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Clif Bar proves having a “wellness yogi” will improve your commute

Big (and small) companies are oddly modest about the transportation benefits they offer. Which becomes even stranger as the battle to recruit employees continues to get tougher and the commute itself increasingly gains exposure as a way companies can have competitive advantages. (As if Amazon’s HQ2s locating in the public-transportation meccas of DC and New... Read more » The post Clif Bar proves having a “wellness yogi” will improve your commute appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Nov. 16, 2018, Mobility Lab

How to Shop for Groceries Without a Car

I decided to sell my car in 2010 while I was living in Arlington. I didn’t use it for much, because I walked to the Metro every day for work, took the bus to do my shopping, and wandered on foot to Clarendon to socialize. Fast forward to 2018, and I still live without a Read More
Nov. 15, 2018, WalkArlington

Amazon could boost Metro ridership, but that’s not a done deal

A key part of why Amazon, the world’s second trillion-dollar company, chose Crystal City in Arlington, Va., today as a second headquarters location is transportation. The office-park neighborhood is supported by Metrorail, Metroway (the Washington, DC region’s only bus rapid transit route), plenty of bus routes, and National Airport. This is a great opportunity for... Read more » The post Amazon could boost Metro ridership, but that’s not a done deal appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Nov. 14, 2018, Mobility Lab

Rethinking transportation would greatly improve the health of Americans

Long commutes and sedentary lifestyles are damaging to personal and public health, but while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a healthier United States, our transportation network itself can serve as preventive healthcare. The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other country. In 2016, total healthcare spending exceeded $3.3 trillion dollars... Read more » The post Rethinking transportation would greatly improve the health of Americans appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Nov. 9, 2018, Mobility Lab

How Local Businesses Create Vibrant Communities

Small local businesses are the lifeblood of Arlington County and provide so many benefits: a sense of community identity, job creation, a better shopping experience, and places for people to gather, just to name a few. Shopping local keeps your money here in Arlington and is a direct investment in our community. When you shop Read More
Nov. 7, 2018, WalkArlington

City dwellers feel at home outside of their homes, too, IKEA survey finds

Think of all of the classic sitcoms we love. Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and even That’s So Raven: their city-dwelling characters spend equally as much time in “third spaces” – community spaces outside of the home – as in their actual homes. These third spaces, like coffee shops or the local bar, were extensions of their... Read more » The post City dwellers feel at home outside of their homes, too, IKEA survey finds appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Nov. 2, 2018, Mobility Lab

Bike Social Scene: Coffee Meetups & Coffeeneuring

Fall has arrived in Arlington, leaves have started to change colors, and temperatures are dipping overnight. It’s a great time of year to combine two of my favorite things: a casual bike ride and a perfect cup of coffee. If you’re looking for a good excuse to ride bikes and drink coffee this fall, like Read More
Oct. 24, 2018, BikeArlington

How One Couple is Exploring Every Street in Arlington

“How many miles are there to walk in Arlington?” is a question that recently landed in WalkArlington’s inbox. Arlington maintains hundreds of miles of roadway, 94 miles of trails, and nearly 49 miles of multi-use trails, but the exact answer remains elusive. But what we really wanted to know is why Eileen, an Arlington resident, Read More
Oct. 24, 2018, WalkArlington

Lee Highway is Full of History, Food & Style

Lee Highway is many things to many people—a place to hang out, where they live, a historic roadway, and a connection to community amenities. It’s impossible to capture everything about historic Route 29 (even just the part that runs through Arlington), so we’re sharing a few of our favorite things that make this corridor unique. Read More
Sep. 28, 2018, WalkArlington

Take a Family Bike Ride with Kidical Mass

Going out on a bike ride with kids is a wonderful treat, and riding in a group adds fun and a feeling of safety and comfort. We organize Kidical Mass Arlington rides to bring groups of families together to ride together around Arlington. Why Ride With Us For many families, finding information about how to Read More
Sep. 13, 2018, BikeArlington

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