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Apple

Apple Transportation Program Stuck in Past

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:37 AM

(This article was originally published by METRO Magazine.) As an avid iPhone user, I have bought into the sense that Apple could literally peer into the future and deliver me technology that I never realized I would so desperately need. For years, Steve Jobs and company seem to have been our reliable guides to a […]

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Rebalancing

Film Looks at Capital Bikeshare From Contemporary-Art Perspective

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:13 PM

I was hearing some buzz around the Mobility Lab offices – where we share space with groups like Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and goDCgo – about this 25-minute documentary premiering at last month’s Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. So I got ahold of Rebalancing filmmaker Tim Cone through the festival’s organizers to ask him some […]

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TechiesDCHealth

Bringing Active Transportation, Health, Open Data, and Techies Together in One Place

Monday, February 10, 2014 4:06 PM

At the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), we are huge fans of technology, when it is used to improve community conditions to produce health. That’s why we’re a special guest – or I should say, the DC/MD/VA Transportation Techies is a special guest – at the Center for Total Health, on March 6 (RSVP here). Reason #1 […]

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Lunch At the Lab: Arlington Rethinking Energy Use and Transportation

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:48 PM

Here’s a sampling of some of the most interesting Tweets from Lunch At the Lab with the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE). Please scroll through them below and retweet your favorites!

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Behavior mode

Images, Emotions are Keys to Getting People Out of Their Cars

Monday, December 23, 2013 12:02 PM

Last month I attended the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference in Sacramento, California. In its seventh year, the conference brings together experts and practitioners interested in understanding more about individual and organizational behavior, and how it relates to climate change, energy usage, sustainable practices, and more. As transportation demand management practitioners, behavior change is […]

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Alex Steffen

The Best of Transportation TED Talks: Part 2

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:07 AM

TED Talks is a clearinghouse of informative and inspirational short lectures from the leading thinkers of our age. In case you didn’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design (its creator was himself an architect and graphic designer). With more than 1,500 TED Talks available online (not including Mobility Lab’s own mini-TED Talks we hosted recently for Young […]

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Community Design
Lindsay Tamm and team

San Francisco Ridesharing Helps With “the End of Car Culture”

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:14 PM

A recent New York Times article posed the question of whether we have reached “the end of car culture.” For now, I would say that the absolute normalcy of driving still seems pretty persistent. But how many of us have noticed a shift just in our own habits over the last five years? Do you drive […]

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Sustainable Travel featured

When Driving Becomes the Option of Sustainable Travel

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:59 AM

Travel by its very nature increases your carbon footprint. So, when I wanted to visit my Mom in Pennsylvania for her 83rd birthday, there was no way to avoid leaving a carbon footprint of some sort. Clearly, walking or bicycling from my home in North Carolina  wasn’t an option (although they are both excellent options […]

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Market slideshow

Market Mapper Shows Farmers Markets Near You

Monday, July 8, 2013 1:47 PM

Want a fun way to combine exercise and healthy eating? The Market Mapper application helps you find nearby farmers markets, and makes it easy to get biking directions. I created the program after discovering the U.S. Department of Agriculture had released an API that lets anyone browse its database of the thousands of farmers markets […]

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Jeff Speck

Author Jeff Speck and 10 Reasons to Go Car-Lite

Friday, May 10, 2013 12:06 PM

Jeff Speck has gone from being a city planner and architectural designer to one of the world’s most-acclaimed authors on walkability in a relatively short time. The author of Suburban Nation (with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk) and Walkable City spoke at a recent symposium sponsored by Mobility Lab and the Association of Commuter Transportation. Here are 10 […]

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