June 2012

Community Design
Zurich parking tickets

In Zürich, Transit Means You Can Always Be on Time

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:22 PM

I recently visited Zürich, Switzerland, and one of many nice things about the city is that transit is much more stable than cars. You always know when you’re going to get to where you want to go. In fact, Zürich has decreased traffic by 10 percent since 1990. So it’s not surprising that the city is consistently […]

by Howard Jennings
Community Design

Citizens Make Big Impact with Low-cost Bus Stop Seating

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:26 PM

A really good “transit trend” article from our friend Matt Caywood at Greater Greater Washington is worth reprinting here.  For weary bus riders, especially seniors and people with disabilities, comfortable seating at bus shelters is a necessity. Even while many governments expand bus service, they often regard seating as an unaffordable or unneeded luxury. In one […]

by Paul Mackie
Pop Culture

Mobility Celebrities: Jack Black Builds Bike Safety on Facebook

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:29 AM

The other day, musician and movie star Jack Black (his new film, Bernie, is well worth watching) posted this photo on his Facebook page. As of Wednesday morning, it has more than 16,000 “likes,” more than 700 comments, and nearly 500 “shares.” That got me thinking, while I was in the shower after my bicycle […]

by Paul Mackie
Lego Biker

BikeArlington Brings Legomania to Bicycle Safety

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:37 PM

Thing I love today: BikeArlington‘s new public-service announcement. If this 38-second video (produced in association with Sean Kenney’s Art with Lego Bricks) doesn’t get you to follow the bicycle rules of the road, I don’t know what will. The video is part of Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet and Be a PAL safety campaign.

by Paul Mackie
Community Design

Planning Your Bike Trip Around Nation’s Capital is About to Get Even Easier

Friday, June 22, 2012 4:32 PM

Do you want to know which bike routes through the city are the most simple, have the best surface, have the fewest hills to climb, and are the safest? These are among the final touches being added to an online DC bicycle trip planner crowdsourced by a group of bike and open-source data hackers. They […]

by Paul Mackie
CaBi briefing in Mobility Lab

Capital Bikeshare User Survey Featured on Fox News, Other Outlets

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:06 PM

Great feature segment from Fox 5 DC as a result of yesterday’s release of the Capital Bikeshare user survey, held in The Mobility Lab (pictured below). For more news coverage, go here and here. And for the press release and survey report, go here.  

by Paul Mackie

White Paper #1 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and the Long-Term Impact of the Rising Price of Gas

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:20 AM

The Mobility Collaborative’s first white paper discusses the impact of rising gas prices on household budgets and travel behavior. Research and previous behaviors suggest that price increases alone are not going to be enough to change how people think about mobility. The Mobility Collaborative discusses the myth frequently believed by both the general public and […]

by Paul Mackie
The Mobility Collaborative

About The Mobility Collaborative

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:19 AM

The Mobility Collaborative is a think tank focused on creating mobility access for the next generation of communities. It was initially convened by Arlington County, Virginia, and is comprised of recognized national and international thought-leaders who offer informed perspectives on some major forces shaping 21st century metropolitan communities. The focus of the collaborative is on […]

by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity

2011-2012 Capital Bikeshare Member Survey

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:59 AM

Presented here are some of the results of the Capital Bikeshare Customer Use and Satisfaction Survey conducted for the Capital Bikeshare program in late 2011 and released in June 2012. Capital Bikeshare, a program jointly owned and sponsored by the District of Columbia and Arlington County, VA and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Inc., offers […]

by ACCS Research Team

New Survey Finds Capital Bikeshare Users Drive Less and Save Big

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:30 AM

Capital Bikeshare members save an average of $891 per year and collectively reduce their driving miles by 5 million per year. These are just some of the findings from an extensive report released today regarding the annual survey of members of the regional bikesharing program. The report contains detailed insight into how people are using Capital […]

by Paul Mackie