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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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WMATA finds that biking, walking improvements near Metro stations pay off

Metrorail is the backbone of the D.C. region’s transportation system, but that doesn’t mean each station exists in a vacuum. For many people, walking and biking from their station to their ultimate destination is a key part of the Metro experience, whether we consciously recognize it or not. That’s a driving idea behind WMATA’s Metrorail... Read more ;

The post WMATA finds that biking, walking improvements near Metro stations pay off appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 29, 2016, Mobility Lab

Active Events for October 2016

Upcoming events in Arlington County that promote sustainable and active transportation. Lots of great chances to try walking, biking or other modes while having fun!

Sep. 29, 2016, WalkArlington

Walk, Bike and Roll to School on October 5

Walk and Bike to School Day is coming up on October 5. Keep reading to discover 6 great reasons to participate this year, even if you don't have kids!

Sep. 28, 2016, WalkArlington

Walk, Bike and Roll to School on October 5

There are a bunch of reasons to participate-- what's yours?

Sep. 28, 2016, BikeArlington

What biking across the country taught me about America’s transportation challenges

Biking across the United States can teach one a lot about the different ways people get around it. It’s a huge place - an obvious concept that is difficult to really grasp until you’re using your legs to cross it, sometimes going a hundred miles without seeing another person. This size, with the geographical and... Read more ;

The post What biking across the country taught me about America’s transportation challenges appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 27, 2016, Mobility Lab

In LA, Rams’ return creates parking demand “laboratory”

Last week, the Los Angeles Rams played their first home game since returning to Southern California. And while it took place in their temporary home, the LA Memorial Coliseum - a historic stadium that has twice hosted the Olympics and currently hosts USC football games - the arrival of the NFL created a unique transportation-demand situation,... Read more ;

The post In LA, Rams’ return creates parking demand “laboratory” appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 23, 2016, Mobility Lab

How are people in the DC region getting to work in 2016?

Initial findings from the Transportation Planning Board’s 2016 State of the Commute analysis Teleworking is up, driving alone is down, and commuters are, on average, traveling farther and longer. Today, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments released the preliminary analysis of its 2016 State of the Commute survey. The regional, triennial report presents a snapshot... Read more ;

The post How are people in the DC region getting to work in 2016? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab

Top 3 Ways to Go Team Bike for Car-Free Day

Car Free Day is THIS Thursday, September 22! Want to Join Team Bike, but not crazy about biking to work? Try these ideas instead.

Sep. 21, 2016, BikeArlington

After 60 years, chances to overcome the interstate system’s legacy

Editor’s note: This is one of the final parts of our Transpo(nation) series, in which Andrew Carpenter bicycled across the U.S. – from San Francisco back to Washington, D.C. – to report on transportation options. A series about transportation across the United States would be remiss to gloss over the country’s highway system. Rather than... Read more ;

The post After 60 years, chances to overcome the interstate system’s legacy appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab

Park(ing) Day: The annual glimpse into livelier streets

Since the first pop-up parklet conversion in 2005, the third Friday in September has become an international holiday celebrating a vision for streets beyond the car default. Today, five parklets appeared in the streets of North Arlington, while more than 30 can be found across the river in the District, with more still in Montgomery County... Read more ;

The post Park(ing) Day: The annual glimpse into livelier streets appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 16, 2016, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #94 – Safer by transit

In the last Express, we remarked upon the U.S. Department of Transportation's release of 2015 traffic fatality data, which showed a 7.2 percent increase in driving deaths over 2014. Now, with good timing, APTA's new report on transit and traffic safety cites the key role of public transportation and transportation demand management as ways to... Read more ;

The post Mobility Lab Express #94 - Safer by transit appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

“Trail towns” embracing economic benefits of long-distance biking routes

Editor’s note: This is one of the final parts of our Transpo(nation) series, in which Andrew Carpenter bicycled across the U.S. – from San Francisco back to Washington D.C. – to report on transportation options. The home stretch of my trip through Pennsylvania and Maryland followed the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal... Read more ;

The post "Trail towns" embracing economic benefits of long-distance biking routes appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 14, 2016, Mobility Lab

From routes to reality: Improving biking data with better context

Adding context to existing datasets can play a significant role in improving the bicycling experience. That was the takeaway from the most recent Mobility Lab-sponsored Transportation Techies’ Bike Hack Night VI. Programmers and advocates presented and listened to a handful of bike-themed show-and-tells under the impending threat of rain at REI’s space at Wunder Garten,... Read more ;

The post From routes to reality: Improving biking data with better context appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 12, 2016, Mobility Lab

WABA designing a regional bike lane map to inform a more equitable network

Across Washington, D.C., and its bordering counties in Virginia and Maryland, the data on bike facilities and who has access to them can be awkward to piece together. The region is blessed with scores of miles of bike lanes and trails, up from very few in 2000. But when D.C., for example, says it has “75 miles of bike... Read more ;

The post WABA designing a regional bike lane map to inform a more equitable network appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Sep. 9, 2016, Mobility Lab

New ART 92 Schedule with More Frequent Service Starts September 19

A new ART 92 schedule will go into effect on Monday, September 19. The new schedule includes service every 15 minutes during rush hours.

Sep. 9, 2016, ART

Help Stuff an ART Bus Full of Food!

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Arlington Transit are challenging the community to "stuff" an ART bus full of non-perishable food items. Stuff-a-Bus events will take place on September 17 and 18 at the Giant Food Stores at Lyon Village and Virginia Square in Arlington. All of the food collected will be donated to the AFAC who will distribute it to the more than 2,200 families a week that rely on AFAC for free supplemental groceries.

Sep. 7, 2016, ART

5 Tips to Start Biking This Week

We've all been there - wanting to hop on our bike, but just feel like there are too many barriers to biking to work or biking around Arlington in general.

Sep. 7, 2016, BikeArlington

Carsharing FAQs

Carsharing has become a popular travel option in the DC region, providing convenience and flexibility to those living and working in transit oriented areas such as Arlington and DC. However, just like riding the bus or Capital Bikeshare, there can be some confusion and hesitation on trying it out for the first time. Get started Read More

Aug. 15, 2016, ATP

Conference Rewind: ACT 2016

I was in the beautiful City of Roses, Portland, Oregon last week for the Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) International Conference*. I had scouted Portland out as a place to relocate a few years after graduating college but the move was not to be and I hadn’t been back since. However, Portland being “out of Read More

Aug. 11, 2016, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 92 (Crystal City – Long Bridge Park/Boeing)

Get connected to the VRE train station and swing by the Commuter Store for transit information. Don't miss out on visiting Long Bridge Park and enjoy the outdoors.

Aug. 11, 2016, ART

ART Bus Series: ART 92 (Crystal City – Long Bridge Park/Boeing)

This post is part of a series highlighting the ART bus routes throughout Arlington County and how both residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the ART bus system. Check out the other ART routes in this series here. ART 92 The ART 92 connects Crystal City and its namesake Metro Station, the VRE train Read More

Aug. 10, 2016, ATP

New ART 54 Route to Connect Dominion Hills & Madison Manor with East Falls Church Metro

On Monday, August 22, a new Arlington Transit - ART bus route, ART 54, will start service. ART 54 will connect the Dominion Hills, Madison Manor and Highland/Overlee Knolls neighborhoods with the East Falls Church Metrorail Station. Service will operate every 24 minutes on weekdays during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Aug. 10, 2016, ART

Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars

In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives.

Aug. 8, 2016, ART

ART Bus Series: ART 84 (Douglas Park - Nauck - Pentagon City)

Be prepared for your commute and take the ART 84 on weekdays. On the way, stop by some historic neighborhoods and community areas.

Aug. 4, 2016, ART

ART Bus Series: ART 84 (Douglas Park – Nauck – Pentagon City)

This post is part of a series highlighting the ART bus routes throughout Arlington County and how both residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the ART bus system. Check out the other ART routes in this series here. ART 84 The ART 84 connects Douglas Park and Nauck with Pentagon City, where residents and Read More

Aug. 4, 2016, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 74 (Arlington Village – Arlington View – Pentagon City)

Columbia Pike commuters can take advantage of the ART 74 and get connected to the Pentagon City Metro Station.

Aug. 2, 2016, ART

7 Tips to Travel DC like a Local

I recently traveled to The 6 (that’s Toronto for all you non-Drake fans) and as I stepped off the plane, ready to start my weekend away, I started to get a little nervous. The next leg of my journey involved a lot of public transportation and transfers. Correction, it involved an entirely new public transportation Read More

Aug. 2, 2016, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 74 (Arlington Village – Arlington View – Pentagon City)

This post is part of a series highlighting the ART bus routes throughout Arlington County and how both residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the ART bus system. Check out the other ART routes in this series here. ART 74 The ART 74 connects Columbia Pike, the Walter Reed Community Center and Pentagon City Read More

Aug. 1, 2016, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 61 (Rosslyn – Courthouse Metro Shuttle)

The ART 61 connects commuters to Metro stations and is a convenient step towards your final destination. Check out the highlights on the way.

Aug. 1, 2016, ART

Upcoming Events for August 2016 | ATP Connect

Share this blog or download a print friendly flyer to share with your tenants and residents. Download flyer ROCK AT THE ROW - STARTING AUGUST 4 Every Thursday in August, guests can enjoy live music and outdoor entertainment at Pentagon Row’s Rock at the Row Summer Concert Series. Pentagon Row’s VIP lounge area will Read More

Aug. 1, 2016, ATP

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
172
14th Street Bridge
595
Arlington Mill Trail
145
Ballston Connector
62
Bluemont Connector
60
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
49
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
414
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Joyce St NB
9
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
401
Key Bridge West
268
Military NB bike lane
7
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
434
Quincy NB bike lane
20
Quincy SB bike lane
24
Roosevelt Bridge
157
Rosslyn Bikeometer
378
TR Island Bridge
307
WOD Bon Air Park
107
WOD Bon Air West
205
WOD Columbia Pike
91
WOD East Falls Church
154
Wilson WB bike lane
90

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
525
14th Street Bridge
230
Arlington Mill Trail
392
Ballston Connector
323
Bluemont Connector
239
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
271
Custis Rosslyn
347
Joyce St NB
160
Joyce St SB
63
Key Bridge East
1558
Key Bridge West
1025
MVT Airport South
268
Roosevelt Bridge
80
TR Island Bridge
975
WOD Bon Air Park
367
WOD Bon Air West
407
WOD Columbia Pike
196
WOD East Falls Church
334

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8142372
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

Upcoming Events
Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016

6th Annual Arlington Fun Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Walk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Car-Free Diet at Westover Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Events Calendar