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Five reasons why we need to be skeptical of autonomous vehicles

What does the autonomous vehicle future look like to Sam Schwartz, the legendary “Gridlock Sam” transportation planner? Messages from car companies like this: If you don’t buy an AV, you don’t love your family. While there are some major potential benefits of AVs (less traffic, less parking, and increased safety), there are some big concerns... Read more » The post Five reasons why we need to be skeptical of autonomous vehicles appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Apr. 23, 2018, Mobility Lab

Dog Owners for the Win

Owning a dog is great for companionship and cute Instagram posts. It also comes with some awesome health and wellness benefits. Benefits of Walking Dogs These are some of the most common benefits of owning a dog. Motivation to Exercise Dog owners know that even if you are not in the mood to meander around Read More
Apr. 18, 2018, WalkArlington

How to pass a transit referendum

Unfortunately, we are no longer in the era where local municipalities can expect federal and state dollars to provide the majority of funding for transportation projects. While there is still federal grant money available, these are not unconditional and require local funding and, as the president’s waffling on the omnibus spending bill, even this cannot... Read more » The post How to pass a transit referendum appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Apr. 17, 2018, Mobility Lab

Could Waze seriously be the one to “end traffic for good?” – Marriott

Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features with the goal of ending congestion — permanently. This is a fascinating look at the company in Marriott’s impressive magazine. The carpooling possibilities explored are especially intriguing: Waze’s “Connected Citizens Program, launched in 2014, essentially turns cities, transportation... Read more » The post Could Waze seriously be the one to “end traffic for good?” – Marriott appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Apr. 13, 2018, Mobility Lab

Go on a Hike in Arlington’s Backyard

Mere minutes from Rosslyn, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic trail winds through wooded hills and valleys along the Potomac River. The full trail extends 830 miles from the Ohio River Basin to the Chesapeake Bay, but a 10 mile stretch connects Arlington and McLean. It’s easy to forget that I-66 is just on the other Read More
Apr. 13, 2018, WalkArlington

How BART used social media to turn crisis into opportunity (and how WMATA didn’t)

March 16, 2016 was a very bad day for transit riders. Two major transit agencies – Washington DC’s WMATA and San Francisco’s BART – both stopped service. Unexplained voltage spikes on BART’s longest line took 50 railcars out of service, closing a section of tracks for several days and disrupting service for almost a month.... Read more » The post How BART used social media to turn crisis into opportunity (and how WMATA didn’t) appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Apr. 12, 2018, Mobility Lab

Here’s a handy little resource when you just need some Uber facts

The Consumer Reports-like product-rating company 16Best.net, which incidentally also offers Uber coupons, has produced an infographic titled “39 Facts About Uber.” It lists a wealth of information that’s not always easy to find, at least without about 39 different web searches. It’s fascinating to remember how young the company is, how still unknown it is outside... Read more » The post Here’s a handy little resource when you just need some Uber facts appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Apr. 11, 2018, Mobility Lab

Interview with Bipedal Soundscape Artists

This spring, the Arlington Art Truck hits the road to challenge traditional models of art venues. Its first piece is a stationary bicycle that activates a sound sculpture. Arlington Arts explains, “the pedaling powers a five-tiered turntable that houses custom vinyl records with distinct Arlington sounds. Visitors will control the speed of the turntables by Read More
Apr. 10, 2018, BikeArlington

Suzanne Patel

Suzanne Patel is the marketing manager for Arlington’s active transportation programs, including BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Capital Bikeshare and enjoys taking full advantage of commuting to work and exploring DC and Arlington on foot, by bike, bus, and Metro. by
Apr. 9, 2018, BikeArlington

Bike Life Skills: How to Donate an Old Bike

Do you have a bike that is a little unloved, because you’ve got lots of bike options in your garage, your current bike is too big or small, or you are one of the lucky ducks shopping for a new bike? Whatever your reasoning may be for wanting to get rid of a bike, consider Read More
Mar. 28, 2018, BikeArlington