How To

How To includes material that will help you figure out ways to easily trim down on your drive-alone car trips and move to better, healthier transportation options.

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Malouff at Lab

Tips for Effective Transportation Blogging

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:09 PM

This article was also published by Greater Greater Washington. Begin with your most important point. Use short sentences and clear, non-jargony language. Remember your end goal. These were among the tips BeyondDC creator and Greater Greater Washington  (GGW) blogger Dan Malouff imparted at this week’s Lunch at the Lab. Malouff discussed effective blogging and how to get published by websites such […]






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Commentary
TDM in Arlington

Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success

Monday, July 7, 2014 4:34 PM

Two recent headlines really sum it up nicely for Arlington County, Virginia. As Arlington Booms, Traffic Drops was written by Canaan Merchant in Greater Greater Washington and The Suburb of the Future is Here – How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path toward sustainable urban development was by Henry Grabar […]






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SFpark: A stylish change in parking policy for stylish San Francisco. Source: SFMTA.

When Parking Prices Are Based on Demand, Everybody Wins

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:21 PM

(This article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington.) When San Francisco let parking prices fluctuate with demand, drivers found it easier and faster to find parking. The city maximized its valuable curb parking spaces and modestly sped up buses. These are some of the results from a recently-released evaluation of SFpark, a pilot program that started in […]






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Bike Kids

Bicycling Gains Could Eventually Put U.S. Cities on Par with Copenhagen

Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:03 PM

The mainstreaming of bicycling is nothing short of a comeback story in the United States. Bicycle ridership generally is up, and so is bike commuting, particularly in some key urban markets. In automobile-congested but bicycle-friendly regions such as New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., the ability of bikes to outmaneuver automobiles and avoid headache-inducing […]






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Community Design
ACCS

County Bureau Gets Creative Moving People Instead of Cars

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:04 AM

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) looks and operates more like a start-up tech company than a government agency. The transportation demand management (TDM) arm of the Virginia county has an energy one might not normally expect in a government office. Busily decorated with site plan documents pinned to walls, bookcases filled with business management paperbacks, […]






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Community Design
Bike Lane Union Station

Would Protected Bike Lanes Encourage You to Bike More?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:32 AM

This article was originally published in the May-June 2014 issue of Arlington’s The Citizen.) In the last few years, bike-lane design has seen big changes in cities across the United States. The most notable change is the emergence of protected bike lanes. This relatively simple layout option is based on the concept that streets should be […]






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Community Design
Walt Tejada by Aimee Custis

Columbia Pike Streetcar, Affordable Housing Merit Award for Arlington’s Tejada

Friday, May 16, 2014 2:30 PM

Because of his work on the Arlington County Board to adopt of a visionary plan for the Columbia Pike corridor, the Coalition for Smarter Growth honored Walter Tejada with its Livable Communities Leadership Award on Thursday night. Tejada, at a swanky awards ceremony at Epic Studio in Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle, told the story of […]






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Cherry Blossom Festival, goDCgo Partnership Raises Awareness of Transportation Options

Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:44 PM

The big auto companies spend about $21 billion annually on marketing. I’m always thrown off by how much the public-transportation industry takes its potential customers for granted. It has long been assumed that people simply will or won’t use transit. But that’s a mistake. While some may argue that riding the bus, a bike, or […]






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Community Design
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Swedish Embassy, Mobility Lab Partner on Smart Living Challenge

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:17 PM

Are you interested in developing new ideas for smart urban transport? The Embassy of Sweden/Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis in Washington D.C., in cooperation with Mobility Lab and other partners, will host a creative workshop for sustainable city solutions. During four hours in the morning of May 21 we will share ideas and help […]






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Community Design
Detroit placemaking

How I Got Involved in Walkability and Placemaking

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:50 PM

Late last year, I immersed myself in the study of walkability, New Urbanism, livable communities, business improvement districts (BIDs), and placemaking. I read about the subjects, talked with experts, and attended meetings in both my prior home town Austin and my newly adopted home Washington D.C. If you are unfamiliar with the term, “walkable urbanism” […]






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