Paul Mackie

Economic Prosperity
Boulder

Boulder Makes It Easy for Low-Income Residents to Take Bus, Bike, and Carshare

Monday, December 22, 2014 3:41 PM

When someone gives up her only parking spot in front of her home for a carshare vehicle for the whole community, you know you’re getting through to people. That’s exactly what happened in Boulder, Colorado – and may be happening even more soon – as a unique partnership began this year between the local housing […]






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Community Design
Rideshare

Mobility Lab’s Top 10 Stories of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014 1:57 PM

Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft Are Great Options, But They Are Not Ridesharing Companies– Although these companies still mistakenly refer to themselves as “ridesharing” services, they should be commended for giving people more transportation options and beginning to allow people to actually share rides (thus, potentially taking drive-alone trips off the roads) through new offshoots like Lyft […]






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Transit People DC

Mobility Lab Express #52 – December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 3:02 PM

Nearly all of our most recent stories at MobilityLab.org have been about the fast-moving and shifting landscape of transportation options. It seems like every week we hear about new and easier ways for people to move around their communities. Mobility Lab Express #52 – December 15, 2014 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: Time is On Our […]






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Mobility Lab Express #51 – December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014 1:54 PM

Congress may soon restore an equivalent tax break for transit commuters that would match the current parking subsidy. Meanwhile, it’s important to point out that big businesses and small ones alike can reap rewards from offering transit benefits to employees. Mobility Lab Express #51 – December 1, 2014 Also in this issue: INFOGRAPHIC: A graphic representation of […]






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Mobility Lab Express #50 – November 15, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:48 AM

Now 50 issues and 2 years into Mobility Lab Express, we have lots to give thanks for, including: You: We started the Express e-newsletter with a list of a couple thousand people in our network. We now have triple that number of subscribers with about 30 new ones each week (and almost never any unsubscribes). Mobility Lab Express #50 – […]






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Mobility Lab Express #49 – November 1, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 12:20 PM

Civic leaders around the country are tackling the normally staid topics of urban planning and traffic engineering on their own terms. Read about the 6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner. Mobility Lab Express #49 – November 1, 2014 Also in this issue: POLICY: Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now. EDUCATION: […]






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Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:09 PM

When we recently visited Roanoke, Virginia for CityWorks(X)po, we learned how Roanoke’s downtown public plaza was actually the result of a crowdsourcing project launched at (X)po in 2011. Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014 Also in this issue: EDUCATION: Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped TRANSIT TECH: Building Better Online Transit Mapping for All […]






by Paul Mackie
Community Design
Veronica O. Davis and Chris H

Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped

Monday, October 6, 2014 11:40 AM

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, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot of people. But if you start with getting people who have access to a bike to go for a […]






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Mobility Lab Express #47 – October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:16 AM

Americans took a record 10.7 billion rides on U.S. transit systems in 2013. Who exactly were these riders, and why did they choose public transit over other options? Mobility Lab Express #47 – October 1, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Uber, Lyft May Add Convenience … And Traffic Jams EDUCATION: Strong Messages Needed to […]






by Paul Mackie
Commentary
Ross

Gentrification is Not a Left-Right Issue, It’s a Clash of Values

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:19 PM

Author Ben Ross spoke at today’s Lunch At the Lab at Mobility Lab. Below are select tweets about the ways people are discussing gentrification and how it’s shaping the worlds of affordable housing, transit, and urbanism in general.






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