Posts from ACCS & Partner Blogs
Recent blog posts from these Arlington County Commuter Services programs: Arlington's Car-Free Diet, Arlington Transportation Partners, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, and Mobility Lab; and from Arlington Transit - ART.
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- Mobility Lab Express #44 August 15, 2014
I got to explore San Francisco by bicycle over a couple of days during this month's crucially educational Association for Commuter Transportation conference. Mobility Lab Express #44 August 15, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Where to Find Love? Ride Public Transportation TRANSIT TECH: Capital Bikeshare's Regional Approach is a Winning Formula POP CULTURE: Curb Your 
August 19, 2014, 1:53 PM Mobility Lab
- Reducing Your Exposure to Air Pollution
London study shows that bikers are exposed to 5x LESS air pollution as compared to commuters who choose to drive.
August 18, 2014, 3:51 PM ATP
- New Light Rail Line Brings Transportation Choice to Minneapolis-St. Paul
The Green Line is now open, connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul, as well as routing though the University of Minnesota campus. There have been lots of news stories about the opening of the new light rail line, the investment made with federal, state, and local money; the private investments made; and the investments 
August 18, 2014, 1:39 PM Mobility Lab
- A Wiggle, Protected Lanes, and Bikeshare Bring Hope to San Francisco Bicycle Commuting
I got to explore San Francisco by bicycle over a couple of days during this months crucially educational Association for Commuter Transportation conference. Theres no doubt the city is a leader at promoting bike riding. However, even in San Francisco, where dozens of riders pour down the protected bike lanes of Market Street every minute 
August 15, 2014, 10:16 AM Mobility Lab
- 2014 ACT: San Francisco
The ATP team traveled to San Francisco and attended the 2014 ACT Conference.
August 14, 2014, 2:00 PM ATP
- Suburbs The Secret to D.C.'s Soaring Walkability?
Washington D.C. is the most walkable metropolitan area in the U.S., according to a report by George Washington University and Smart Growth America. The District's number-one ranking has surprised some, prompting them to ask how D.C. was able to surpass places such as New York City, which not only contains one of the best subway 
August 14, 2014, 1:55 PM Mobility Lab
- Better Data Collection is Path to Helping People Bike and Walk
There is not yet a nationally accepted standardized method for conducting counts of bicyclists and pedestrians, and the frequency of conducting counts varies among states and cities. There have been numerous efforts to create a more reliable means to measure travel. In 2005, Barnes and Krizek developed a formula for determining total bicycling trips by multiplying the 
August 13, 2014, 10:07 AM Mobility Lab
- Uber & Lyft granted temporary approval to operate in VA
Uber and Lyft allowed to operate in Virginia, while also launching new ridesharing services.
August 12, 2014, 10:59 AM ATP
- Why Streetcars Aren't a Waste of Money
This article was originally published at Architect This City. Last weekend a friend of mine sent me an article from The Economist talking about why trams, streetcars, and light rail are a waste of money. The argument is basically that steetcars are expensive, less efficient, and that despite North Americas renewed interest in them 
August 12, 2014, 10:52 AM Mobility Lab
- CaBi Hack Night 2 Brings Out Nerds Who Love Bikesharing
Transit data reveals patterns about our community, but no other system in the Washington D.C. region (or perhaps in the nation) makes it as easy for people to access the raw data and crunch the numbers on their own as Capital Bikeshare. Ever since CaBi started releasing trip-history data, professional analysts and hobbyists alike have 
August 11, 2014, 2:04 PM Mobility Lab
- Curb Your (Transit) Enthusiasm: How to Make Metro a Fun Adventure
Occasionally youll see an article in DCist or the Washington Post about a Metro aficionado who visits every station or spends his vacation taking selfies at each of the different station pylons throughout the system. On Monday, August 11, my roommate, Joey, and I will begin our Metro Scavenger Hunt journey, live tweeting and blogging 
August 8, 2014, 10:38 AM Mobility Lab
- Capital Bikeshare's Regional Approach is a Winning Formula
People who ride the Washington D.C. regions Capital Bikeshare system tend to ignore geopolitical boundaries. And that can be advantageous to the jurisdictions that feature the bikesharing program. CaBi, as its popularly known, was begun as a joint venture between the District and Arlington, Virginia, back in 2010. Two years later, Alexandria, Virginia joined the 
August 6, 2014, 12:58 PM Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #43 August 1, 2014
All the rage this week in Washington D.C. is the opening of Metrorail's Silver Line, with the introduction of five new stations in the Virginia portion of the system. Mobility Lab Express #43 August 1, 2014 Also in this issue: TRAVEL/TOURISM: 5 Ways DC's Metro Beats NY's Subway TRANSIT TECH: Hitchhiking Goes High Tech: 
August 5, 2014, 4:46 PM Mobility Lab
- Adventure Awaits at the Arlington County Fair
The theme of this year's Arlington County Fair is 'Urban Adventure,' and we suggest you start your adventure on the Fairgrounds! The 2014 Fair open at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center on Wednesday, August 6 and runs through Sunday, August 10.
August 4, 2014, 10:40 AM WalkArlington
- How to Get to the Arlington County Fair 2014
The Arlington County Fair, one of the largest free events on the East Coast has been a tradition for more than 35 years. Over 50,000 people will come to the Fair this year, which runs from August 6 through August 10, to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets, and more.
Parking is prohibited, making shuttle buses, bicycling and ART the most convenient ways to travel to the Fair. This video shows you how. It's always better to know before you go! (video)
July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM Car-Free Diet
- A-SPAN Pledges to Make a Difference in Courthouse
A-SPAN, a bronze level Champion, shows their commitment to the Courthouse community by adopting an ART bus stop.
July 30, 2014, 9:22 AM ATP
- Meet ATPs Newest Team Members!
We are excited to introduce two new members of the ATP team!
July 23, 2014, 11:18 AM ATP
- Your Way or the Right of Way
It’s the start of summer, the days are nice and long, and there’s plenty of time for walking and for pondering the big questions—Why Do Pedestrians Have to Stay to the Right on Trails?
July 14, 2014, 9:45 AM WalkArlington
- ATP Champions Summer Update
Summer is officially in full swing, and we can definitely tell by all the out of office vacation replies! With our own office being pretty quiet this past month, it’s been awhile since we posted about our Champions recognition program. Now that we’re about three and a half months into the program, we wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going!
July 9, 2014, 10:44 AM ATP
- Describe your first bike in one word.
A little celebration of biking and the 4th of July
July 3, 2014, 2:00 PM BikeArlington