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The Newsroom is designed as a place for journalists to get Mobility Lab’s take on current events in the news. Please feel welcome to contact Paul Mackie, director of communications, at Paul.Mackie@MobilityLab.org if you would like further information or would like help setting up media interviews with any of our experts and collaborators.

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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 […]






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How to Combat “Bikelash?” Embrace It

Friday, October 10, 2014 2:04 PM

There will always be those who are resistant to change. These are the people who fight the Columbia Pike Streetcar despite credible evidence of its return on investment. These are the ones who use rhetoric like “war on cars” and are fond of excessive punctuation. And lately, these are the people who write angry op-eds […]






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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 […]






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Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 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? A major report released today offers the latest and most comprehensive answers to this question of “changing attitudes … propelling recent ridership increases.” In Who’s On Board: […]






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Mobility Lab Express #46 – September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014 11:09 AM

One of our newest contributors, Jeremy Holmes, recently wrote about what it means for a place to have a “bike culture.” Mobility Lab Express #45 – September 1, 2014 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: Scoring Your Commute: Driving Can Be a Very Poor Choice RESEARCH: As D.C. Ages, Inclusive Transportation Options Needed ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: Suburbanites […]






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Proposals to “Trick Out Your Trip” Due Soon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:00 PM

How do you feel when you get to the bus stop? You say to yourself, “Where is this bus? When will it be here? Why am I standing so close to huge metal-box cars flying past me at the speed of light? Where is the shade?” Or how about the subway platform? “Is the next-train-arrival […]






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Companies Using Games to Promote Active Employee Transportation

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1:58 PM

Gamification will have a significant impact on mobility, traffic, and transportation. Games engage and involve people, and contestants solve problems and learn while playing. Apply the game principle to the field of transportation and the opportunity arises to work on hard-to-change habits such as the daily commute or texting while driving. One of the very […]






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Scoring Your Commute: Driving Can Be a Very Poor Choice

Thursday, September 4, 2014 1:33 PM

While living in the Washington D.C. region the past two years, I’ve been fortunate enough to always live right next to Metrorail (U Street, Pentagon City, and now NoMA) while working from home half of the time and out of 1776 (near McPherson Square and Farragut North) the other half. This has allowed me to […]






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Mobility Lab Express #45 – September 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:46 PM

Mobility Lab is thrilled to have just helped launch the North American Bikeshare Association. Mobility Lab Express #45 – September 1, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Suburbs – The Secret to D.C.’s Soaring Walkability? COMMUNITY DESIGN: Why Arlington (and Every Place) Needs More Protected Bike Lanes VIDEO: Transit Systems Tap Video’s Storytelling Ability to Attract, […]






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North American Bikeshare Association Launches in U.S.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:39 AM

The North American Bikeshare Association has just launched to help guide the new and fast-growing bikesharing industry. The term “bikeshare” is quickly becoming a household term, with programs now in more than 300 cities worldwide. In the United States, bikeshare programs exist in more than 60 municipalities, from large cities such as New York to […]






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