Bike to Work Day 2017 sets new records for the D.C. region Bike to Work Day 2017 sets new records for the D.C. region
Bike to Work Day 2017 sets new records for the D.C. region
Boston advocacy group looks to reshape how people see the humble bus Boston advocacy group looks to reshape how people see the humble bus
Boston advocacy group looks to reshape how people see the humble bus
Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access
Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access
In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership? In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?
In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?
Transit is key for new Alexandria development Transit is key for new Alexandria development
Transit is key for new Alexandria development

Mobility Lab is a center for research, policy, and communications – and transportation options for all.

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Upcoming Events

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Movimiento Forum @ Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
May 22 @ 9:00 AM – May 23 @ 12:00 PM

 

The annual Movimiento Forum from Communities in Motion, will take place on May 22 and 23. Mobility Lab managing director Howard Jennings will give the keynote on May 22. The forum centers on these two ideas:

  • As mobility is rapidly changing there needs to be a voice to help guide the conversation so that stakeholders can make intelligent decisions on what improves our communities.
  • Technological innovation is a wonderful tool that is advancing mobility but if it leads to more sprawl and congestion we are moving backward.

The inaugural Movimento Forum will highlight the changes to mobility that are enhancing our community’s quality of life.

To register, and for a complete schedule, visit the host site here.

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Mobility Lab Research

Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather

Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather


April 18, 2017    Angela Urban

Has there been an increase in biking in Arlington due to Washington D.C.’s region-wide SafeTrack initiative to repair Metrorail? It’s a difficult question to answer at this point. BikeArlington has already reported that there were increases up to 75 percent over 2015 daily averages in bike traffic at the Rosslyn-Custis Trail bike counter during the… Read more »

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments


February 16, 2017    Wendy Duren

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options

Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options


July 13, 2016    Paul Mackie

Arlington’s work to improve military base transportation options gets top marks Look at a map of Arlington County, Virginia, and it’s easy to see just how much of it is covered by Arlington National Cemetery and the crescent moon-shaped Fort Myer-Henderson Hall military base on its western border. But, considering Arlington’s wide array of public… Read more »

Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?

Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?


April 11, 2016    Adam Russell

The sudden Metrorail shutdown on March 16 took nearly everyone by surprise, and was a nearly unprecedented move by WMATA. While the decision disrupted the commutes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, it did provide agencies with an opportunity to observe how the other components of the D.C. region’s transportation system handled the new demand…. Read more »

External Research

Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access

Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access


May 17, 2017    Ethan Goffman

New study examines how bus and bicycling travel times interact in stressful street networks As cities move forward with ambitious plans to revamp bus services and add dedicated bike infrastructure, which in turn will help draw riders and bicyclists, the level of comfort in nearby streets still play a large role. Streets free of the… Read more »

In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?

In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?


May 11, 2017    Paul Mackie

Arlington County, Va., includes carsharing in its Master Transportation Plan because it adds important connections to and from its already-rich transit infrastructure. But for car-owning Arlington households, how does carsharing fit within their transportation needs? For one, cost can play a large role. Marietta Gelfort, a carsharing analyst for the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, recently took a detailed… Read more »

Transit is key for new Alexandria development

Transit is key for new Alexandria development


May 9, 2017    Gabriel Morey

Circulators, frequent buses could ease potential traffic from booming development plan Tucked into the southern edge of Alexandria, Va., between the Washington Beltway and Duke Street is the 230-acre Eisenhower East corridor. This formerly industrial area encompasses some of the newest development in Alexandria, including the Patent and Trademark Office (above) and the Carlyle Center office… Read more »

Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?

Will growth of shared mobility make people more willing to share their own cars?


April 25, 2017    Paul Mackie

As many as 95 percent of trips in big cities could be shared with no more than a 5-minute inconvenience for riders, according to a recent report co-authored by Carlo Ratti of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab. Back in 2010, the Albany Times Union did some interesting reporting to delve into why New York State residents… Read more »