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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Uber and Lyft
Can "for-hire" services actually take cars off the road and reduce jams?
Getting People to Bike
Better data and better messages needed by bicycling advocates.
Bikes Are Not Toys
Effective messages to help get people on bikes for work and pleasure.
Bikelash!
Rather than worry about problems that accompany higher ridership, embrace them.
Broken Infrastructure
Let's include "people" in the plans to fix transportation "operations."

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Policy

Foxx and Garcetti

Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

October 23, 2014 11:18 AM
Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live, interviews U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts ... Read More

Education

Veronica O. Davis and Chris H

Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped

October 6, 2014 11:40 AM
Veronica O. Davis speaks at the podium as Arlington County Commuter Services bureau chief Chris Hamilton looks on. Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message. “Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, ... Read More

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Community Design

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6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

October 16, 2014 2:55 PM
Lisa Nisenson presents at a recent Lunch At the Lab. This article was originally published in Tech Cocktail. The trend is that governments are opening up data, as well as planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. TDM Takeaway City ... Read More

Education

Biking to work

“Bicycles Are Not Toys,” And Other Ways to Target Your Messages

October 20, 2014 5:01 PM
  In a recent article on Mobility Lab, bike advocate Veronica O. Davis noted that she thinks there is too much emphasis on “biking to work” and not enough on “biking for recreational purposes.” Interesting point, but I’m not sure I agree. Granted, if one is promoting utilitarian cycling, jumping ... Read More

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Education

Bikelash

How to Combat “Bikelash?” Embrace It

October 10, 2014 2:04 PM
There will always be those who are resistant to change. These are the people who fight the Columbia Pike Streetcar despite credible evidence of its return on investment. These are the ones who use rhetoric like “war on cars” and are fond of excessive punctuation. And lately, these are the ... Read More

Research

Carpool Roanoke

Uber, Lyft May Add Convenience … And Traffic Jams

September 24, 2014 10:14 AM
This article is adapted from one published at RIDE Solutions. Uber and Lyft aren’t in Roanoke yet, but they’re now, temporarily, legal in Virginia. For cities like mine, where Uber and Lyft will eventually arrive, it may be time to ask what these companies bring to the sustainable transportation table? As it ... Read More

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Research

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Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
Americans took a record 10.7 billion rides on U.S. transit systems in 2013. Who exactly were these riders, and why did they choose public transit over other options? A major report released today offers the latest and most comprehensive answers to this question of “changing attitudes … propelling recent ridership ... Read More

Community Design

Red Light

Red-Light Cameras Put People at Risk at Intersections, Let's Fix That

October 10, 2014 3:34 PM
While red light cameras are effective at deterring people from consciously running red lights, I would contend they are not at all effective in producing better drivers. While some people push the envelope or blatantly blow through a red light, many people simply have poor depth or time perception and ... Read More

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Transit Tech

Online Mapping

Building Better Online Transit Mapping For All

October 1, 2014 1:19 PM
One of the exciting aspects of the Arlington Transit Tech Initiative is how it rethinks the way information about travel options is visually presented. TDM Takeaway Improved online transit mapping is one of the many ways tech can increase public-transportation ridership. In April, we introduced you to the Transitive.js library, a web-based platform ... Read More

Community Design

Roanoke busker

Roanoke's Placemaking Shows a City on the Rise

October 7, 2014 11:11 AM
Big cities aren’t the only places working hard to create terrific communities. TDM Takeaway High-quality civic spaces and walkable downtowns are the building blocks of community. Public transportation is the next natural step in the process of placemaking. I was reminded of this fact when visiting Roanoke, Virginia over the past few days ... Read More

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  • German public transport companies win eco awards October 23, 2014
    Language English Two German public transport companies have been honoured with international environmental awards for their successful projects in the field of electric buses for transport and logistics. Leipzig’s public transport operator, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), won the ‘Concepts for employee motivation, training and safety’ category in the
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  • EV charging stations planned for Athens and Kozani (Greece) October 22, 2014
    Language English Greece's largest energy provider is set to install a number of charging stations for electric cars in Athens and the regional capital of West Macedonia, Kozani, it was recently announced. Fifteen charging stations will be installed and leased by the Greek energy provider PPC, including sites at the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy
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