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… Read more »
Month: June 2012
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
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… Read more »
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.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »