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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A Social-Media Playbook for Changing Commuting Behaviors

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:19 PM

Can social media be used to change a person’s commuting behavior or the way we design cities and transportation systems? There’s growing research to show how behaviors are influenced by networks, and specifically how social media can cause behavior changes that benefit society (such as decreasing energy consumption). The same principles, done correctly, could no doubt […]






by Paul Goddin
Education
Confused on Metro

Seemingly Little Things Make D.C. Transit Too Difficult

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:04 PM

I recently flew down to Washington D.C. to attend a friend’s wedding in Rockville, Maryland. With trains, planes, and automobiles involved, surely, I thought, there would be something to write about. My flights were thankfully uneventful. With nothing more than a carry-on, electronic check-in at Albany International Airport was a breeze. The machines were easy […]






by Monique Wahba
Pop Culture
Thomas Stokell Love to Ride

Tech “Hacks” Help Create Critical Mass for Bicycling

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:26 AM

The bicycle was created in the 1800s, but technology is keeping it relevant with “hacks” – or solutions – designed to get more people to use bike helmets, count ridership better, and reduce the obstacles keeping people from biking. These and other innovations were on display at the latest Transportation Techies event: Bike Hack Night […]






by Paul Goddin
Mobility Lab Releases
Videos slideshow

Energizing People to Take Action for Transportation and Place

Monday, March 16, 2015 10:29 AM

Mobility Lab – and many of our partners – believe it’s long past time to get serious about public transportation in this country. We need to make a stronger and clearer case to the public and to our leaders about the benefits of transportation options. Auto companies, for example, are very clear that our freedom […]






by Paul Mackie
Commentary
Beyond Traffic graphic

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

Friday, February 20, 2015 2:44 PM

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration’s 30-year framework of our transportation […]






by Paul Goddin
Health
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