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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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What is Needed to Educate Next Generation of Transportation Experts?

Laurie Schintler (pictured, with Mobility Lab's Tom Fairchild) of George Mason University's unique transportation-planning master's program is the guest at April 23′s Mobility Lab Lunch At the Lab. Photos by M.V. Jantzen [View the story 'What is Needed to Educate Next Generation of Transportation Experts?' on Storify]

April 23, 2014, 2:51 PM Mobility Lab

Where Will You Walk Next Wednesday?

National Walk at Lunch Day is only a week away! Now is a good time to start planning your walking route, whether it’s just a couple blocks around the office or walking a mile to one of our pit stops and back. Two Arlington organizations have found creative ways to incorporate DC scenery and parkland into their walking routes, making lunchtime exercise enjoyable and picturesque!

April 23, 2014, 9:19 AM ATP

Modeling Bikesharing in Aspen, Colorado

Bikesharing has its roots in big cities like Paris, London, and Montreal, but the real sign of success is when it takes hold in smaller towns. Aspen, Colorado, is the first mountain town to offer bikesharing, with We-Cycle. Last summer, it opened with 13 stations. Coloradans have already seen bikesharing in Denver and Boulder. To []

April 22, 2014, 8:00 AM Mobility Lab

Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Earth Day (celebrated nationally today) began in 1970 in response to a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, and was the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Today, the oil and automobile industries continue to remain lightning rods for environmentalists. Here are some Earth Day events you can access via Metrorail, Capital Bikeshare, and or bus.

April 22, 2014, 7:57 AM Mobility Lab

Atlanta Revisits its Streetcar 'Routes' to Help Revitalize City

The Atlanta Streetcar, scheduled to open this year, is part of the larger Connect Atlanta plan, which is intended to increase transportation options, promote sustainable development and create a better urban environment.

April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM Mobility Lab

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

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

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

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

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