This article was originally published by TransLoc. As a rule, trends are difficult to predict—and the rule definitely applies to transit. From new legislation to groundbreaking technology, there’s always something impacting the industry’s trajectory. After reading tea leaves and consulting the stars, here’s what we at TransLoc [Editor’s note: TransLoc is a North Carolina-based tech company... Read more »
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Jan. 19, 2018, Mobility Lab
More data is needed from the Uber and Lyfts of the world so we can understand their societal effects. And since that data is usually difficult to get ahold of, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago have begun some creative workarounds. Northeastern University researchers built a software script that scraped reams of vehicle location data for... Read more »
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Jan. 18, 2018, Mobility Lab
As one of several fascinating presentations last week at Mobility Lab’s latest Transportation Techies’ meetup – Bike Hack Night VIII – Michael Graham has created spider maps of bike networks to provide a new perspective on how routes connect – or don’t – to each other. The stylized, Metro-esque maps represent Graham’s larger vision of... Read more »
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Jan. 18, 2018, Mobility Lab
The past two years have undoubtedly been important for the growth of bikeshare in the United States. New programs sprouted in 82 communities in 2017, and total annual trips grew from 300,000 to 30 million across the country between 2010 and 2016. Even with all that going on, many eyes have turned towards new players... Read more »
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Jan. 13, 2018, Mobility Lab
TransportationCamp DC 2018, this past Saturday at Arlington, Va.’s George Mason University, was a smorgasbord of wonderful topics and discussion. Packed with thoughtful and knowledgeable people, for every panel one attended there were five that, tragically, one had to miss. It is impossible to do the event justice or give credit to all the wonderful ideas... Read more »
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Jan. 10, 2018, Mobility Lab
The 7th annual TransportationCamp DC, taking place at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, is slated to be a hot and cold affair. Cold because it’s supposed to feel like minus 5 degrees as people arrive Saturday morning. Hot because, once you get inside, it will be transportation nirvana – what many have said over the... Read more »
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Jan. 5, 2018, Mobility Lab
If you live in a city, biking saves time and money. Using a bike as transportation around town also helps your well being even more than taking it out once a week for a workout session. If you want to get serious about biking, you have a couple of options which are bike to work Read More Jan. 4, 2018, BikeArlington
The Arlington PAL Ambassador program is looking ahead towards 2018 to continue our efforts in making Arlington a safer place to get around for all. That’s why, in January, we’ll be asking the community to share their New Year’s resolutions on how they will be a better PAL—Predictable, Alert, and Lawful road user—while walking, biking, Read More Dec. 23, 2017, BikeArlington
Two things we know are good for you, without a doubt, and especially good for children: reading and physical activity. The research is undeniable. For the holiday season, we’ve done the public service of finding great children’s books that inspire active transportation, so you can give a gift that keeps on giving. Many of them Read More Dec. 16, 2017, WalkArlington
Arlington County residents overwhelmingly support biking and prioritizing separated bike lanes, according to a recent survey by Mobility Lab. 89% of respondents said they would like to bike more often, and 62% reported that more separated bikes lanes would help them get there. The researchers found that different neighbors throughout the county had similar opinions. Read More Nov. 28, 2017, BikeArlington