Videos

Welcome to our videos, many of which will be helpful to you in finding options to get people out of single-occupancy vehicles and into other more beneficial modes of travel, such as biking, walking, buses, trains, ridesharing, and working from home. See more videos on our YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMobilityLab/videos).

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CaBi Union Station

Lincoln Memorial is Top Destination for Tourists on Capital Bikeshare

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:11 PM

The Lincoln Memorial has the highest percentage of “casual riders” – typically assumed to be tourists who rent on the fly – on Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare system., at 82.3 percent. We’ve never really had a view of how people are moving around the region on bicycle before CaBi came along and opened up its ridership […]






by Ted Eytan
Community Design
Team ROOT

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:26 AM

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.’s Metrobus or Arlington’s ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on […]






by Adam Cohen
Health
Apple Watch

Wearable Tech Will Make Our Cities More Walkable

Monday, November 3, 2014 10:44 AM

This article was originally published by Tech Cocktail. Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet promising, product line. I think the more […]






by Paul Goddin
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
Community Design
Bikelash

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 […]






by Paul Goddin
Community Design
Trick Out

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 […]






by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity
5to4

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 […]






by Lucien Linders
Newsroom
OCTA vids

Transit Systems Tap Video’s Storytelling Ability to Attract, Inform Riders

Monday, August 25, 2014 2:37 PM

This article was originally published by METRO Magazine, by senior editor Nicole Schlosser. As a growing number of riders and the general public look to online videos for information and entertainment — video consumption in the U.S. has been generally increasing, according to comScore — some transit systems are producing their own videos to more […]






by Janna Starcic
Community Design
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Ballston and the Silver Line: A Big Opportunity

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:09 PM

The new Silver Line connects the economically-crucial Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia with the rest of the region by Metrorail. With Phase I complete, a rider can reach five new stations leading out to Reston, Virginia. One stop before the Silver Line branches off from the Orange Line to the five new stops is the […]






by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity
Anthony Foxx

Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says

Monday, July 21, 2014 4:20 PM

Bicycling is an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem of the future. That was the message U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx offered today as part of a National Press Club speech on the many transportation challenges faced by our partisan-gridlocked country. “True confession: I have been trying for an entire year to figure out […]






by Paul Mackie