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LaHood Safe Routes

Safe Routes to School Programs Can Boost Walking and Bicycling by 30 Percent

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:02 PM

This article was originally published at Safe Routes to School’s D.C. Region blog. Streetsblog reports on a new study that found schools with Safe Routes to School programs could boost the number of children walking and bicycling to school by 31 percent over a five-year period. The researchers looked at 801 schools in Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Texas, […]






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Matt Smith

As Driving Habits Change, Places That Cater to Millennials Thrive

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:10 PM

An employment opportunity brought Matt Smith (above), a 30-year old business-development manager, to the Washington D.C. area from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania in 2009. He chose to live in Arlington because of its urban feel and plethora of transportation options. “Arlington feels like D.C. to me, but it’s cleaner and greener,” said Smith, who works at goDCgo in […]






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Red Light

Red-Light Cameras Put People at Risk at Intersections, Let’s Fix That

Friday, October 10, 2014 3:34 PM

While red light cameras are effective at deterring people from consciously running red lights, I would contend they are not at all effective in producing better drivers. While some people push the envelope or blatantly blow through a red light, many people simply have poor depth or time perception and go through red lights inadvertently […]






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Ross

Gentrification is Not a Left-Right Issue, It’s a Clash of Values

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:19 PM

Author Ben Ross spoke at today’s Lunch At the Lab at Mobility Lab. Below are select tweets about the ways people are discussing gentrification and how it’s shaping the worlds of affordable housing, transit, and urbanism in general.






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Carpool Roanoke

Uber, Lyft May Add Convenience … And Traffic Jams

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:14 AM

This article is adapted from one published at RIDE Solutions. Uber and Lyft aren’t in Roanoke yet, but they’re now, temporarily, legal in Virginia. For cities like mine, where Uber and Lyft will eventually arrive, it may be time to ask what these companies bring to the sustainable transportation table? As it turns out, it may not […]






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TC Millennials

Millennials Sticking With Transit, Boomers Sticking With Cars

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

It seems that, when it comes to making our transportation choices, as we age, we are most likely to rebel against the ways we traveled in our youth. These are among the findings by TransitCenter in Who’s On Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey. There is evidence that Millennials grew up in their early years under […]






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TC Walkable

Demand for Mixed-Use Places Could Drive Transit Growth

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

Transportation choice in America is largely a product of where one lives, which is both directly and indirectly dependent upon core values and attitudes. This is a major finding in TransitCenter’s Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, and it supports the idea that transportation and land use are inextricably linked. While there is a high […]






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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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TC Types People

Strong Messages Needed to Influence America’s Seven “Transportation Types”

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

America has seven “transportation types,” according to a new study by TransitCenter, and these seven common attitudes should inspire more creativity for communicators and marketers aiming to help increase ridership on public transportation. You can see the seven different types in the chart to the right. Two types are not worth focusing on at all. […]






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TC Business

Businesses Can Play Key Role in Boosting Public Transportation Ridership

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

People who are offered transit benefits from an employer use them. At Arlington Transportation Partners, we spend a lot of time building relationships with Arlington County, Virginia employers, educating them about the many transportation benefits they could be offering. Do they have a Capital Bikeshare station across the street from their office? We pitch Capital […]






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