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Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:17 PM

Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University’s Arlington, Virginia campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: “Best Conference Ever:” TransportationCamp’s Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees TRANSIT TECH: Smaller Communities Explore Health, Public Transportation Connections POLICY: DOT’s Chief Data Officer Looks for […]






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Mobility Lab Express #53 – January 1, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:55 PM

Tickets for TransportationCamp DC on January 10th are selling like hotcakes. To get you psyched, we have been previewing the event at our website. Mobility Lab Express #53 – January 1, 2015 Also in this issue: The Top 10 Stories of 2014 on MobilityLab.org TRANSIT TECH: Boston, Vegas Startups Tap Smart-Route Tech TRANSIT TECH: TransitScreen Looks to […]






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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
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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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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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