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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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Top Bus Routes to Arlington's Urban Villages

So you want to explore Arlington, but don't want the hassle of looking for parking. Great! We think you should try the bus.

Sep. 2, 2015, ART

Mobility Lab Express #69 – September 1, 2015

UberPool. Lyft Line. Bridj. Sidecar. Carma. Split. Social Bicycles. Vectus. RideAmigos. car2go. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Mobility Lab Express #69 – September 1, 2015

Sep. 1, 2015, Mobility Lab

Transit’s Simple Advantage? You Can Use Smartphones

With public-transit use riding a 58-year high of 10.8 billion trips last year, it only makes sense to ask: why? One theory – now supported by new evidence – is that our smartphones and other mobile devices are encouraging people to choose transit instead of drive. These devices are not only changing the way we []

Sep. 1, 2015, Mobility Lab

Comfort Biking with the New Comfort Map from BikeArlington

Bike comfortably around Arlington County when you use BikeArlington's new Comfort Map!

Aug. 27, 2015, ATP

Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard With Bikeshare

While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new. In just the last few years, many American cities have launched ambitious bikeshare services – with systems in at least 78 major U.S. cities – all aimed at providing a new transportation option. Planners have learned much about []

Aug. 26, 2015, Mobility Lab

First Annual Amazing Commute Race

Ever wondered which mode is the fastest during rush hour? We tried five of them, but just because one is the fastest doesn't make it the BEST option.

Aug. 26, 2015, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 77 (Shirlington – Lyon Park – Courthouse)

Need a bus that connects Shirlington to North Arlington? The ART 77 can get you there!

Aug. 26, 2015, ART

Top Bus Routes to Arlington's Urban Villages

So you want to explore Arlington, but don't want the hassle of looking for parking. Great! We think you should try the bus. Check inside for our Arlington County bus cheat sheet that gets you to all 11 urban villages. Phew!

Aug. 25, 2015, ATP

Mobility Lab Express #68 – August 15, 2015

Even in the doldrums of summer here in Arlington, Virginia, where Mobility Lab is based, there is still cool stuff going on with our Transportation Techies. Just a year-and-a-half old, the quickly expanding group has mostly met in Arlington and next-door Washington D.C., but it recently took its first journey to Baltimore. It's a safe []

Aug. 24, 2015, Mobility Lab

Walking, the Oldest Form of Public Transportation, Goes High Tech

For finding out what’s hot in the world of “people tracking,” Walk Hack Night at Mobility Lab on Thursday was the place to be. Co-sponsored by WalkArlington, the event featured a handful of innovators speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of about 80 members of the Transportation Techies group in rapid-fire presentations on why knowing more []

Aug. 24, 2015, Mobility Lab

Ready to Be a Model?

We're looking for Arlington citizens to help with our upcoming photo shoot on September 19. Details inside.

Aug. 24, 2015, ATP

Did You Know? Parking is Expensive

Curious how property owners, businesses and employees can reduce parking costs? Check out our tips & tricks inside, because parking is expensive!

Aug. 21, 2015, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 77 (Shirlington – Lyon Park – Courthouse)

Need a bus that connects Shirlington to North Arlington? The ART 77 can get you there!

Aug. 20, 2015, ATP

Walk and Don't Look Back

To help you plan your paths in coming weeks, we’ve put together this rundown of 'mark-your-calendar'-worthy, walk-friendly events.

Aug. 20, 2015, WalkArlington

Introducing Submarine and Lindsay

A cargo bike and my sister, respectively. Our adventures may have included a ride to the airport.

Aug. 19, 2015, BikeArlington

iRide Back to School

Want to know how your child can get to school for just .85 cents? This blog is for you.

Aug. 19, 2015, ATP

Uber’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Bigger Than Its Taxi Disruption

Uber has fundamentally changed the taxi industry. But its biggest disruption may be yet to come. The ride-hailing company has invested in autonomous-vehicle research, and its CEO Travis Kalanick (pictured above) has indicated that consumers can expect a driverless Uber fleet by 2030. Uber expects its service to be so inexpensive and ubiquitous as to make []

Aug. 18, 2015, Mobility Lab

Commuter Apps: Using Technology for Transit Options

Know where you're going when you're on the go with a few of our favorite transit apps. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Aug. 17, 2015, ATP

Apps Are Not the Answer

It’s clear that apps, specifically mobile apps, are the most popular creations for civic hackers and are the usual output of countless hackathons nationwide. But at the latest Transportation Techies, held for the first time in Baltimore, Justin Elszasz, an open data analyzer who blogs at The Training Set, said the focus on apps isn’t []

Aug. 14, 2015, Mobility Lab

Presenting 'Arlington Passages' - a new film series

A blog with some behind the scenes details about Arlington Passages, our new film series, from our friends at Modacity.

Aug. 14, 2015, BikeArlington

Collision Puts Messy Road Rules and Design in Spotlight

Road safety is something that should matter to everyone. Some cities are starting to address the issue by Vision Zero or through other measures. But in many cases, such as in relation to the increase in cycling for transport, these issues aren't being addressed. The unimaginable happens daily and it’s not just how we react in the moment, []

Aug. 13, 2015, Mobility Lab

Champion of the Month: Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Vornado properties, The Crystal Squares, Crystal Plazas, Crystal Malls and Crystal Parks have worked hard this summer to implement various programs to encourage sustainable transportation modes, while mitigating the traffic impact int he Crystal City neighborhood. This is why Vornado/Charles E. Smith is our August Champion of the Month.

Aug. 12, 2015, ATP

Rebranding “TDM” Could Fix the Industry’s Communications Struggle

Would a common definition of the term and practice of transportation demand management help the industry find other funding sources, do better lobbying for policies, and gain wider acceptance and popularity? And, as we at Mobility Lab constantly ponder internally, is the user-unfriendly term TDM keeping us from reaching these goals as well? Kirk Hovenkotter, []

Aug. 11, 2015, Mobility Lab

Did You Know? Arlington is a Walk Friendly Community

There are lots of ways to explore Arlington. Try getting around on your own two feet and see why Arlington is designated as a Gold Level Walk Friendly Community.

Aug. 7, 2015, ATP

How Broader Thinking Can Broaden Your Funding Sources

Arlington County, Virginia, with the help of a grant from the Virginia DOT, recently rolled out a cutting-edge multimodal trip planner, CarFreeAtoZ. In 2014, Salt Lake City launched the Hive Pass, a reduced-cost monthly transit pass for all city residents. In order to increase housing affordability, Seattle’s DOT may require new multi-family housing developments to offer “residential transportation options programs” []

Aug. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab

How I Commute To Work...Interrupted

As part of our 'How I Commute' series, it was Business Development Manager, Brendan Casey's, turn to share his story. Soon after I made the request, he was hit in a crosswalk while riding his bike on his commute home.

See what happened and the decision he made about his daily commute.

Aug. 5, 2015, ATP

Urban Village Highlight – Westover

Tired of the same old song and dance in the more well known urban villages? Try out a new spot and visit Westover in North Arlington. Pinky gives us the inside scoop!

Aug. 4, 2015, ATP

It's hot, hot, hot

It's been beastly HOT. Check out our tips for staying safe and cool.

Jul. 30, 2015, WalkArlington

Getting on the Bus: My First Day

Do you remember your first day on public transportation in Arlington? Ayanna Jacobs, Development and Volunteer Relations at Arlington Free Clinic, does and shares her story with ATP.

Jul. 27, 2015, ATP

Did You Know: Transportation Demand Management is What Helps Arlington Thrive

You've heard of ATP, sort of. You think you know what we do, but you want more than an elevator speech. Great, this blog is for you.

Jul. 24, 2015, ATP

Did You Know?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.


Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

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Key Bridge East
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Military NB bike lane
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MVT Airport South
Quincy NB bike lane
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Car-Free Diet at Ballston Mega Market

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day - Arlington County Government Closed

Monday, September 7, 2015

BikeArlington Film Premiere

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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