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5 Golden Rules for All Trail Users

Its summertime, and we must admit that the livin’ is pretty easy. Whether you love a morning jog, biking to work, an evening stroll, or all of the above, there are plenty of great places to do it in Arlington. Specifically, our great network of shared-use trails and paths. Once the weather is nice, we Read More
Jul. 18, 2018, BikeArlington

Apply to our fall semester internship!

We’re looking for a great writer and transportation advocate to join our team as our paid, part-time intern for the fall semester. Mobility Lab researches and tells stories about transportation choices. Our interns are talented in creative, investigative, and curious writing and can spot the important parts worth communicating within any research. Interns are tasked with... Read more » The post Apply to our fall semester internship! appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jul. 18, 2018, Mobility Lab

Study: Conversations with people we trust often determines travel mode switch

The evidence is pretty clear that large life shifts such as a new job or new home are the biggest drivers of getting people to reconsider – hopefully with sustainability, health, cost, and other benefits in mind – the ways they regularly travel from place to place. But a recent study of people in Berlin,... Read more » The post Study: Conversations with people we trust often determines travel mode switch appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jul. 18, 2018, Mobility Lab

When biking and walking get lumped together, people get hurt

Sacramento-based journalist Hilary Abramson loved active modes of transportation. A transplant from the East Coast, she loved walking, and regularly scaled San Francisco’s steep hills before moving to Sacramento. She had cycled daily as a kid, and as an adult sometimes rode with her husband, a regular cyclist. On a pleasant spring day in 2014,... Read more » The post When biking and walking get lumped together, people get hurt appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jul. 16, 2018, Mobility Lab

Grand Central was designed for luxury travel. That’s why commuters love it

What do you get when you combine decadent architecture, top-notch engineering, and 750,000 daily commuters? If you’ve been to New York, you probably already know. For over a hundred years, Grand Central Terminal has served as a town square, a cultural icon, and one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world. As cities around... Read more » The post Grand Central was designed for luxury travel. That’s why commuters love it appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jul. 12, 2018, Mobility Lab

Can North Korea skip cars?

While it’s impossible to predict when, North Korea will open up one day. Car companies will likely try to take advantage of this, advertising their products as a symbol of the country’s newfound freedom. But if the people decide to stand up for that freedom, perhaps – with some international assistance – they can develop... Read more » The post Can North Korea skip cars? appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jul. 10, 2018, Mobility Lab

Summer Reading Picks for Younger Riders

In honor of Arlington Public Libraries launching their 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, we wanted to highlight some of APS Librarian, Theresa Flynn’s, favorite books about walking and biking for young readers. The full list was complied ahead of Bike and Walk to School Day, but we think great books about walking and biking are even Read More
Jun. 25, 2018, BikeArlington

Join the Bike Social Scene: Group Rides

Riding a bike by yourself, wind in your hair, smile on your face is a great thing. And doing it with other people can be downright delightful. If you’re unable to convince any of your friends to join you, perhaps a group ride can fill that void. (And help you meet more bike-y friends.) Luckily, Arlington Read More
Jun. 13, 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
Jun. 9, 2018, WalkArlington

ART 41, 42: Weekend Detour for 2018 Taste of Arlington

Due to road closures for Taste of Arlington, ART 41 and 42 will detour on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
May. 17, 2018, ART