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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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Help Shape the Future of Arlington's Bus Service

Arlington has developed draft recommendations to improve bus service in the County. Tell us how you feel about these improvements -- your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan.

Feb. 4, 2016, ART

Holiday Service on February 15 for Presidents' Day

ART will run holiday service on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day.

Feb. 4, 2016, ART

The Numbers Game: Choosing the Right Metrics for Transportation Planning

Last month, the Federal Highway Administration signaled it would follow California’s footsteps in encouraging moves away from Level of Service, a metric that encourages car-centered planning, toward ones favoring other, more beneficial ways people can travel. These moves demonstrate the understated importance of measurements in forming how, and by what mode, localities encourage people to []

The post The Numbers Game: Choosing the Right Metrics for Transportation Planning appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 4, 2016, Mobility Lab

In the Current Transportation Landscape, Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Veronica O. Davis gave up her car about three years ago. A big reason for that was the growing availability of Capital Bikeshare in all the places she needed to get to in and around Washington, D.C. Of course, not everyone in D.C., or the rest of the United States, has access to bikeshare, but []

The post In the Current Transportation Landscape, Do You Still Need to Own a Car? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 3, 2016, Mobility Lab

Arlington Public Schools Love Their Buses

February 8-12 is Love the Bus Week, a national even hosted by the American School Bus Council. See how you can get involved!

Feb. 3, 2016, ATP

Bikeshare's Future Looks Great - If Cities Can Address These Key Challenges

As 2016 rumbles on, the forecasts and fortune telling for the new year continues apace. In transportation, the headlines have mainly been won by the automobile of the future: driverless, electric, perhaps ownerless. I would like to put forward another candidate for transport form of the future: bikeshare, or as it’s known in the UK, cycle hire. []

The post Bikeshare's Future Looks Great - If Cities Can Address These Key Challenges appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 1, 2016, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #79 - Dispatches from TransportationCamp

TransportationCamps bring together so many different kinds of planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts. The most recent one, in the Washington, D.C., region, gave us a chance to check out all the exciting work that's happening across the country in the transportation field. Take a look at our new video, in which Mobility Lab's Paul Mackie []

The post Mobility Lab Express #79 - Dispatches from TransportationCamp appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Feb. 1, 2016, Mobility Lab

Video: What Excites TransportationCampers?

TransportationCamps bring together so many different kinds of planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts. The most recent one, in the Washington, D.C., region, gave us a chance to check out all the exciting work that's happening across the country in the transportation field. Take a look at our new video above, in which Mobility Lab's Paul []

The post Video: What Excites TransportationCampers? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 31, 2016, Mobility Lab

Selling Bike Lanes: Lessons from Calgary's Ambitious Biking Network

Whether it's grounded in monetary costs or perceived traffic impacts, new bicycling infrastructure often raises a heated debate. But in Calgary, Alberta, the stakes were higher than normal when the issue of protected bike lanes came up for a vote by the city council in 2014. The city had proposed not just one lane project []

The post Selling Bike Lanes: Lessons from Calgary's Ambitious Biking Network appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 28, 2016, Mobility Lab

Arlington Welcomes Shift Technologies to Crystal City

Find out why ATP is extra excited to welcome Shift Technologies to Arlington and how we plan to partner with them and Arlington's multi-family residential communities.

Jan. 27, 2016, ATP

Cold Weather Newbies

Camaraderie, preparation and fun— we ask some new winter riders to share their experiences.

Jan. 27, 2016, BikeArlington

Inside the Planning of Baltimore's Transit Overhaul

How to refresh a bus system to better serve a city Transit in the Baltimore region as offered by the Maryland Transit Administration has essentially been an ongoing expansion project since the inception of streetcar services in the late 19th century. While there have been efforts to update the bus network, as well as the overall []

The post Inside the Planning of Baltimore's Transit Overhaul appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 27, 2016, Mobility Lab

Snowzilla Aftermath...Walking in Winter

Arlington pedestrians need to get where we're going, regardless of conditions. So, whether you're walking for exercise or to reach your destination, check out our winter weather walking tips before you head out.

Jan. 26, 2016, WalkArlington

Why We Love the ArlingtonVA App

Need to know if the County government is closed? Or maybe there's a giant pothole on your street. The ArlingtonVA app has you covered, check it out!

Jan. 22, 2016, ATP

Biking in the Cold: Non-Pro Edition

Biking in the freezing cold can be hard. It can also be hilarious. And maybe a little enlightening. Check out why Keara, Business Development Manager, chooses to bike in crazy cold winds rather than taking the Metro.

Jan. 21, 2016, ATP

Debunking Common Myths about Bikeshare in the Suburbs

“There’s no need for a bikeshare station here. People in this neighborhood already have bikes.” As bikeshare expands beyond Arlington, Virginia’s densest neighborhoods along Metro corridors, this is a comment the county’s bikeshare planners hear a lot from the public. At first blush, it makes a certain amount of sense. If someone owns a bike, []

The post Debunking Common Myths about Bikeshare in the Suburbs appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab

Free Training Available for Concierges and Property Managers

It’s no secret that businesses, residents and visitors typically choose to be in Arlington for one key reason: location and accessibility. Which is why it’s become so important for property managers, building concierges, and company HR departments to become knowledgeable about the County transportation options and the best ways to travel around.

Jan. 19, 2016, ATP

Mobility Lab Express #78 - TransportationCampers Unite

This past weekend, the fifth annual TransportationCamp DC brought together planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts for a day packed with new ideas, innovative proposals, and exciting lessons. A record number of attendees proposed sessions covering everything from regulations on automated taxis to organized 'armies' of transit advocates. For those who were not able to make it, sessions []

The post Mobility Lab Express #78 - TransportationCampers Unite appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

Three Ways to Transform Overbuilt Parking into Transportation Options

The ills of minimum parking requirements – inducing demand for cars, increasing congestion, and raising the cost of real estate, to name a few – have been well documented. In the last decade, broad driving-related trends, such as decreases in car ownership per household and vehicle miles traveled, suggest requiring more than one parking space []

The post Three Ways to Transform Overbuilt Parking into Transportation Options appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Jan. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

Millennials Survey May Not Tell the Whole Story

A recent report from American University's Kogod School of Business has us scratching our heads, reporting that 60% of millennials drive alone. But is this survey telling the whole story?

Jan. 14, 2016, ATP

Carsharing Business Accounts

If your employees take transit to work, consider a corporate carsharing account for any midday meetings or events.

Jan. 13, 2016, ATP

Transportation Pro Tips

Don't you wish you had the inside scoop on how to better use the region's transportation systems? Well, your wish has been granted.

Jan. 12, 2016, ATP

Top 10 Blogs of 2015: Part 2

We're back with the big reveal of the top 5 blogs from 2015.

Jan. 12, 2016, ATP

Holiday Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 18

ART will run holiday service on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Jan. 8, 2016, ART

Start Taking Advantage of the Transit Benefit Increase

A new tax bill allows commuters to utilize up to $255/month for subsidized, pre-tax or combination transit benefits.

Jan. 8, 2016, ATP

Welcome Christy Lee, New Business Development Specialist

Meet the newest member of our team, Christy Lee. We're excited to have her on board as our Business Development Specialist!

Jan. 7, 2016, ATP

Top 10 Blogs of 2015: Part 1

Discover ATP's top 10 blogs posts from 2015. Are you surprised by any on the list?

Jan. 6, 2016, ATP

Winter Riding: It's Okay to Skip the Ice and Snow

Even if you skip everyday with a freezing temperature and snow, you can still ride your bike during a lot of the winter.

Curious just how many days in Arlington are plagued by snow and cold? Read on!

Jan. 6, 2016, BikeArlington

Lyft for Work

If your company is ready to further enhance transit benefits, check out Lyft for Work. ATP just implemented the service in our office and we're excited to share how it works with you.

Dec. 29, 2015, ATP

Happy Holidays from ATP

Sending warm wishes and cheer to you and yours.

Dec. 21, 2015, ATP

Did You Know?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
132
14th Street Bridge
413
Arlington Mill Trail
55
Ballston Connector
48
Bluemont Connector
46
CC Connector
216
Clarendon EB bike lane
53
Crystal SB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
114
Custis Rosslyn
351
Fairfax EB bike lane
21
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
309
Key Bridge West
248
Military NB bike lane
6
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
326
Quincy NB bike lane
871
Quincy SB bike lane
76
Roosevelt Bridge
113
Rosslyn Bikeometer
284
TR Island Bridge
562
WOD Bon Air Park
45
WOD Bon Air West
146
WOD Columbia Pike
51
WOD East Falls Church
87
Wilson WB bike lane
65

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
198
14th Street Bridge
90
Arlington Mill Trail
214
Ballston Connector
226
Bluemont Connector
197
CC Connector
300
Custis Bon Air Park
191
Custis Rosslyn
225
Joyce St NB
13
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
994
Key Bridge West
671
MVT Airport South
51079
Roosevelt Bridge
28
TR Island Bridge
368
WOD Bon Air Park
211
WOD Bon Air West
213
WOD Columbia Pike
115
WOD East Falls Church
122

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1716858
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Protected bike debate held in D.C.

Cheryl Conner, February 6, 2016, WJLA

Birds, other wildlife treated after exposure to Potomac River oil slick

February 5, 2016, WJLA

Girl assaulted on Metro by juveniles

February 6, 2016, WJLA

D.C. neighborhoods weigh in on bike lane plans

February 6, 2016, NBC Washington

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