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- Bikings role in San Franciscos transportation network
Editors note: Mobility Labs technology reporter Andrew Carpenter is spending the summer biking across the continental United States, reporting back on transportation issues he encounters along the way. His series, Transpo(nation): A cross-country tour of how we get around, begins in San Francisco. My first full day in San Francisco, May 12, also happened to... Read more »
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May. 26, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Transportation planners need to use tech to catch up to public demand
Technology from broad improvements like GPS to the autonomous cars still on the horizon is swallowing many of the advances our engineers and planners have made since the invention of the Model T. Its scary, and perhaps a little disheartening, for cities and their transportation agencies. But it also presents a do-or-die opportunity for... Read more »
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May. 25, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation cuts solo driving with employee programs
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is renowned for helping people lead healthy, productive lives. And at its headquarters in Seattle, the foundation encourages its employees to adopt healthy transportation and commuting habits. All full-time commuters at the foundation benefit from an internal transportation program. Established in 2011 by Bree Moore, the foundations transportation and life... Read more »
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May. 23, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Holiday Service on May 30 for Memorial Day
ART will run holiday service on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.
May. 21, 2016, ART
- Mobile ticketing bringing versatility, connections to transit systems
Transit agencies are increasingly viewing the smartphone as a path towards improving the ways people book and use tickets, changes that, in turn, boost ridership and provide more connecting options. In Rice Universitys Urban Edge blog, Leah Binkovitz looks into how advances in mobile ticketing are beginning to create payment flexibility for transit systems, everywhere... Read more »
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May. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Barcelona's 'superblock' plan to return dedicated car space to the public
Barcelona is in the midst of dramatically rethinking its urban fabric to address issues around urban mobility and climate change. Initially laid out in this 2014 Urban Mobility Plan for Barcelona [PDF], the city is now implementing something it calls superilles (or 'superblocks' in English). Heres what it looks like: The idea is to concentrate transit... Read more »
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May. 19, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Transit delay measurements should reflect how waits affect riders
It matters how transit agencies measure their own performance, not only internally but also for their riders. These measurements help agencies form the basic understanding of how reliable their services are and help them identify what needs to be improved. In a post today, transit advocacy and research organization TransitCenter notes how New Yorks MTA could change... Read more »
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May. 17, 2016, Mobility Lab
- After first test, the Hyperloop still has to convince public it's a worthy option
When Mobility Lab and other experts discuss improving transportation connections for people, we often mean within their local areas. A recent test of the Hyperloop, however, suggests we should allocate a bit more time considering how to better connect the entire country. Think about it, the recent travails of the Metro subway in Washington, D.C.,... Read more »
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May. 16, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #86 - SafeTrack and TDM
Following our video explanation of transportation demand management strategies last month, the Washington, D.C., region will soon see such policies brought to the forefront of the transportation discussion. The recently announced SafeTrack Metro repair program will disrupt the commutes of thousands of people, necessitating other options to step up and ease the travel. But as... Read more »
May. 16, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Transit Service on Lee Hwy Meeting June 1
Arlington Transit staff will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, to discuss transit service on Lee Highway. Topics will include ART 55 bus service and draft recommendations for the 10 year Arlington County Transit Development Plan (TDP) that are relevant to the Lee Highway corridor.
May. 16, 2016, ART
- Fragmented bike networks don't take people where they need to go
People are much more likely to ride on streets with bike lanes and other bike-friendly facilities, but these lanes and corridors must actually lead somewhere to be useful and protective. In a post on Seattle Bike Blog, the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways group draws this point in describing the current state of that citys disjointed biking... Read more »
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May. 13, 2016, Mobility Lab
- College Park's mBike brings accessible bikeshare to the region
A new bikesharing system, mBike, recently launched in a partnership between the city of College Park, the University of Maryland, and bikeshare operator Zagster. The mBike program has 125 bikes that serves students, faculty, staff, and residents on the university campus and in the surrounding city. Though its not compatible with Capital Bikeshare, whats particularly... Read more »
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May. 12, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Ever Thought About Bike Commuting? Now's the Time!
If you’ve ever thought about bike commuting, now is the time to do it!
May. 12, 2016, BikeArlington
- Biking to Work: County Board Edition
BikeArlington Program Director, Henry Dunbar connects with County Board Member Katie Cristol to ask her about her new-found love for biking.
May. 5, 2016, BikeArlington
- ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K
Due to detours for the weekly Crystal City 5K Fridays race, there will be service changes to ART 43 and 92 in effect on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Mar. 30, 2016, ART
- Walking the Walk in Shirlington
Edie has been a resident of Shirlington for six years. 'We live in Shirlington because we love to walk. You can see all of my neighbors walking out from the condo building. They live here because they love being able to walk downstairs and enjoy the walking trails. They come for a meal and they stroll home, whether it is with their baby, their dog, their spouse, their friends. It is wonderful.'
Mar. 17, 2016, WalkArlington
- Census Bureau Data: Bicycle Commuting Among Arlington County Residents
National surveys tell us that bike commuting is on the rise, but we know that it’s not increasing at the same rate everywhere. Check out what we've discovered!
Mar. 15, 2016, BikeArlington
- The 2016 ACPD Safe Bicycling Initiative
Mar. 2, 2016, BikeArlington
- Proposed Changes to Arlington Bus Service -- We Want Your Feedback!
Provide your feedback on proposed changes to ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington County. View the proposed recommendations and then take a short survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan and the future of bus service.
Mar. 1, 2016, ART
- Share Your Pedestrian Perspective with Arlington County at Community Snow Forum and via Online Survey
Your input is important in helping guide the County government in improving its future snow-fighting efforts.
Feb. 9, 2016, WalkArlington
- Help Shape the Future of Arlington's Bus Service
Arlington has developed draft recommendations to improve bus service in the County. Tell us how you feel about these improvements -- your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan.
Feb. 4, 2016, ART
- Holiday Service on February 15 for Presidents' Day
ART will run holiday service on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day.
Feb. 4, 2016, ART
- Cold Weather Newbies
Camaraderie, preparation and fun— we ask some new winter riders to share their experiences.
Jan. 27, 2016, BikeArlington
- Snowzilla Aftermath...Walking in Winter
Arlington pedestrians need to get where we're going, regardless of conditions. So, whether you're walking for exercise or to reach your destination, check out our winter weather walking tips before you head out.
Jan. 26, 2016, WalkArlington
- Holiday Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 18
ART will run holiday service on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 8, 2016, ART
- Winter Riding: It's Okay to Skip the Ice and Snow
Even if you skip everyday with a freezing temperature and snow, you can still ride your bike during a lot of the winter.
Curious just how many days in Arlington are plagued by snow and cold? Read on!
Jan. 6, 2016, BikeArlington
- Holiday Service on December 24, 25 & January 1
ART will operate holiday service on December 24, 25 and January 1.
Dec. 17, 2015, ART
- From Nauck Town Square Design to Ballston Station Improvements, Complete Streets to Metro Stations, Opportunities for Giving Input for the Season of Giving
Weigh in on the many transportation and planning discussions occurring in and around Arlington.
Dec. 14, 2015, WalkArlington
- No Time like the Present to Give the Gift of Walking
Find that perfect gift for everyone on your list and do your holiday shopping on foot right here in Arlington with help from WalkArlington.
Nov. 24, 2015, WalkArlington
- Arlington's Wayfinding Sign Project Update
Getting around Arlington by bike is getting easier and easier!
Nov. 23, 2015, BikeArlington