Forget the Motor (City), sightsee Detroit by bicycle Forget the Motor (City), sightsee Detroit by bicycle
Forget the Motor (City), sightsee Detroit by bicycle
Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights? Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?
Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?
Columbus could set tone for the transportation system of the “smart city” Columbus could set tone for the transportation system of the “smart city”
Columbus could set tone for the transportation system of the "smart city"
Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes? Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes?
Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes?
Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips
Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips

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Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Sun
2016
TransportationCamp Texas 2016 @ Omni Houston Galleria Hotel
Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM

From organizers:

TransportationCamp Texas 2016, a partnership with the American Society Civil Engineers and the Houston and Austin Chapters of the Young Professionals in Transportation, aims to bring together diverse views and perspectives on pressing transportation issues in Texas. The event will take place on Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016, the first day of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development’s Spring conference in Houston, Texas. By hosting TransportationCamp at their semi-annual conference, YPT and ASCE are helping to create a unique TransportationCamp atmosphere, where technologists, transportation advocates, and users can come together in open conversation with the operators of Texas’ transportation providers.

Though it will take place during a conference, the event will be run as a standard “unconference” — sessions will be proposed on the day of the event, and will range in transportation topics based on the interest of the attendees.

Transportation Camp Texas will be held at the Omni Houston Galleria hotel located in Houston, Texas, beginning at 10 AM on June 26, 2016 (coffee and networking begin at 9 AM). Coffee will be included in the registration fee of $25, but guests will be expected to provide lunch on their own.

Registration is now open, at asce-ictd.org/transportationcamp.

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Transportation Techies: Metro Hack Night V
Jun 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

From the Transportation Techies event page:

Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. If you’ve made an app, hack, map or dataviz about Metrorail, sign up for our show & tell. So far we have:

Many thanks to our sponsors at WeWork and Mobility Lab for making this event possible!

To build your own Metro apps, hacks, and visualizations, find WMATA’s open data via PlanItMetro’s data-download tag, or use their developer tools.

Want to see what happened at Metro Hack Night IV? See WMATA hosts Metro Hack Night, announces more real-time data and Metro opens doors to app developers.

Follow @techiesdc for “Transportation Techies” updates. Use #metrohacknight for your own tweets.

Please RSVP on Meetup so we know how many people to expect.

 

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Mobility Lab Research

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 »

A closer look at who bikes to work in Arlington

A closer look at who bikes to work in Arlington


March 17, 2016    Stephen Crim

Last month, the District Department of Transportation released a map, broken down by census tract, of how many people commuted by bike in Northwest D.C. as part of its presentation on a proposed protected bike lane in Shaw. In a blog post over at BikeArlington, our Research Director Stephen Crim took a similar look at Arlington County’s commuting habits… Read more »

Arlington develops path for getting public on board with bikeshare

Arlington develops path for getting public on board with bikeshare


August 26, 2015    Jason Hardin

While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new. In just the last few years, many American cities have launched ambitious bikeshare services – with systems in at least 78 major U.S. cities – all aimed at providing a new transportation option. Planners have learned much about… Read more »

How Capital Bikeshare members use system is becoming clearer

How Capital Bikeshare members use system is becoming clearer


April 21, 2015    Paul Mackie

Since Capital Bikeshare’s previous surveys in 2011 and 2012, members of the Washington D.C. region’s bikeshare program have grown a little older, become more widespread throughout the region (rather than simply being from the urban core), and become more prominently affluent white males. This latest survey (see the full survey and executive summary here) –… Read more »

External Research

Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?

Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?


June 23, 2016    Jon Wergin

Part 3 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part two, which examines infrastructure usage, and part one, which looks at trip distances and times…. Read more »

Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes?

Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes?


June 22, 2016    Jon Wergin

Part 2 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part one, which examines general attributes of trips, here. As shown in the previous post, GPS… Read more »

Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips

Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips


June 21, 2016    Jon Wergin

A sample of Capital Bikeshare GPS trip data offers a unique look into rider behaviors This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Most bikeshare programs generate a wealth of data about their trips—where they… Read more »

Two keys to how autonomous vehicles could ease congestion

Two keys to how autonomous vehicles could ease congestion


June 16, 2016    Paul Mackie

Autonomous vehicles could soon lead us down the road so efficiently that they reduce traffic gridlock and air pollution while saving lives and money on infrastructure projects. On the other hand, people could be attracted to riding in self-driving cars more often, making our highways even more crowded. Autonomous vehicles could also generate more trips… Read more »