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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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Redefining Uber: Why the Term Rideshare Doesn't Fit

Uber and its ilk are cool and disruptive technologies, and our position at Mobility Lab is that additional transportation choices are always a good thing for consumers. But Uber's habit of calling itself a 'rideshare company' is getting out of hand. Neither Uber, Sidecar, nor Lyft fit any of the criteria of a rideshare, yet []

April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM Mobility Lab

Champions Tip of the Week: Density Maps

If you are considering signing up for ATP's Champions program, but are unsure how to start, here is another tip! Partnering with ATP to create a zip code density map is an easy Bronze Level activity that will offer huge insights into current travel patterns of your populations.

April 17, 2014, 9:19 AM ATP

Bike To Work Day 2014 – How to Get to Arlington B2WD Pit Stops

This video shows you how easy it is to get to the six Bike To Work Day pit stops in Arlington. It's always better to know before you go! (video)

April 17, 2014, 12:00 AM BikeArlington

Capital Bikeshare is the Netflix of Transportation

The beauty of Capital Bikeshare lies not in how different or new the concept is but rather in how incredibly useful and easy it is to use. It seems likely that Steve Jobs, arguably the king of innovators, would have approved of Capital Bikeshare’s ability to become a break-out hit that consumers didn’t even know they wanted it in the first place.

April 16, 2014, 3:38 PM Mobility Lab

The Technology Behind a New Kind of Travel Planning

The Arlington Transit Tech Initiative provides an exciting opportunity to rethink individual commute options and travel planning in general. Most existing travel-planning applications are well-suited for providing detailed, step-by-step directions for a particular trip at a particular time – for instance, how to travel from your home to your office on transit, leaving at 8:30 []

April 16, 2014, 2:34 PM Mobility Lab

Seven Reasons to Let Your Child Walk or Bike to School

May 7 is Walk and Bike to School Day 2014 in Arlington, Virginia (and Bike to School Day nationally), but once a year isn't the only time students can participate in these activities. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program designed to encourage walking and biking to school on a more regular basis, by providing public schools []

April 15, 2014, 3:33 PM Mobility Lab

Arlington County Building High-Tech Commute-Planning Software

Does the world need another commute planning app? It may surprise you to know that we think the answer is a resounding “yes.” The Arlington Transit Tech Initiative is creating commute-planning software to provide personalized information for travelers making trips throughout the Washington D.C. region. We're developing this as an open-source project, with the code []

April 15, 2014, 1:14 PM Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #36 – April 15, 2014

As an avid iPhone user, I have bought into the sense that Apple could literally peer into the future and deliver me technology that I never realized I would so desperately need. However, Apple's decision to build a mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino, California - miles from public transportation and adequate housing - amounts to a corporate []

April 15, 2014, 12:39 PM Mobility Lab

Bike To Work Day 2014 – How to Get to Arlington B2WD Pit Stops

This video shows you how easy it is to get to the six Bike To Work Day pit stops in Arlington. It's always better to know before you go! (video)

April 15, 2014, 12:15 PM Car-Free Diet

Hello, Arlington!

Get to know Erin Potter, our new Events & Outreach Coordinator by reading this post!

April 15, 2014, 11:00 AM BikeArlington

VDOT Displays Positive Shift in Thinking About Urbanism

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginning to think about urbanism as an asset rather than a threat. This was apparent last week when the agency held a conference on the campus of John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia on the relationship between transportation and land use, indicating a positive shift in thinking how []

April 14, 2014, 11:23 AM Mobility Lab

Champions 2014 Is Off To A Great Start!

It’s only been a couple weeks since we officially started Champions, ATP’s yearlong recognition initiative, however, we already have 19 companies and residential properties that have joined the program!

April 10, 2014, 12:06 PM ATP

Say What? How Cars and Bikes Can Share Parking Spaces

In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box to make room for everyone. When it comes to a bicycle-friendly city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, cars aren’t the only modes of transportation that need to be parked. You need to allot parking spaces for bikes as well. []

April 9, 2014, 1:24 PM Mobility Lab

Take A Walking Lunch!

National Walk @ Lunch Day is the start of your new daily walking routine, helping you to improve your health step by step.

April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM WalkArlington

Apple Transportation Program Stuck in Past

(This article was originally published by METRO Magazine.) As an avid iPhone user, I have bought into the sense that Apple could literally peer into the future and deliver me technology that I never realized I would so desperately need. For years, Steve Jobs and company seem to have been our reliable guides to a []

April 9, 2014, 10:37 AM Mobility Lab

Film Looks at Capital Bikeshare From Contemporary-Art Perspective

I was hearing some buzz around the Mobility Lab offices – where we share space with groups like Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and goDCgo – about this 25-minute documentary premiering at last month’s Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. So I got ahold of Rebalancing filmmaker Tim Cone through the festival’s organizers to ask him some []

April 8, 2014, 1:13 PM Mobility Lab

Champions Tip of the Week: ART Adopt-a-Stop

Adopting an Arlington Transit (ART) bus stop is probably one of the easiest things a company or property can do - the application is easier than adopting from a pet shelter, the bus stop doesn’t need regular feedings, and you never need to worry about leaving your bus stop alone for the weekend. You do need to do some regular maintenance, but by making it a fun group outing, it can turn into a treat!

April 8, 2014, 10:28 AM ATP

Bus Stops at Rosslyn Metro Temporarily Relocated April 4 - 6

Due to construction, bus stops along N. Moore St., in front of the Rosslyn Metro station, will be temporarily relocated Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6. The relocation will be nightly from 8:00 pm - 6:00 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

April 3, 2014, 5:00 PM ART

April is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress affects us both mentally and physically and can have serious long-term impacts if not addressed. This month, stay stress-free and celebrate Stress Awareness Month by trying these strategies to improve your commute and overall workday!

April 3, 2014, 9:06 AM ATP

The Battle for Residents: How Multi-Family Properties Can Stand Out

For developers and property managers in Arlington, there is strong competition for tenants as more multi-family housing is built, but there are some simple ways for new properties as well as non-site plan buildings to attract and retain residents. Check out these transportation-related strategies that can have an immediate and positive impact on your property and tenants.

April 1, 2014, 1:58 PM ATP