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Study shows consumer demand is lagging far behind development of autonomous driving tech

The bros from tech and auto companies have talked a very convincing game for a while now about how autonomous vehicles will save lives. And it’s a good talking point because just about anything would be an improvement over the shockingly distracted drivers unleashed all over our roads. But their true hurdle may arrive in the form... Read more » The post Study shows consumer demand is lagging far behind development of autonomous driving tech appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 22, 2018, Mobility Lab

How to bring transportation freedom to the suburbs

We’ve talked a lot about multimodal transportation in suburban and rural areas. Now it’s time to discuss how we can make it happen. Here are a few concrete steps local governments and transit providers can take to reduce the amount of times their residents drive alone – and how they can increase everybody’s quality of... Read more » The post How to bring transportation freedom to the suburbs appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 21, 2018, Mobility Lab

Tax ALL Uber rides, including shared ones

This op-ed is in response to David Alpert’s article about taxing single-user TNC trips but not shared ones.  To raise money for Washington, DC’s portion of dedicated Metro funding, the city has proposed raising a tax on app-based ride hailing. Some on the city council have proposed that shared rides on these services, such as... Read more » The post Tax ALL Uber rides, including shared ones appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 20, 2018, Mobility Lab

The best way to do microtransit? Have transit agencies operate it

We’ve written skeptically about how genuine microtransit services and ride-hailing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are about truly enhancing transit ridership and accessibility. For instance: When I asked four such entrepreneurs what percentage of rides their services provide are “first mile” or to transit, 150 people [in attendance at a recent mobility conference] could hear... Read more » The post The best way to do microtransit? Have transit agencies operate it appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 18, 2018, Mobility Lab

When it comes to AVs, why is no one talking about induced demand?

Yesterday, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) released its report on the impact of autonomous vehicles on the United States workforce. Though there are short-term costs such as jobs that were previously done by humans being replaced by automation, the report argues that the benefits far outweigh the costs for the American worker. There is certainly a... Read more » The post When it comes to AVs, why is no one talking about induced demand? appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 14, 2018, Mobility Lab

Congestion pricing is the fair way to fix traffic

Congestion pricing has become the topic du jour among transportation planners and decision-makers alike, but for the sake of this article, we’ll refer to it as mobility pricing. Mobility pricing can take many forms, whether it’s charging a fee for driving through downtown or a variable pricing structure that adjusts to peak demand. For major... Read more » The post Congestion pricing is the fair way to fix traffic appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jun. 13, 2018, Mobility Lab

Tackling the Top 5 Barriers to Biking

If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a bike ride, don’t let some common misconceptions keep you from the simple joy and convenience of using a bike to get around! Myth 1 Biking requires too much gear. The Truth: You don’t need a lot of snazzy gear to get started riding. All you need is Read More
Jun. 11, 2018, BikeArlington

Katy Lang

Katy Lang is the Program Manager for WalkArlington. She started living car-free in Arlington eight years ago and is passionate about pedestrian safety and finding great running routes. by
Jun. 8, 2018, WalkArlington

What to Do if “Every Day is Bike to Work Day” for You

Bike to Work Day is a region-wide celebration of people getting to work by bike, whether it’s your first time trying it out or you’ve been doing it for 20 years. It’s an opportunity for people to feel the sun on their cheeks and the wind in their hair as they try something new, and Read More
May. 9, 2018, BikeArlington

4 Ways to Get Rolling for Bike to School Day

National Bike & Walk to School Day, Wednesday, May 9, is a celebration encouraging students to bike or walk to school and promotes the health benefits of active transportation. Create a New & Healthy Routine Walking one mile or biking two miles to and from school each day knocks out half of the physical activity Read More
May. 3, 2018, BikeArlington