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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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Big investments in Colorado’s walking, biking could pay for themselves

The potential benefits of walking and biking in Colorado are immense, according to a new study prepared for the state Office of Economic Development and Trade [PDF]. BBC Research and Consulting found that the statewide economic benefits of walking and biking total $1.6 billion annually. The health impact is worth $3.2 billion annually. But despite... Read more ;

The post Big investments in Colorado’s walking, biking could pay for themselves appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 9, 2016, Mobility Lab

Rethinking the swamp: Transportation convergence in the capital region

This post, written by Eno President and CEO Rob Puentes and Senior Policy Analyst Rob Turner, originally appeared on Eno Transportation Weekly,  This year, Washington, D.C.’s image took a political hit in the national debate as a “swamp that needs draining.” For years it has also famously suffered from bleak news surrounding its transportation network.... Read more ;

The post Rethinking the swamp: Transportation convergence in the capital region appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 9, 2016, Mobility Lab

How new technologies might complement Arlington’s transportation options

Communities around the United States have begun to embrace non-driving transportation options as a key factor in standards of living. But with such rapid changes in technology, it can be difficult to predict how cities will adapt and what they will look like in the coming years. Emerging options like autonomous vehicles and smartphone innovations,... Read more ;

The post How new technologies might complement Arlington's transportation options appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab

Traveling coast-to-coast on public transportation

William Freedman recently traveled from coast to coast using only public transportation in an effort to show the population the power of mass transit. What did he learn about the public transportation industry? Freedman: Some findings include: Chihuahua, Mexico has better transit than West Texas! Mexican buses are comparable to U.S. discount airlines – they... Read more ;

The post Traveling coast-to-coast on public transportation appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab

'Tis the Season to Meet New PALs

Well, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. But as long as you're out and about--celebrating the various holidays, seeing friends, giving back to your community--we want you to #BEaPAL!

Dec. 7, 2016, WalkArlington

The Ultimate Crowdsourced Bike Parking Map!

Rackspotter is a free, crowdsourced site that bicyclists can use to find bike parking locations throughout the greater Washington, DC region

Dec. 7, 2016, BikeArlington

Car-free in Cleveland: Letting go of the wheel of the personal vehicle

For some in Cleveland, the cost of having a car is just too high to justify or afford, an inefficient mode of transportation that threatens the environment. In the Cleveland metro, 5.8 percent of people bike, walk or take public transit to work, according to census data. And USA Today this year ranked Cleveland... Read more ;

The post Car-free in Cleveland: Letting go of the wheel of the personal vehicle appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 6, 2016, Mobility Lab

Virginia’s new Capital Trail has brought biking, business to Richmond and historic communities

Stretching between Richmond and Jamestown, the Virginia Capital Trail is a powerful example of how bike and pedestrian infrastructure can encourage economic growth and sustainable living in diverse communities. The 55-mile paved, multi-use path dances along historic Route 5, connecting small towns, bucolic farmland, historic sites, and high-rise apartments. First proposed in the 1990’s, groundwork... Read more ;

The post Virginia's new Capital Trail has brought biking, business to Richmond and historic communities appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 6, 2016, Mobility Lab

How Vancouver became North America’s car-free capital

As of 2015, half of all trips within Vancouver's city limits are taken on foot, bike, or transit—a goal the city had hoped to reach by 2020. Vancouver’s “active transit” success is the subject of a new short documentary by STREETFILMS. It all began back in the late 1960s, says the city’s former chief planner (and urban-Twitter celeb) Brent... Read more ;

The post How Vancouver became North America's car-free capital appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 6, 2016, Mobility Lab

Holiday Service for Christmas and New Years

ART will operate Sunday service on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Dec. 6, 2016, ART

The case for long-term TDM programs

As transportation demand management professionals, we know the drill once winter fades and spring is in sight: we gear up for warm weather active transportation challenges to engage residents, visitors, and employees. And while these annual events and challenges are great ways to share a dedicated message and increase the visibility of transportation options, they... Read more ;

The post The case for long-term TDM programs appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 5, 2016, Mobility Lab

Defending multi-modalism – Planetizen

Conventional transport evaluations overlook many of the key factors that make the case for federal funding of transit, biking, and walking enhancements. Consumer savings, parking congestion, public health, economic development impacts, indirect environmental impacts, and strategic land use are just some of the factors often overlooked from the way the feds assess transportation funding. That's... Read more ;

The post Defending multi-modalism - Planetizen appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 5, 2016, Mobility Lab

Today is the day for TDM in San Francisco

From Streetsblog SF: Today at 1:30 p.m. PST, the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) ordinance that will require projects larger than 10 dwelling units or 10,000 square feet to adopt stronger measures to reduce auto trips. The new TDM proposal represents a step forward. However, it... Read more ;

The post Today is the day for TDM in San Francisco appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Dec. 5, 2016, Mobility Lab

'Tis the Season To Meet New PALs

Well, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. But as long as you're out and about--celebrating the various holidays, seeing friends, giving back to your community--we want you to #BEaPAL!

Dec. 5, 2016, BikeArlington

Bike Vocabulary: Bike Lanes Edition

Biking comes with a lot of benefits for both your commute and your health. But biking also comes with a lot of vocabulary and new terms that may not fall under the common sense category for new riders

Nov. 29, 2016, BikeArlington

We're Thankful For...

There's so much to be thankful for in Arlington County this time of year - we're especially thankful for active transportation!

Nov. 23, 2016, WalkArlington

We're thankful for...

This week as friends and families come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, we here at BikeArlington and WalkArlington look back at some of the things that we're thankful for most around Arlington County.

Nov. 21, 2016, BikeArlington

Arlington Bike Commuter Works To Keep People And Our National Parks Healthy.

It's no secret that Arlington has thousands of bike commuters, and thousands of Arlingtonians have interesting jobs. And we love it when we find those two traits combined in one person.

Nov. 18, 2016, BikeArlington

ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 18

On Sunday, December 18, schedule changes will go into effect for ART 42 and 45. These will be minor changes that will improve on-time performance.

Nov. 16, 2016, ART

Arlington’s Walkable Neighborhoods Create a Sense of Place

Walkable neighborhoods benefit every member of a community - from pedestrian to driver. See how walkability can save you money.

Nov. 16, 2016, WalkArlington

Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov. 15, 2016, ART

Riding All of Arlington's Capital Bikeshare Stations

One of our hardcore BikeArlington groupies, Steve O, recently reminded us that a year ago today he attempted to visit all of the Capital Bikeshare stations in a single day. See how he fared!

Nov. 15, 2016, BikeArlington

Lighten Up, Arlington!

In which BikeArlington, WalkArlington and AIRE spread a little Daylight Savings cheer with a light giveaway!

Nov. 9, 2016, BikeArlington

ART Experiencing Problems with Real-Time Bus Predictions

ART is currently having intermittent problems with real-time bus predictions. The problem is being investigated and once a cause has been determined, a fix will be developed and implemented as soon as possible.

Nov. 8, 2016, ART

Holiday Service on November 11 for Veterans Day

On Friday, November 11, ART will operate holiday service in observance of Veterans Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

Nov. 3, 2016, ART

Calling Local Poets -- Thousands of Commuters Could be Reading Your Poetry in an ART Bus!

Arlington Arts is holding their annual poetry contest, Moving Words. The work of six winning adult poets will be printed on colorful placards and displayed inside Arlington Transit -- ART buses for three months between April and September 2017. The deadline to submit poems is January 12, 2017.

Nov. 1, 2016, ART

Active Events for November 2016

November events in Arlington County that support sustainable and active transportation. Lots of great chances to try walking, biking or other modes while having fun!

Oct. 31, 2016, WalkArlington

The 2017 Arlington County Bicycle Comfort Level Map

This week, BikeArlington unveiled its 2017 edition of the Arlington Bicycle Comfort Level Map, which marks the most comfortable and safe streets for biking throughout the county.

Oct. 31, 2016, BikeArlington

Biking in Amsterdam: Living and Loving the Ride

Tales from biking in Amsterdam from Shelia McGraw, Arlington Transportation Partners' newest hire!

Oct. 27, 2016, BikeArlington

ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 30 for the Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 30, the ART 43, 45, and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6 pm, unless otherwise noted. View the detour for each route.

Oct. 27, 2016, ART

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
369
14th Street Bridge
1251
Arlington Mill Trail
141
Ballston Connector
204
Bluemont Connector
131
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
125
Custis Bon Air Park
553
Custis Rosslyn
1067
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
727
Key Bridge West
575
Military NB bike lane
13
Military SB bike lane
22
MVT Airport South
1024
Quincy NB bike lane
58
Quincy SB bike lane
50
Roosevelt Bridge
375
Rosslyn Bikeometer
899
TR Island Bridge
757
WOD Bon Air Park
291
WOD Bon Air West
715
WOD Columbia Pike
238
WOD East Falls Church
503
Wilson WB bike lane
140

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
454
14th Street Bridge
187
Arlington Mill Trail
500
Ballston Connector
386
Bluemont Connector
282
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
382
Custis Rosslyn
322
Joyce St NB
46
Joyce St SB
60
Key Bridge East
1950
Key Bridge West
1016
MVT Airport South
211
Roosevelt Bridge
82
TR Island Bridge
201
WOD Bon Air Park
409
WOD Bon Air West
432
WOD Columbia Pike
279
WOD East Falls Church
278

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
9839029
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News Headlines
Federal report: Despite improvements, Metro's power system is 'deteriorated' and inadequate for 8-car fleet

Martine Powers, December 9, 2016, Washington Post

Va. readies new-style interchange on I-66

Robert Thomson, December 8, 2016, Washington Post

Contract workers at National, Dulles airports vote to strike

Lori Aratani, December 8, 2016, Washington Post

Metro tweaks new 7000-series cars

Faiz Siddiqui, December 8, 2016, Washington Post

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Friday, December 9, 2016

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