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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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Mobility Lab Express #44 – August 15, 2014

I got to explore San Francisco by bicycle over a couple of days during this month's crucially educational Association for Commuter Transportation conference. Mobility Lab Express #44 – August 15, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Where to Find Love? Ride Public Transportation TRANSIT TECH: Capital Bikeshare's Regional Approach is a Winning Formula POP CULTURE: Curb Your []

August 19, 2014, 1:53 PM Mobility Lab

Reducing Your Exposure to Air Pollution

London study shows that bikers are exposed to 5x LESS air pollution as compared to commuters who choose to drive.

August 18, 2014, 3:51 PM ATP

New Light Rail Line Brings Transportation Choice to Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Green Line is now open, connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul, as well as routing though the University of Minnesota campus. There have been lots of news stories about the opening of the new light rail line, the investment made with federal, state, and local money; the private investments made; and the investments []

August 18, 2014, 1:39 PM Mobility Lab

A Wiggle, Protected Lanes, and Bikeshare Bring Hope to San Francisco Bicycle Commuting

I got to explore San Francisco by bicycle over a couple of days during this month’s crucially educational Association for Commuter Transportation conference. There’s no doubt the city is a leader at promoting bike riding. However, even in San Francisco, where dozens of riders pour down the protected bike lanes of Market Street every minute []

August 15, 2014, 10:16 AM Mobility Lab

2014 ACT: San Francisco

The ATP team traveled to San Francisco and attended the 2014 ACT Conference.

August 14, 2014, 2:00 PM ATP

Suburbs – The Secret to D.C.'s Soaring Walkability?

Washington D.C. is the most walkable metropolitan area in the U.S., according to a report by George Washington University and Smart Growth America. The District's number-one ranking has surprised some, prompting them to ask how D.C. was able to surpass places such as New York City, which not only contains one of the best subway []

August 14, 2014, 1:55 PM Mobility Lab

Better Data Collection is Path to Helping People Bike and Walk

There is not yet a nationally accepted standardized method for conducting counts of bicyclists and pedestrians, and the frequency of conducting counts varies among states and cities. There have been numerous efforts to create a more reliable means to measure travel. In 2005, Barnes and Krizek developed a formula for determining total bicycling trips by multiplying the []

August 13, 2014, 10:07 AM Mobility Lab

Uber & Lyft granted temporary approval to operate in VA

Uber and Lyft allowed to operate in Virginia, while also launching new ridesharing services.

August 12, 2014, 10:59 AM ATP

Why Streetcars Aren't a Waste of Money

This article was originally published at Architect This City. Last weekend a friend of mine sent me an article from The Economist talking about why trams, streetcars, and light rail are a waste of money. The argument is basically that steetcars are expensive, less efficient, and that — despite North America’s renewed interest in them — []

August 12, 2014, 10:52 AM Mobility Lab

CaBi Hack Night 2 Brings Out Nerds Who Love Bikesharing

Transit data reveals patterns about our community, but no other system in the Washington D.C. region (or perhaps in the nation) makes it as easy for people to access the raw data and crunch the numbers on their own as Capital Bikeshare. Ever since CaBi started releasing trip-history data, professional analysts and hobbyists alike have []

August 11, 2014, 2:04 PM Mobility Lab

Curb Your (Transit) Enthusiasm: How to Make Metro a Fun Adventure

Occasionally you’ll see an article in DCist or the Washington Post about a Metro aficionado who visits every station or spends his vacation taking selfies at each of the different station pylons throughout the system. On Monday, August 11, my roommate, Joey, and I will begin our Metro Scavenger Hunt journey, live tweeting and blogging []

August 8, 2014, 10:38 AM Mobility Lab

Capital Bikeshare's Regional Approach is a Winning Formula

People who ride the Washington D.C. region’s Capital Bikeshare system tend to ignore geopolitical boundaries. And that can be advantageous to the jurisdictions that feature the bikesharing program. CaBi, as it’s popularly known, was begun as a joint venture between the District and Arlington, Virginia, back in 2010. Two years later, Alexandria, Virginia joined the []

August 6, 2014, 12:58 PM Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #43 – August 1, 2014

All the rage this week in Washington D.C. is the opening of Metrorail's Silver Line, with the introduction of five new stations in the Virginia portion of the system. Mobility Lab Express #43 – August 1, 2014 Also in this issue: TRAVEL/TOURISM: 5 Ways DC's Metro Beats NY's Subway TRANSIT TECH: Hitchhiking Goes High Tech: []

August 5, 2014, 4:46 PM Mobility Lab

Adventure Awaits at the Arlington County Fair

The theme of this year's Arlington County Fair is 'Urban Adventure,' and we suggest you start your adventure on the Fairgrounds! The 2014 Fair open at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center on Wednesday, August 6 and runs through Sunday, August 10.

August 4, 2014, 10:40 AM WalkArlington

How to Get to the Arlington County Fair – 2014

The Arlington County Fair, one of the largest free events on the East Coast has been a tradition for more than 35 years. Over 50,000 people will come to the Fair this year, which runs from August 6 through August 10, to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets, and more.

Parking is prohibited, making shuttle buses, bicycling and ART the most convenient ways to travel to the Fair. This video shows you how. It's always better to know before you go! (video)

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM Car-Free Diet

A-SPAN Pledges to Make a Difference in Courthouse

A-SPAN, a bronze level Champion, shows their commitment to the Courthouse community by adopting an ART bus stop.

July 30, 2014, 9:22 AM ATP

Meet ATP’s Newest Team Members!

We are excited to introduce two new members of the ATP team!

July 23, 2014, 11:18 AM ATP

Your Way or the Right of Way

It’s the start of summer, the days are nice and long, and there’s plenty of time for walking and for pondering the big questions—Why Do Pedestrians Have to Stay to the Right on Trails?

July 14, 2014, 9:45 AM WalkArlington

ATP Champions Summer Update

Summer is officially in full swing, and we can definitely tell by all the out of office vacation replies! With our own office being pretty quiet this past month, it’s been awhile since we posted about our Champions recognition program. Now that we’re about three and a half months into the program, we wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going!

July 9, 2014, 10:44 AM ATP

Describe your first bike in one word.

A little celebration of biking and the 4th of July

July 3, 2014, 2:00 PM BikeArlington

Did You Know?

You can find out what transportation benefits are available where you live or work in Arlington?


News Headlines
Metro weekend service adjustments August 22-24

August 18, 2014, WMATA

Trail underpass in Chevy Chase creates brief controversy

Aaron Kraut, August 18, 2014, Bethesda Now

MoCo reminds drivers not to pass stopped school buses

Aaron Kraut, August 19, 2014, Bethesda Now

Silver Line service draws mixed reviews

Martin Di Caro, August 20, 2014, WAMU

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