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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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As Driving Habits Change, Places That Cater to Millennials Thrive

An employment opportunity brought Matt Smith (above), a 30-year old business-development manager, to the Washington D.C. area from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania in 2009. He chose to live in Arlington because of its urban feel and plethora of transportation options. 'Arlington feels like D.C. to me, but it's cleaner and greener,' said Smith, who works at goDCgo in []

October 24, 2014, 12:10 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 20-24)

No one should miss out on important news! Here's what you should be reading.

October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

Residential Highlight: 2001 Clarendon Blvd

2001 boasts a lot of great amenities, but as an Arlington County Champion it's important to recognize their multi-modal benefits and conveniences.

October 23, 2014, 1:33 PM ATP

Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. And while it was acknowledged again and again that our infrastructure []

October 23, 2014, 11:18 AM Mobility Lab

Be Safe and Be Seen This Halloween!

Don’t take any chances this Halloween. Be a PAL - Predictable, Alert, and Lawful - and check out these tips!

October 22, 2014, 9:56 AM WalkArlington

FAQ: Bicycle Friendly Businesses & How To Apply

Arlington Transportation Partners can help your business gain nationwide recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Business. We do all the work, you get all the glory.

October 21, 2014, 1:14 PM ATP

“Bicycles Are Not Toys,” And Other Ways to Target Your Messages

In a recent article on Mobility Lab, bike advocate Veronica O. Davis noted that she thinks there is too much emphasis on “biking to work” and not enough on “biking for recreational purposes.” Interesting point, but I'm not sure I agree. Granted, if one is promoting utilitarian cycling, jumping right into bicycle commuting may []

October 20, 2014, 5:01 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 13-17)

Top stories this week come from Mobility Lab and Greater Greater Washington - see what hit the news desk, in case you missed it!

October 17, 2014, 3:06 PM ATP

6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

This article was originally published in Tech Cocktail. The trend is that governments are opening up data, as well as planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. Wait – what? That’s right. Civic leaders []

October 16, 2014, 2:55 PM Mobility Lab

Champions FAQs – What You Need To Know

Champions - get the details here! A comprehensive FAQ to help you be a Champion in Arlington County.

October 16, 2014, 1:25 PM ATP

Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014

When we recently visited Roanoke, Virginia for CityWorks(X)po, we learned how Roanoke's downtown public plaza was actually the result of a crowdsourcing project launched at (X)po in 2011. Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014 Also in this issue: EDUCATION: Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped TRANSIT TECH: Building Better Online Transit Mapping for All []

October 15, 2014, 12:09 PM Mobility Lab

Ballston Metro Station Area Improvements Public Meeting

Arlington is redesigning the Ballston-MU Metro plaza and the operation of nearby streets. Join us at Central Library on November 3 to learn more.

October 15, 2014, 12:00 AM ART

Successful New Transit Options for Arlington Employees & Residents

This year, 3 different types of transit service either opened or expanded in Arlington County, offering new ways for residents, employees and visitors to get around.

October 14, 2014, 10:36 AM ATP

Guaranteed Ride Home – FAQ’s For You

Guaranteed Ride Home, operated by Commuter Connections, rescues commuters and provides a free taxi ride home up to 4 times per year.

October 13, 2014, 3:12 PM ATP

Red-Light Cameras Put People at Risk at Intersections, Let's Fix That

While red light cameras are effective at deterring people from consciously running red lights, I would contend they are not at all effective in producing better drivers. While some people push the envelope or blatantly blow through a red light, many people simply have poor depth or time perception and go through red lights inadvertently []

October 10, 2014, 3:34 PM Mobility Lab

How to Combat “Bikelash?” Embrace It

There will always be those who are resistant to change. These are the people who fight the Columbia Pike Streetcar despite credible evidence of its return on investment. These are the ones who use rhetoric like 'war on cars' and are fond of excessive punctuation. And lately, these are the people who write angry op-eds []

October 10, 2014, 2:04 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 6-10)

The week's best stories for news around Arlington and transportation! Don't miss it a second time.

October 10, 2014, 9:30 AM ATP

Capital Bikeshare Update

Arlington’s Capital Bikeshare system has had a fantastic year so far in 2014 with increased ridership and continued growth of the network to 75 stations.

October 9, 2014, 12:00 AM BikeArlington

ART 92 - A New Bus Option in Crystal City

The Art 92 launched in Crystal City on October 6, 2014 and connects the VRE station, the Crystal Gateway Marriot, the new Boeing office complex, Long Bridge Park and the Pentagon Metro Station.

October 8, 2014, 12:01 PM ATP

Roanoke's Placemaking Shows a City on the Rise

Big cities aren't the only places working hard to create terrific communities. I was reminded of this fact when visiting Roanoke, Virginia over the past few days to attend CityWorks(X)po, a conference for change agents and placemakers. Going in, I was completely unfamiliar with the city, but was delighted with what I discovered there during []

October 7, 2014, 11:11 AM Mobility Lab

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

News Headlines
39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon road closures

October 21, 2014, Arlington County

Metrorail weekend service adjustments October 24-26

October 20, 2014, WMATA

No bike ban on streetcar guideways

October 24, 2014, WABA

Driver charged with murder for hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Julie Zauzmer, October 23, 2014, Washington Post

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