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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.
Employee Commuter Benefits
Companies that change the transportation habits of their workers should be rewarded.
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

Economic Prosperity

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Employers Key to Transportation Fix

October 30, 2014 2:49 PM
This article was originally published by the Washington Business Journal. Everyone knows that Washington D.C. makes the infamous list for worst traffic in America. But local governments and nonprofit transportation organizations in the region are doing much to combat this unhappy albatross. TDM Takeaway Companies that are able to change the commuting ... Read More

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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

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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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

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

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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
12:00 PM Lunch At the Lab: The Road to Happiness @ Mobility Lab
Lunch At the Lab: The Road to Ha… @ Mobility Lab
Nov 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch At the Lab: The Road to Happiness @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Join us for Lunch at the Lab with Fionnuala Quinn, transportation engineer, Alta Planning and Design.  Fionnuala Quinn Fionnuala will lead us on a [...]

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RSS CommuterPage.com

  • Metro passengers urged to report blood, vomit October 31, 2014
    Passengers who see bodily fluids, such as blood or vomit on Metro trains or buses, are being asked to report what they see to drivers or station managers, so the bus or rail car can be taken out of service and sanitized. -- Kristi King, October 30, 2014, WTOP […]
  • First flowerpots, and now, a cycletrack October 31, 2014
    Last week, people noticed flowerpots appear on 6th Street NE between Gallaudet University and Union Market. But that wasn't all. Yesterday, officials put in the next piece: a cycletrack. -- Tony Goodman, October 30, 2014, GGW […]

RSS Planetizen

  • Mapping the Knowledge Domain of Planning October 31, 2014
    Tom Sanchez and Nader Afzalan explore the age old question, "what is planning?" in their new report published earlier this week.
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  • Cities Passing Up Opportunity to Amass Uber's Valuable Data October 31, 2014
    The legalization (or illegalization) process of Uber throughout the country allows city governments to leverage a data exchange with the company, but too many municipalities are passing up this momentous opportunity.
    Planetizen

RSS Eltis

  • Malta begins developing intelligent transport system October 31, 2014
    Language English Malta has started work on a nationwide intelligent transport system (ITS) that will help reduce traffic congestion and give public transport and emergency vehicles priority at traffic lights. The ITS will include the transmission of real-time information to residents on traffic conditions and the availability of parking at the island
    Lewis Macdonald
  • Czech railway line transformed into cycle path October 30, 2014
    Language English A new cycle path that follows the route of an old railway line has been opened between the cities of Hostašovice and Nový Jičín in the east of the Czech Republic. The 10-km route links villages along its length, with most stops including a sheltered rest area and information panels detailing local tourist attractions. In winter, when c
    Lewis Macdonald

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