017, Mobility Lab

Better real-time information allows riders to make better transit choices

A report from Conduent, based on surveys from 23 cities in multiple countries, offers some broad insight into why commuters choose certain modes over others. Despite drivers citing the reliability of cars, for example, they also report experiencing the most delays (70 percent of the time). Transit riders, on the other hand, are more open... Read more ;

The post Better real-time information allows riders to make better transit choices appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 25, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

People who work near Seattle’s protected bike lanes ride to work more often

There’s no question about it: comfortable, safe bicycle infrastructure plays a significant role in encouraging people to ride. In Seattle, an analysis from nonprofit Commute Seattle recently demonstrated how that pays off for commuters: the seven employers with the highest rates of bike commuting are all within one block of a protected bike lane. Zooming... Read more ;

The post People who work near Seattle's protected bike lanes ride to work more often appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 23, 2017, Mobility Lab

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

Bike to Work Day 2017 sets new records for the D.C. region

When hundreds of people and their bikes appear bright and early at Rosslyn, Arlington's Gateway Park, it can only mean one thing: Bike to Work Day. The biggest stop by far in Arlington, pictured below, was part of the 85 pit stops offering coffee, T-shirts, and good vibes to bike commuters in the broader D.C.... Read more ;

The post Bike to Work Day 2017 sets new records for the D.C. region appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 19, 2017, Mobility Lab

Boston advocacy group looks to reshape how people see the humble bus

Transit advocacy campaign BostonBRT isn't just looking to add dedicated lanes and true BRT to Boston's streets, it's also looking to reshape how people consider buses. As part of their initiative, the alliance is launching a two-month "Beauty and the Bus" campaign, encouraging riders to capture beautiful bus-related moments they see in their everyday lives. Like... Read more ;

The post Boston advocacy group looks to reshape how people see the humble bus appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 18, 2017, Mobility Lab

Weekend Road Closures for Taste of Arlington

May. 18, 2017, ART

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

May. 18, 2017, ART

San Francisco could ban sidewalk delivery robots – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee is calling to ban delivery robots on the city's sidewalks. But Mobility Lab's Paul Mackie disagrees and thinks that traffic could worsen if steps aren't taken to find space-saving options for the ever-growing number of delivery vehicles. San Francisco startup Marble has a handful of robots delivering hot meals ordered on... Read more ;

The post San Francisco could ban sidewalk delivery robots - San Francisco Chronicle appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access

New study examines how bus and bicycling travel times interact in stressful street networks As cities move forward with ambitious plans to revamp bus services and add dedicated bike infrastructure, which in turn will help draw riders and bicyclists, the level of comfort in nearby streets still play a large role. Streets free of the... Read more ;

The post Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Ridehailing collides with urban wellbeing – San Francisco Chronicle

Ubers and Lyfts appear to be taking over the streets of San Francisco. And city leaders and the public are beginning to grow pretty frustrated with the tech-based taxis. In San Francisco, the traffic tensions are soaring. And nobody is more upset about the arrogance of the ride-hailing companies than Ed Reiskin, director of the... Read more ;

The post Ridehailing collides with urban wellbeing - San Francisco Chronicle appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 17, 2017, Mobility Lab

Storyteller-in-chief: Get on the bus! – Oregon Business

The new head of moovel North America recalls growing up in Arlington, Va., and learning as a kid how to get around comfortably with transit. He offers a touching story of missing his bus stop because he was too busy being fascinated by the wild diversity of people getting on and off the bus. Now... Read more ;

The post Storyteller-in-chief: Get on the bus! - Oregon Business appeared first on Mobility Lab.

May. 16, 2017, Mobility Lab

Charting Arlington’s Growth of Capital Bikeshare

This post will be updated monthly and shares Arlington's Capital Bikeshare data. Click here to download the raw data presented below. Arlington Capital Bikeshare - Stations & Trips by YearCreate line charts byHenry Dunbar

May. 12, 2017, BikeArlington

Bike to Work Day Sneak Peak: Three Reasons Every Arlington Pit Stop is the Best Pit Stop

Biking to work is always pretty fun, and it’s EXTRA fun on Friday, May 19. Because that’s the biggest bike party of the year—Bike to Work Day. All pit stops have free t-shirts (gotta register though!), light breakfast fare, delicious coffee, music and instant-win giveaways. If you’re still on the fence about giving it a Read More

May. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

One Bike to Work Day Can Get You Hooked

We tout the myriad benefits of biking to work all the time. You’d expect that of us. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what Marianna Rouse Johnson (a Health Mentor at Arlington’s InSHAPE program) has to say about her first Bike to work experience last year (adapted from a Facebook post): Read More

May. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

Marianna Johnson

Marianna is a Health Mentor with Arlington' s InSHAPE program, which provides fitness, nutrition, and habit coaching to adults with serious mental illness. by

May. 11, 2017, BikeArlington

Join the Bike Social Scene – Consider a Group Ride

Riding a bike by yourself, wind in your hair, smile on your face is a great thing. And doing it with other people can be downright delightful. If you’re unable to convince any of your friends to join you, perhaps a group ride can fill that void. (And help you get better more bike-y friends.) Read More

May. 10, 2017, BikeArlington

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

Arlington Celebrates Biking in a Big Way for May

It’s May, and thanks to the County Board, its official—May is bike month! We took the time to highlight some of the many ways you can connect with Arlington by bike with a special calendar. Click through to www.bikearlington.com/bikemonth to get more information on each event. And even then, we missed some! See below for Read More

May. 3, 2017, BikeArlington

Riding with the Rolling Tigers

My 6-year-old son is an enthusiastic Cub Scout and an eager cyclist, so it felt fitting that I should volunteer lead the Cub Scouts “Rolling Tigers” adventure.  Tigers are the first-year (and 1st-grade) Cub Scouts and the “Rolling Tigers” adventure, which centers around bicycles, is designed to impart responsibility, confidence building, and rule-following skills to Read More

May. 1, 2017, BikeArlington

Hans Lellelid

Hans Lellelid is a regular bike commuter and father of two little boys who love racing their dad down the street ⬠and who, all too soon, won’t need any head start to win. by

May. 1, 2017, BikeArlington

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

Apr. 26, 2017, BikeArlington

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

Apr. 26, 2017, BikeArlington

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

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
697
14th Street Bridge
2405
Arlington Mill Trail
409
Ballston Connector
328
Bluemont Connector
238
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
199
Custis Bon Air Park
1278
Custis Rosslyn
1744
Fairfax EB bike lane
149
Joyce St NB
32
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1141
Key Bridge West
806
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
2534
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
94
Roosevelt Bridge
538
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1161
WOD Bon Air West
1872
WOD Columbia Pike
809
WOD East Falls Church
1486
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
303
14th Street Bridge
305
Arlington Mill Trail
429
Ballston Connector
239
Bluemont Connector
237
CC Connector
422
Custis Bon Air Park
295
Custis Rosslyn
270
Joyce St NB
48
Joyce St SB
70
Key Bridge East
1569
Key Bridge West
793
MVT Airport South
199
Roosevelt Bridge
62
TR Island Bridge
796
WOD Bon Air Park
327
WOD Bon Air West
328
WOD Columbia Pike
255
WOD East Falls Church
249

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3527970
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CommuterPage.com News
Metrorail weekend service adjustments May 26-29

May 22, 2017, WMATA

"Barnes dance" traffic signal coming to Columbia Heights

Perry Stein, May 26, 2017, Washington Post

Region-wide sales tax for Metro nixed

Max Smith, May 26, 2017, WTOP

Metro changes coming June 25 [video]

Adam Tuss, May 25, 2017, NBC Washington

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