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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Power of Storytelling
California transit agencies produce creative videos to boost ridership.
Protected Bike Lanes
A proven infrastructure winner deserves a closer look in more places.
Scavenger Hunt on Metro
A detailed journey taking in the sights of the system.
Light Rail in Minneapolis-St. Paul
The new Green Line is changing the cities and, with it, the way people get around.
What Should We Do About Streets?
They take up a third of our cities and are arguably not getting us anywhere.

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Community Design

The High Line in New York City

Are Streets, Like Fences, a Relic of Another Era?

August 27, 2014 10:54 AM
“Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost wrote in the poem “Mending Wall.” It is a line that captures the 1914 poem’s themes of boundaries, ownership, and privacy perfectly. But today, 100 years later, fences are becoming more of a quaint notion in an increasingly urbanized world. According to the ... Read More

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Transit Systems Tap Video’s Storytelling Ability to Attract, Inform Riders

August 25, 2014 2:37 PM
This article was originally published by METRO Magazine, by senior editor Nicole Schlosser. As a growing number of riders and the general public look to online videos for information and entertainment — video consumption in the U.S. has been generally increasing, according to comScore  — some transit systems are producing ... Read More

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Protected Bike Lane

Why Arlington (and Every Place) Needs More Protected Bike Lanes

August 22, 2014 11:51 AM
Chris Eatough, a former professional biker and the director of BikeArlington, envisions an Arlington County where there are more bikes than cars. In order to get there, says Eatough, the county needs to create a connected network of protected bike lanes. Eatough has spent the last five years helping to ... Read More

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Mini NYC

Suburbs – The Secret to D.C.'s Soaring Walkability?

August 14, 2014 1:55 PM
Washington D.C. is the most walkable metropolitan area in the U.S., according to a report by George Washington University and Smart Growth America. The District’s number-one ranking has surprised some, prompting them to ask how D.C. was able to surpass places such as New York City, which not only contains ... Read More

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Joey and Sam

Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours

August 20, 2014 12:06 PM
After preparing for our Metro scavenger hunt, which I detailed in a previous blog post, my roommate Joey and I were ready to begin. We decided to start our journey at 6:00 am sharp on Monday, August 11. We had spent the previous day calculating trip times between our various ... Read More

Community Design

Green Line Minn

New Light Rail Line Brings Transportation Choice to Minneapolis-St. Paul

August 18, 2014 1:39 PM
The Green Line is now open, connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul, as well as routing though the University of Minnesota campus. There have been lots of news stories about the opening of the new light rail line, the investment made with federal, state, and local money; the private investments made; and the investments yet to come. Was it ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

Sound Transit

Why Streetcars Aren't a Waste of Money

August 12, 2014 10:52 AM
This article was originally published at Architect This City. Last weekend a friend of mine sent me an article from The Economist talking about why trams, streetcars, and light rail are a waste of money. The argument is basically that steetcars are expensive, less efficient, and that — despite North America’s ... Read More

Community Design

Women's Group slideshow

New Women’s Group Hopes to Refine “The Arlington Way”

August 22, 2014 9:07 AM
“The Arlington Way” is viewed as one of the first and best examples of civic engagement at the local level. However, the drumbeat of criticism and opposition to all manner of needed investments suggest the Arlington Way as we know it is falling short. There are many factors likely at ... Read More

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Research

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A Wiggle, Protected Lanes, and Bikeshare Bring Hope to San Francisco Bicycle Commuting

August 15, 2014 10:16 AM
I got to explore San Francisco by bicycle over a couple of days during this month’s crucially educational Association for Commuter Transportation conference. There’s no doubt the city is a leader at promoting bike riding. However, even in San Francisco, where dozens of ... Read More

Video Spotlight

Ballston and the Silver Line: A Big Opportunity

July 24, 2014 1:09 PM
The new Silver Line connects the economically-crucial Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia with the rest of the region by Metrorail. With Phase I complete, a ... Read More

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For September, we’ll be discussing three tech projects and their impact on local transportation issues. • Nick Ramfos of MWCOG will show us the organization’s new Commuter Connections app [...]
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Ben Ross’ new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, is drawing praise for its well-researched analysis of why so many [...]

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    The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020, ULI Columbus, and planning firm Calthorpe and Associates to head up a new effort called insight2050 that will develop "objective analytical tools" to prepare for growth.
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