May 2012

Community Design
Walkability expert Dan Burden (right) works with the Michigan Municipal League and several Michigan communities.

Today’s Most Valuable Real Estate = Yesterday’s Slums

Monday, May 28, 2012 12:12 PM

Chris Leinberger, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution with a real-estate background, makes perhaps the strongest argument yet that the most bikable and walkable communities are the communities of the future, and the ones with the most market value when it comes time to sell your place. These communities may be located in rural […]

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Newsroom
Teens Out and About

Americans Are Driving Less. Are You?

Friday, May 25, 2012 9:05 AM

This article was originally published by Anne Factor at goDCgo. Americans, especially the young, are driving less. We’ve been hearing this for a while now and have recently seen a flurry of new reports, statistics, articles and editorials documenting and trying to explain the downward trend. The theories put forth are varied and all seem […]

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Community Design
WAMU interviews Chris Zimmerman

Arlington and DC “Catching Up” With the Rest of the World on Transit

Monday, May 21, 2012 3:04 PM

WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington DC just aired an interesting feature by reporter Martin di Caro (pictured interviewing Chris Zimmerman of the Arlington County Board). It essentially captured that the DC region is one of the top places in the U.S. for transportation mobility options. Compared to many places throughout the rest of the world, however, we […]

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Newsroom
Bike to Work Day 2008

Pit Stops Overflowing with Registered Riders as Tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day Takes Shape

Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:20 PM

The final push is on for registration for Bike to Work Day. It’s shaping up that some of the most popular pit stops for tomorrow morning’s event throughout the region will be the Reagan Building downtown, and a whole series of Virginia stops, including Rosslyn, Old Town Alexandria, Ballston, Crystal City, and Reston. In Maryland, […]

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Map of NoVa Transit

Public Encouraged to Help Sculpt Transportation Options Throughout DC Metro Region

Monday, May 14, 2012 11:30 AM

The first of three public meetings will be held tomorrow night to get citizen input for a study that will help shape (and hopefully ease) the way people get around the Washington D.C. metro region. “It’s worth coming out to get in your two cents worth,” said Howard Jennings, a member of the stakeholders committee […]

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Research

Ongoing Regional Plans 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012 10:59 AM

  VTrans 2035 Update Not on the map – statewide. Description: Virginia’s statewide long-range multimodal transportation plan. Identifies large scale state priorities. Locals are invited to comment at information sessions. Key dates: Originally adopted in 2009. Update complete December 2012. Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan Description: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will develop […]

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Research

Arlington County releases new report “Major Planning Corridors – Demographic Trends”

Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:35 AM

Major Planning Corridors – Demographic Trends examines trends among the Major Planning Corridors and Arlington County using the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.  The variables discussed in this document include: population, density, age generations, diversity, education, income, work place, means to work, time to work, and vehicle availability.  Full data tables of these variables are […]

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Research

Can Improved Suburban Transit Services Get More Cars Off the Road?

Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:33 AM

http://www.humantransit.org/2012/05/does-suburban-local-service-get-cars-off-the-road.html

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Research
Minneapolis light rail

Twin Cities Study Shows Light Rail is a Healthy Option

Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:18 AM

A Health Impact Assessment has just been released for the rezoning ordinance that could help implement transit-oriented development along the central corridor light-rail line in the Twin Cities. The line runs along the 11-mile stretch of University Avenue connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul. The assessment was conducted to look at the potential impacts of infrastructure development on […]

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Bike Month Has Even More Support This Year

Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:16 AM

It is wonderful to see everyone from politicians to government agencies including US DOT and FHWA, to non-profits and even AAA pulling in the same direction to make bicycling a viable transportation option. FHWA’s  Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program demonstrates that education and engineering can work together to make bicycling more convenient and safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is […]

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