Posts from ACCS & Partner Blogs
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.
- Recent Posts
- 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? Thats 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 FAQs 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
- Champion of the Month: Cambridge Associates
Recognizing Silver Level Champion, Cambridge Associates, as our Champion of the Month for October 2014. They have big plans to be Gold Level in the coming months - read on to find out how!
October 6, 2014, 4:50 PM ATP
- Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped
Veronica O. Davis thinks bike to work is the wrong message. Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot of people. But if you start with getting people who have access to a bike to go for a 
October 6, 2014, 11:40 AM Mobility Lab
- ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (September 29 - October 3)
In case you missed it, here are the biggest events from the past week - in Arlington and around the world!
October 3, 2014, 2:40 PM ATP
- #NetworkWithChampions Happy Hour Event
Arlington Transportation Partners hosted a networking happy hour event at Carpool, #NetworkWithChampions. The ATP team loves a good selfie!
October 2, 2014, 2:13 PM ATP
- Champions Highlight October 2014
Recognizing October 2014 Champions - making a difference in Arlington County!
October 1, 2014, 2:47 PM ATP
- Building Better Online Transit Mapping For All
One of the exciting aspects of the Arlington Transit Tech Initiative is how it rethinks the way information about travel options is visually presented. In April, we introduced you to the Transitive.js library, a web-based platform created specifically for this project. Today, we look at how it can serve as a resource not just for 
October 1, 2014, 1:19 PM Mobility Lab