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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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Affordable housing and transit should go hand-in-hand

The term “affordable housing finance” isn’t quite as catchy as “carshare,” “bikeshare,” or any of the other technology improvements helping promote transportation demand management. Yet for low-income members of our communities, who stand to benefit the most from those solutions, affordable housing finance should be considered, and put to use as, a TDM strategy. In... Read more »

The post Affordable housing and transit should go hand-in-hand appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 28, 2016, Mobility Lab

Slugging, D.C.’s original ride-sharing system, has its own app

Organized carpooling is a simple and longstanding congestion solution, and it can save money for commuters and space on the highways. However, for some it can seem too difficult to organize, making it unlikely to attract many people away from driving on their own. One option that offers commuters the flexibility of driving and the... Read more »

The post Slugging, D.C.’s original ride-sharing system, has its own app appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 27, 2016, Mobility Lab

Publicly visible transit info helps people make smart decisions

Displays make the process of taking transit easier A longer version of this post originally appeared on the TransitScreen blog. There’s a trillion-dollar trend called the 'Internet of Things' – simply put, adding small computers to physical objects, and connecting everything together over the internet so useful information can be collected. When a recent McKinsey... Read more »

The post Publicly visible transit info helps people make smart decisions appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 25, 2016, Mobility Lab

Where Pac-Man meets shared rides

This post originally appeared on Split’s blog here. Remember feeding quarters into the classic arcade game Pac-Man? Do you have fond memories of maneuvering a chomping yellow pie chart around two-dimensional mazes, gobbling up cherries and avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde? How about that joyous, joy-stick-filled day when you finally mastered that last level,... Read more »

The post Where Pac-Man meets shared rides appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab

Different needs throughout U.S. complicate Congressional transportation policy

City, suburb, and rural differences present policy dilemmas No matter how divided politicians are across the U.S., Republicans and Democrats can still agree that sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is something worth fixing. That said, the recently passed, five-year FAST Act transportation bill does represent a slight increase in funding, but has been largely criticized by... Read more »

The post Different needs throughout U.S. complicate Congressional transportation policy appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab

What is TDM? Shaping a new era of transportation options

Here at Mobility Lab, we throw around the term “transportation demand management,” or “TDM” for short, as the core concept that unites our research and coverage. But the idea itself is one that is often not present in the widespread public understanding of and discussions about transportation and transit issues. Hence the purpose of our... Read more »

The post What is TDM? Shaping a new era of transportation options appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #84 - Rethinking sidewalks

Cities, suburbs, and even rural areas are thinking creatively about what gets people out of driving alone to work, and into a shared ride or different mode. This week, Mobility Lab joined transportation demand management professionals from across the U.S. converged in Washington, D.C., for the Association for Commuter Transportation's 2016 Policy Summit, which covered... Read more »

The post Mobility Lab Express #84 - Rethinking sidewalks appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

When it comes to traffic safety, fun beats fear

Being a pedestrian is, unfortunately, an increasingly dangerous proposition in many communities throughout the United States. A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that, just between 2014 and 2015, pedestrian deaths grew 10 percent. In many regions, public safety campaigns are a go-to tactic to address the widespread issue of pedestrian safety. But... Read more »

The post When it comes to traffic safety, fun beats fear appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab

Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?

The sudden Metrorail shutdown on March 16 took nearly everyone by surprise, and was a nearly unprecedented move by WMATA. While the decision disrupted the commutes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, it did provide agencies with an opportunity to observe how the other components of the D.C. region’s transportation system handled the new demand.... Read more »

The post Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown? appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 11, 2016, Mobility Lab

Growing TransitScreen hopes to bring real-time info to 40 cities in 2016

Walking down the street in the near future, you may encounter a massive projection on the sidewalk. Or wall-mounted displays in office lobbies. What you’re seeing is the transportation network coming to life. “As urban mobility gets more complex, the problem of how to get informed is only getting more severe,” said Matt Caywood, CEO... Read more »

The post Growing TransitScreen hopes to bring real-time info to 40 cities in 2016 appeared first on Mobility Lab.

Apr. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab

ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K

Due to detours for the weekly Crystal City 5K Fridays race, there will be service changes to ART 43 and 92 in effect on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Mar. 30, 2016, ART

Walking the Walk in Shirlington

Edie has been a resident of Shirlington for six years. 'We live in Shirlington because we love to walk. You can see all of my neighbors walking out from the condo building. They live here because they love being able to walk downstairs and enjoy the walking trails. They come for a meal and they stroll home, whether it is with their baby, their dog, their spouse, their friends. It is wonderful.'

Mar. 17, 2016, WalkArlington

Census Bureau Data: Bicycle Commuting Among Arlington County Residents

National surveys tell us that bike commuting is on the rise, but we know that it’s not increasing at the same rate everywhere. Check out what we've discovered!

Mar. 15, 2016, BikeArlington

The 2016 ACPD Safe Bicycling Initiative

Mar. 2, 2016, BikeArlington

Proposed Changes to Arlington Bus Service -- We Want Your Feedback!

Provide your feedback on proposed changes to ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington County. View the proposed recommendations and then take a short survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan and the future of bus service.

Mar. 1, 2016, ART

Share Your Pedestrian Perspective with Arlington County at Community Snow Forum and via Online Survey

Your input is important in helping guide the County government in improving its future snow-fighting efforts.

Feb. 9, 2016, WalkArlington

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

Cold Weather Newbies

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

Jan. 27, 2016, BikeArlington

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

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

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

Holiday Service on December 24, 25 & January 1

ART will operate holiday service on December 24, 25 and January 1.

Dec. 17, 2015, ART

From Nauck Town Square Design to Ballston Station Improvements, Complete Streets to Metro Stations, Opportunities for Giving Input for the Season of Giving

Weigh in on the many transportation and planning discussions occurring in and around Arlington.

Dec. 14, 2015, WalkArlington

No Time like the Present to Give the Gift of Walking

Find that perfect gift for everyone on your list and do your holiday shopping on foot right here in Arlington with help from WalkArlington.

Nov. 24, 2015, WalkArlington

Arlington's Wayfinding Sign Project Update

Getting around Arlington by bike is getting easier and easier!

Nov. 23, 2015, BikeArlington

ART 55 is Coming to Lee Highway - Service Starts Dec. 13

The new ART 55 route will replace the portion of the Metrobus 3A route that runs along Lee Highway. ART 55 will start on December 13.

Nov. 20, 2015, ART

ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 13, 2015

Schedule changes for ART 42 and ART 45 will go into effect on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Nov. 12, 2015, ART

Stay Street Smart All Season

As you adjust to the new season, be aware of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers; be alert on streets, sidewalks, and trails; and be smart--Street Smart.

Oct. 27, 2015, WalkArlington

Top Five Bus Lines in Arlington County

Mark these top five bus lines as favorites in Arlington County, you'll thank us later!

Oct. 23, 2015, ART

Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

CEOs for Cities, 2009

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
324
14th Street Bridge
1037
Arlington Mill Trail
276
Ballston Connector
174
Bluemont Connector
133
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
144
Custis Bon Air Park
757
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
82
Joyce St SB
16
Key Bridge East
809
Key Bridge West
437
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
57
Quincy NB bike lane
72
Quincy SB bike lane
67
Roosevelt Bridge
167
Rosslyn Bikeometer
816
TR Island Bridge
1003
WOD Bon Air Park
940
WOD Bon Air West
1209
WOD Columbia Pike
838
WOD East Falls Church
993
Wilson WB bike lane
166

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
691
14th Street Bridge
405
Arlington Mill Trail
814
Ballston Connector
263
Bluemont Connector
223
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
591
Custis Rosslyn
1337
Joyce St SB
112
Key Bridge East
3200
Key Bridge West
1455
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
1276
WOD Bon Air Park
870
WOD Bon Air West
888
WOD Columbia Pike
561
WOD East Falls Church
653

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2605782
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
MARC Penn Line schedule changes effective May 2

April 26, 2016, MTA

Fatal crash on Beltway in Alexandria

Dana Hedgpeth, May 2, 2016, Washington Post

Part of Met Branch Trail closed Monday

Dana Hedgpeth, May 2, 2016, Washington Post

New bike-share system rolls into College Park this week

Luz Lazo, May 2, 2016, Washington Post

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Upcoming Events
MARC Penn Line schedule changes take effect

Monday, May 2, 2016

Crystal City Sparket

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pizza Provocation: A Community Bike Ride

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Turtle Trot 5K

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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