Posts from ACCS & Partner Blogs
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.
- Recent Posts
- Arlington's Car-Free Diet - 'Micaela's One? is Walking'
Micaela tells us one way she reduces car trips. What's Your One? (video)
05/17/2013 Car-Free Diet
- Walk this Way on Inauguration Day
- Why You Should Participate in Bike to Work Day
May is Bike Month throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in the D.C. region specifically, tomorrow is Bike to Work Day. Its a big party day for area cyclists, even those who regularly commute by bike. Last year, more than 12,000 people registered at a number of pit stops throughout the region, where they were treated to [...]
05/16/2013 Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #14
Mobility Lab Express #14 May 15, 2013 (PDF) Mobility Lab's brand new Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator is featured. Our research teams are developing a calculation method to estimate, monetize, and communicate the return on investment from 'transportation demand management' programs.
05/15/2013 Mobility Lab
- Why You Should Participate in Bike to Work Day!
Over 12,000 people have already registered for Bike To Work Day on Friday morning! Here are some great reasons as to why you should participate and switch up your commute! If you're a new rider, there are also some good tips on how to prepare and take advantage of this fun event. We are excited to see lots of bikes out on the streets on Friday!
- Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future
Imagine the following scenario: Your daily commute in Washington D.C. requires taking metro's green line to Gallery Place, then transferring onto a metrobus to your final destination. Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals hockey team is playing at Gallery Place's Verizon Center. The game has just completed, and the street is teaming with Caps fans. Traffic is [...]
05/14/2013 Mobility Lab
- Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITSVA) 19th Annual Conference & Exposition
Mobility Lab Director Tom Fairchild is a panelist at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITSVA) 19th Annual Conference & Exposition. He will speak on Friday (May 17) at 8 a.m. on a panel (PDF) about state-of-the-art information and data technologies for transportation systems. May 16-17, 2013 Richmond Marriott, Richmond For more, please click here.
05/14/2013 Mobility Lab
- Sharing the Road with Art
Baltimores Kinetic Sculpture Race is an engineering challenge, a feat of endurance, and a display of visual kookiness that together make it a signature event of Charm City. But from my vantage points along the 14-mile route, it was also a demonstration of how human-powered vehicles can share the road with motor-powered vehicles. When the [...]
05/13/2013 Mobility Lab
- Author Jeff Speck and 10 Reasons to Go Car-Lite
Jeff Speck has gone from being a city planner and architectural designer to one of the worlds most-acclaimed authors on walkability in a relatively short time. The author of Suburban Nation (with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk) and Walkable City spoke at a recent symposium sponsored by Mobility Lab and the Association of Commuter Transportation. Here are 10 [...]
05/10/2013 Mobility Lab
- Arlington Family Goes on Car-Free Diet
Arlington family of three gives up their car. Follow their journey.
05/10/2013 Car-Free Diet
- Is Your Organization A Workplace Commute Champion?
ATP is excited to announce the start of our new recognition program, Workplace Commute Champions! Employees who have less stressful and easier commutes are typically happier and more productive during the workday - which is a great reason for employers to be proactive in making it easier to get to work! If your organization has implemented transportation programs or is interested in providing more commuter benefits to employees, you could be a Workplace Commute Champion - get started today and register by May 31st!
- Transportation and Health: A Tour of the Future
In the world of total health, transportation and food are part of the health system. These industries combined make up a large chunk of the workforce and produce a large chunk of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. (The GHG numbers need to be interpreted with great care because theres probably overlap between the industries. If you [...]
05/08/2013 Mobility Lab
- Check Out Our Walk at Lunch Highlights Video!
If you were unable to attend Walk @ Lunch on April 24th, watch our new video to see what you missed! It was a great event and we hope to see all of you back next year!
- Walk the Walk, Attend a Meeting
Here is a great opportunity to share your ideas!
- Telehealth:' The Elderly Equivalent to Telework
As our aging relatives live longer and with greater illnesses, we often witness their worlds becoming smaller, with a constant focus on the medical aspects of life. Though more illness requires more attention, we must encourage people as they age to proactively maintain (or re-establish) a proper balance between the medical and non-medical facets of [...]
05/07/2013 Mobility Lab
- April Bike Trail Counts - Hibernation is over!
Winter hibernation for Arlingtonian riders is over, and we've got the data to prove it. Check out the graph to see the sharp spike in bicycle ridership on Arlington trails from March to April!
- Hey Kids! Let's Use Human Power to Get to School
Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day? There’s a feeling of joy and independence —a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. Let's celebrate Bike and Walk to School Day on May 8.
- How Your Company Can Take Advantage of National Bike Month
Did you know that May is National Bike Month? Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, this month long celebration is a great opportunity to get out and ride on two wheels and encourage your friends and coworkers to do so as well! Over the next few weeks, take advantage of National Bike Month and make your organization a bike-friendly workplace for employees. Check out some of these events and programs that are perfect ways to get started!
- Transportation Data Palooza
Mobility Lab will be exhibiting at Transportation Data Palooza, hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation. One of our blog contributors, Shana Retherford Johnson, a senior transportation planner at Foursquare, will be presenting on Acquiring Modal Split and Occupancy Data. The keynote speaker will be Pete Stephanos of the Federal Highway Administration, and closing remarks will [...]
05/03/2013 Mobility Lab
- Sustainable DC Hopes to Build the Most Livable City in the U.S.
To call Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Sustainable DC plan ambitious might be an understatement. Piggybacking on predecessor Adrian Fenty's accomplishments in making the Nations Capital one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S., Gray has gone several steps further with Sustainable DC a 20-year plan to make it the 'healthiest, greenest, most [...]
05/03/2013 Mobility Lab