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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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North American Bikeshare Association Launches in U.S.

The North American Bikeshare Association has just launched to help guide the new and fast-growing bikesharing industry. The term “bikeshare” is quickly becoming a household term, with programs now in more than 300 cities worldwide. In the United States, bikeshare programs exist in more than 60 municipalities, from large cities such as New York to []

August 28, 2014, 11:39 AM Mobility Lab

7 Things I’ve Learned Riding Transit in Phoenix

This article was originally published in This Could Be PHX. Some people think driving a car is the only way to get around Phoenix. With our sprawl and less-than-luxurious transit service, that’s true in some cases. Many of my Downtown Phoenix friends get around almost exclusively by bike. But for me, living 16 miles out []

August 27, 2014, 3:53 PM Mobility Lab

Are Streets, Like Fences, a Relic of Another Era?

'Good fences make good neighbors,' Robert Frost wrote in the poem 'Mending Wall.' It is a line that captures the 1914 poem's themes of boundaries, ownership, and privacy perfectly. But today, 100 years later, fences are becoming more of a quaint notion in an increasingly urbanized world. According to the United Nations, which has been []

August 27, 2014, 10:54 AM Mobility Lab

Have You Tried Metroway Yet?

Metroway launched this week and offers customers a convenient travel option between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metrorail stations. Get the scoop on how it can improve your commute!

August 26, 2014, 2:45 PM ATP

Arlington Hispanic Community Getting Party Started with Capital Bikeshare Fiesta

Arlington County launched a special event series called “Capital Bikeshare Fiesta” to reach the flourishing Hispanic community.

Arlington County lanzó una serie de eventos llamados 'Capital Bikeshare Fiesta' dirigidos a la creciente comunidad hispana.

August 26, 2014, 8:00 AM Car-Free Diet

Transit Systems Tap Video’s Storytelling Ability to Attract, Inform Riders

This article was originally published by METRO Magazine, by senior editor Nicole Schlosser. As a growing number of riders and the general public look to online videos for information and entertainment — video consumption in the U.S. has been generally increasing, according to comScore — some transit systems are producing their own videos to more []

August 25, 2014, 2:37 PM Mobility Lab

How to get to the Rosslyn Jazz Festival – 2014

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District will host the 24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 6, from 1pm - 7pm, at Gateway Park. The Car-Free Diet gang will be there to provide walking, biking and transit information, plus you could win some great prizes.

The streets around Gateway Park will be closed from 7am - 8pm the day of the festival so why not consider taking transit or bicycling to the Festival this year? This video shows you how. It's always better to know before you go! (video)

August 25, 2014, 10:45 AM Car-Free Diet

Champion of the Month: Penrose Square (BM Smith)

Recognizing Gold Level Champion, Penrose Square (BM Smith), as ATP's Champion of the Month for August 2014. Congrats!

August 22, 2014, 2:15 PM ATP

Why Arlington (and Every Place) Needs More Protected Bike Lanes

Chris Eatough, a former professional biker and the director of BikeArlington, envisions an Arlington County where there are more bikes than cars. In order to get there, says Eatough, the county needs to create a connected network of protected bike lanes. Eatough has spent the last five years helping to guide the county's transformation into []

August 22, 2014, 11:51 AM Mobility Lab

New Women’s Group Hopes to Refine “The Arlington Way”

“The Arlington Way” is viewed as one of the first and best examples of civic engagement at the local level. However, the drumbeat of criticism and opposition to all manner of needed investments suggest the Arlington Way as we know it is falling short. There are many factors likely at play: complex project design, a []

August 22, 2014, 9:07 AM Mobility Lab

Practice Your Emergency Commute on Car-Free Day

Do you have an Emergency Commute Plan in place? Test it on Car-Free Day 2014 and be entered to win free swag from ATP!

August 21, 2014, 9:31 AM ATP

Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours

After preparing for our Metro scavenger hunt, which I detailed in a previous blog post, my roommate Joey and I were ready to begin. We decided to start our journey at 6:00 am sharp on Monday, August 11. We had spent the previous day calculating trip times between our various destinations and way points (38 []

August 20, 2014, 12:06 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

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 15, 2014, 1:53 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

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

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

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News Headlines
Metro service information for Labor Day

August 25, 2014, WMATA

Metrorail weekend service adjustments Aug. 29 - Sep. 1

August 25, 2014, WMATA

Md. hiker dies after being pinned under boulder

September 1, 2014, NBC Washington

Changes to taxi rules coming to D.C.

Lori Aratani, August 31, 2014, Washington Post

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