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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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Finding traffic and car ownership solutions through ride- and car-sharing

While the D.C. region benefits from a diverse set of transportation options, there are unique situations where cars become necessary for those who don’t normally need them. With the rise of the sharing economy, there are now ways for residents to find more efficient ways to take the occasional trip by car. At the August... Read more ;

The post Finding traffic and car ownership solutions through ride- and car-sharing appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 24, 2016, Mobility Lab

Car-centric data encourages car-centric transportation planning

We often discuss the role of data in the transportation industry, especially how advocates are using it and new technologies to improve non-drive-alone transportation options. But Joe Cortwright, over at City Observatory, recently made a key point about data: the vast majority of new technology-driven transportation data is focused on making it easier to drive. The movement towards the development... Read more ;

The post Car-centric data encourages car-centric transportation planning appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab

Last chance to comment: Proposed USDOT rules would likely harm communities

If you value communities that are enhanced by transit, bikeability, walkability, and ridesharing, you should know that the proposed rules on Performance Measures for the National Highway System, the Interstate Highway System, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program will undercut policy and funding that support these modes of travel and programs that support... Read more ;

The post Last chance to comment: Proposed USDOT rules would likely harm communities appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 19, 2016, Mobility Lab

Experiencing the national parks all too often means taking a car

Editor’s note: This is part five of our summer Transpo(nation) series, as Andrew Carpenter bicycles across the U.S. to report on transportation options. A road trip across the United States - using any mode - does not feel complete without a visit to one of the national parks. Naturally, I over-committed in my planning, telling... Read more ;

The post Experiencing the national parks all too often means taking a car appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 18, 2016, Mobility Lab

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

Recording biking comfort: Portland stress data, Biketown, and more

This is part two of our coverage of Transportation Techies: Portland edition. Read part one here. Portland, Ore., is known nationally as one of the country's biking capitals, with more than 188 miles of bike lanes and one of the highest rates of bike commuting in the country. But even given its bikeway networks, “crossbikes,” and other... Read more ;

The post Recording biking comfort: Portland stress data, Biketown, and more appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #92 – Tour de Bike Infrastructure

We've returned from the Association for Commuter Transportation annual conference, fresh with inspiring stories of agencies and employers working across the U.S. to encourage more people to take transit, bike, walk, and carpool to work. Catch our first two write-ups below, and see Arlington Transportation Partners program director's Wendy Duren's blog post here for a... Read more ;

The post Mobility Lab Express #92 - Tour de Bike Infrastructure appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

Portland’s open data leadership pays off with better transit information

Portland, known for its array of public transportation options, also has a special history with open transit data. The region’s TriMet agency, which runs Portland’s buses and MAX light rail, played an instrumental role in working with Google to develop and spread the General Transit Specification Feed transit data format 10 years ago. As Matthew Roth wrote on... Read more ;

The post Portland's open data leadership pays off with better transit information appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 12, 2016, Mobility Lab

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

Improving safe routes to school through champions for open data

The following post is based on a presentation to a Safe Routes to School National Partnership webinar, "Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking." The accompanying slides and the webinar recording can be found here. In the United States, cities build all kinds of new infrastructure when it’s time to host... Read more ;

The post Improving safe routes to school through champions for open data appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 10, 2016, Mobility Lab

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

Three weeks in, Portland’s Biketown bikeshare proving popular and easy to use

The brand-new Biketown system in Portland, Ore., is already taking off, and a tour of its offerings shows a unique system that improves the transportation options of locals and visitors alike. It's great for transportation geeks because it automatically provides detailed data about one’s rides. It's great for those who want to sightsee because stations are... Read more ;

The post Three weeks in, Portland's Biketown bikeshare proving popular and easy to use appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab

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

BikeArlington leads transportation engineers on tour of bike infrastructure

Biking comfort conditions can often be a difficult concept to communicate through mere descriptions and photographs. A bike lane protected with posts and parking can feel vastly different than a simple street with sharrows, even though they both count as bicycling infrastructure. To help relate this to those charged with creating that infrastructure, BikeArlington recently... Read more ;

The post BikeArlington leads transportation engineers on tour of bike infrastructure appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Aug. 3, 2016, Mobility Lab

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

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

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 61 The ART 61 is an easy loop through the residential neighborhoods north and south Read More

Jul. 29, 2016, ATP

SafeTrack Surges 6 and 7 Means Delays for Red Line Commuters

Heads up for Red Line commuters! The next two surges will affect the Red Line, with continuous single tracking and reduced service through August 18. See details below for more information. Surge 6: August 1-7 Single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring Red Line trains will run between Shady Grove and NoMa-Gallaudet every 6 minutes during Read More

Jul. 28, 2016, ATP

10 Tips for Active Commuting

We have all heard and read about the benefits of exercise to your physical and mental health. However, the challenge for most of us is how to squeeze exercise into our busy schedule. What if you could combine exercise and your daily commute to work together? Maybe walking or biking all the way isn’t practical, Read More

Jul. 28, 2016, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 52 (Ballston – Virginia Hospital Center – East Falls Church)

The ART 52 is a great route that connects between several schools and stops at Virginia Hospital Center. With access to several Metro Stations and Tuckahoe Park, the ride is convenient for all riders.

Jul. 27, 2016, ART

ART Bus Series: ART 41 (Columbia Pike – Ballston – Courthouse)

Cover a lot of ground by hopping on the ART 41 bus, with multiple stops at or near Metro stations.

Jul. 27, 2016, ART

Mystery Riders Needed to Evaluate ART Bus Service

Arlington Transit is looking for volunteers to be "mystery riders" on ART buses. Mystery riders are like secret shoppers. They ride the ART buses just like regular bus riders and report back to Arlington Transit about their experience. Mystery riders are needed to highlight positive riding experiences as well as issues that need improvement.

Jul. 26, 2016, ART

Let ART 77 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 77 runs between Shirlington and Courthouse with service running every 30 minutes Monday thru Saturday. The route does not have Sunday service. On Saturdays, service starts at 7 am and runs until 11:54 pm.

Jul. 20, 2016, ART

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Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
311
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
499
Ballston Connector
403
Bluemont Connector
324
CC Connector
1108
Clarendon EB bike lane
248
Custis Bon Air Park
1483
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
207
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
36
Key Bridge East
1369
Key Bridge West
853
Military NB bike lane
58
Military SB bike lane
56
MVT Airport South
3025
Quincy NB bike lane
136
Quincy SB bike lane
107
Roosevelt Bridge
616
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1882
TR Island Bridge
1813
WOD Bon Air Park
1297
WOD Bon Air West
1989
WOD Columbia Pike
1082
WOD East Falls Church
1456
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
573
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
710
Ballston Connector
562
Bluemont Connector
451
CC Connector
754
Custis Bon Air Park
686
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
55
Joyce St SB
100
Key Bridge East
3112
Key Bridge West
1195
MVT Airport South
343
Roosevelt Bridge
155
TR Island Bridge
1051
WOD Bon Air Park
1002
WOD Bon Air West
1048
WOD Columbia Pike
808
WOD East Falls Church
500

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6771301
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments August 26-28

August 24, 2016, WMATA

3 things to know about Metro track work: Aug. 22-28

Max Smith, August 21, 2016, WTOP

The tortured transit of bus routes

Linda Poon, August 24, 2016, Citylab

Woman attacked on W&OD Trail in Sterling

Tom Roussey, August 24, 2016, WJLA

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
SafeTrack Surge 8 Begins

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wags-n-Whiskers

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Labor Day - Arlington County Government Closed

Monday, September 5, 2016

Rosslyn Jazz Fest

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Events Calendar