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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Considering Millennials
If cities want to attract this generation, they need to provide public transit.
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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Research

LaHood Safe Routes

Safe Routes to School Programs Can Boost Walking and Bicycling by 30 Percent

October 28, 2014 5:02 PM
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks to kids in Washington D.C. about Safe Routes to School. This article was originally published at Safe Routes to School’s D.C. Region blog. Streetsblog reports on a new study that found schools with Safe Routes to School programs could boost the number of children walking and ... Read More

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

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Community Design

Parkign sign

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

Research

Matt Smith

As Driving Habits Change, Places That Cater to Millennials Thrive

October 24, 2014 12:10 PM
An employment opportunity brought Matt Smith (above), a 30-year old business-development manager, to the Washington D.C. area from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania in 2009. He chose to live in Arlington because of its urban feel and plethora of transportation options. “Arlington feels like D.C. to me, but it’s cleaner and greener,” said Smith, ... 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

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

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

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

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Upcoming Events

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8:00 AM goDCgo’s Employer Transit Ordinance Workshop @ Busboys and Poets
goDCgo’s Employer Transit Ordina… @ Busboys and Poets
Nov 6 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
goDCgo's Employer Transit Ordinance Workshop @ Busboys and Poets | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Join Mobility Lab partner goDCgo for: Employer Transit Ordinance Workshop: Benefits for Your Organization RSVP here Learn how implementing a transit-benefit program to employees in [...]
6:00 PM Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night II @ Mobility Lab
Transportation Techies: Bike Hac… @ Mobility Lab
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night II @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
RSVP by either registering at our Meetup page or by emailing Michael Schade. For our second Bike Hack Night, we’re going to look at [...]
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2014
6:00 PM Transportation Techies: CaBi Hack Night III @ WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
Transportation Techies: CaBi Hac… @ WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
Dec 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Transportation Techies: CaBi Hack Night III @ WeWork Wonder Bread Factory | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Putting out the call for new and exciting apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. Read about CaBiHackNight I and CaBiHackNight II to get an idea of how [...]

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  • Fairfax County has a Bicycle Master Plan October 29, 2014
    At their meeting today the Fairfax County Board of Suprvisors unanimously adopted the county's first-ever bicycle master plan. -- October 28, 2014, FABB […]
  • UberX, Lyft win key battle in D.C. Council October 29, 2014
    While Washington cabbies -- organized by the Teamsters Union -- protested outside the Wilson Building this morning, the D.C. Council passed a bill that legalizes the so-called ride-sharing services. -- Martin Di Caro, October 28, 2014, WAMU […]

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  • Lithuanian city approves free public transport October 29, 2014
    Language English The local council of the small city of Skuodas in Lithuania has voted in favour allowing residents and visitors to use public transport for free.
    Lewis Macdonald
  • Carpathian states sign sustainable transport protocol October 28, 2014
    Language English A number of European countries have signed a protocol committed to strengthening and facilitating co-operation in the development of sustainable freight and passenger transport infrastructure. The agreement, signed by government representatives of nations in the Carpathian region, creates a framework to reduce the negative social, economic,
    Lewis Macdonald

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