Mobility Lab is the source of research and best practices for advocates working to increase awareness about better transportation options.
The Eno Center for Transportation is at the forefront of this national dialogue of developing appropriate public policy responses to these changes, and highlighting best practices both domestically and abroad. Building off Eno’s 2016 Convergence, Capital Convergence 2017 will focus on specific examples from metropolitan Washington and across the country. After all, Washington was one of the first places in the country to authorize ride-hailing apps, clear the way legally for autonomous vehicles, permit car-sharing services, deploy dynamic tolling and pricing projects, and launch a high-tech bike-share system.
Event highlights will include transportation technology demonstrations, an exciting keynote address, and a networking reception held during the Washington Auto Show’s Sneak Peak.
The conference, which is a part of Eno’s larger Digital Cities research and policy platform, brings together decision makers, government leaders, industry experts, academics, implementers, and visionaries to share their experiences with the convergence of transportation technology and public policy at the local, state and federal levels.
See the day’s agenda and list of speakers here.
Mobility Lab is a media sponsor for Capital Convergence 2017.
What do ridesharing apps, autonomous vehicles and outdated infrastructure have in common? According to some, all are contributing factors to the ultimate demise of public transit. With big changes to the transportation landscape underway, what does this mean for public transit and the future of mobility? Does mass transit even stand a chance of surviving, much less thriving?
The answer lies in optimizing multi-modal transit and creating the best path for riders’ entire journey across all options. By taking a user-first approach that Uber and others have successfully implemented, transit providers can blow up the barriers that keep people from using mass transit in the first place.
- Why is the future of transit a multimodal one – and what does Elon Musk’s master plan get right and wrong about mobility?
- How can auto-oriented towns and cities develop a new blueprint for moving around a city?
- What’s the future of mobility look like on university campuses–and how does campus safety factor into current transit planning?
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Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options
Arlington’s work to improve military base transportation options gets top marks Look at a map of Arlington County, Virginia, and it’s easy to see just how much of it is covered by Arlington National Cemetery and the crescent moon-shaped Fort Myer-Henderson Hall military base on its western border. But, considering Arlington’s wide array of public… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Ever since the car began dominating the way people move throughout the United States, bicycling and walking have become often dangerous and shunted propositions. Decades later, more engineers, planners, and developers are understanding the importance of rethinking the car-centered designs of roads in order to mitigate the dangers they pose for pedestrians. Today, Smart Growth… Read more »
From tiny data-gathering initiatives to widespread carpooling ideas, here are our 10 most-read articles from the past year. 1. The yellow bicycle button that gets the attention of city leaders Swedish company Hovding, makers of the explosively inflating bike helmet, paired with the London Cyclists Campaign to create a simple button that cyclists could use to record… Read more »
The potential benefits of walking and biking in Colorado are immense, according to a new study prepared for the state Office of Economic Development and Trade [PDF]. BBC Research and Consulting found that the statewide economic benefits of walking and biking total $1.6 billion annually. The health impact is worth $3.2 billion annually. But despite… Read more »
Bikeshares benefit their cities in small, varying, and sometimes imperfect ways. Such cautious and incremental gains aren’t the stuff of bold headlines. But they’re small because the idea doesn’t need a complete rethink. Perhaps that’s because the original idea itself was pretty radical. In fact, maybe it’s not really about bikes at all. We get… Read more »