Chris Hamilton

Community Design
Foxx and Garcetti

Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:18 AM

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 and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. And while it was acknowledged again and again that our infrastructure […]






by Chris Hamilton
Commentary
TDM in Arlington

Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success

Monday, July 7, 2014 4:34 PM

Two recent headlines really sum it up nicely for Arlington County, Virginia. As Arlington Booms, Traffic Drops was written by Canaan Merchant in Greater Greater Washington and The Suburb of the Future is Here – How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path toward sustainable urban development was by Henry Grabar […]






by Chris Hamilton
Community Design
Phase 1 of the Dulles Metrorail Megaproject off Route 123 near the future site of the Tysons East Station.

I-66 Doesn’t Need More Lanes or Expensive Infrastructure

Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:44 PM

Yes, Virginia Interstate 66 is a mess. Commuters are right to decry the congestion along this stretch of interstate, where travel times from Northern Virginia into D.C. are the longest in the region. But reports from Dr. Gridlock in the Washington Post that the state and federal governments are considering plans to add additional lanes onto I-66 are not […]






by Chris Hamilton
Economic Prosperity
Bikeswell

“Bikeswell” Details Arlington’s Vision as Best Biking City on East Coast

Friday, February 28, 2014 4:15 PM

Arlington County’s commitment to biking is pretty huge. And for any other place in the country looking to enhance its bicycling infrastructure and encourage a healthier populace and more vibrant cityscape – including attendees at the upcoming 2014 National Bike Summit on March 3-5 – BikeArlington’s recent Bikeswell movie is a must-see. Beyond the movie, […]






by Chris Hamilton
Transit Tech
Chris Hamilton TranspoCamp DC

Technology Will Fuel Transportation Needs of the Future

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:04 PM

TransportationCamp DC is all about providing technology tools to people so they can make the critical choices of getting from Point A to Point B and beyond. The convergence this year of hundreds of urbanists, transportation aficionados, and people who work with technology for a living all joined together on the Saturday last month before the […]






by Chris Hamilton
Mobility Lab Releases
Phil Carter at TransportationCamp DC 2012 featured

Transit Tech Ready for Center Stage at TransportationCamp DC This Saturday

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:49 PM

Commuters in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland are lucky to have so many options to get around the area. But it doesn’t happen without hard work behind the scenes. That’s where events like this Saturday’s 2nd Annual TransportationCamp Washington DC 2013 step in. There will be hundreds of really smart people joining together to generate […]






by Chris Hamilton
Toolkit
Chris Hamilton Mobility Video

The Personal Benefits of “Mobility Management”

Monday, December 17, 2012 12:21 PM

“Mobility management” is, from a personal perspective, about accessibility. It’s about having travel options that are superior to driving alone. For an individual, mobility management has a lot of benefits. You can save a lot of money. Often, you can also save time. You might save on the stress of getting caught in traffic. There’s […]






by Chris Hamilton
Research
Arlington Transit Ridership featured

Census Figures Show Transit Use Up in Washington Region – PlanItMetro

Monday, November 26, 2012 2:56 PM

Transit commuters in the Washington D.C. region are growing in rapid numbers. According to new figures recently posted at PlanItMetro, the blog of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), transit’s share of commuters rose from 14.6 percent of commuters in 2000 to 19.4 percent in 2011. In Arlington County, Virginia – just across the […]






by Chris Hamilton