Tools To Use

Tools to Use highlights material that can be used in programming educational content related to mobility management and helping people find better options than single-occupancy car trips.

Walking to work slideshow

How to Build an Active-Transportation Plan at Your Workplace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:20 PM

Employees looking to make a business case to their bosses for better workplace amenities for biking, walking, and taking public would have found a recent goDCgo event helpful. “If this is not a priority for senior management and Human Resources, make a business case, tie it to the bottom line, and prove your case. The […]

Community Design
Rails-to-Trails Minneapolis

Understanding Trail Use to Mainstream Biking and Walking

Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:46 PM

This article was originally published by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. A three-year, $1.2-million initiative with the potential to set a new standard for trail planning in America was launched by my organization, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, this month. In partnership with researchers and trail managers in 12 U.S. cities, RTC will lead the first-ever nationwide survey of urban […]

Community Design

10 Rules for Construction of Good Bicycle Parking

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:17 PM

Arlington, Virginia takes bicycling seriously. It partnered with Washington D.C. to create arguably the most successful bikesharing network in the U.S., Capital Bikeshare. Arlington contains more than 100 miles of multi-use trails, on-street bike lanes, and designated bike routes over a relatively small 26.1 square miles of space. The county prides itself on its world-class multimodal […]

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Watching the World Fly By

Six Tips for Cheap Amtrak Tickets

Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:11 PM

[Editor's note: This article was originally published at Amtrak's great blog. Go there for the full article. And if you've got the time to travel in leisure, comfort, and ease, Amtrak's offerings are quite a bit more affordable for cross-country travel throughout the U.S. than airline travel.] 1. Join Amtrak Guest Rewards Every time you […]

Community Design
Brett Metro

ModeScore Rates Accessibility of Buildings to Multiple Transportation Options

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:42 PM

A “transit premium” can increase property values by anywhere between a few percentage points up to more than 150 percent. As the business development manager of Developer Services at Arlington Transportation Partners, I spend a lot of time thinking about sustainable development, and how transportation access can improve building performance, sustainability and marketability. For my […]

Economic Prosperity

“Bikeswell” Details Arlington’s Vision as Best Biking City on East Coast

Friday, February 28, 2014 4:15 PM

Arlington County’s commitment to biking is pretty huge. And for any other place in the country looking to enhance its bicycling infrastructure and encourage a healthier populace and more vibrant cityscape – including attendees at the upcoming 2014 National Bike Summit on March 3-5 – BikeArlington’s recent Bikeswell movie is a must-see. Beyond the movie, […]

GoldSpike with Natalie Currie and Asha Aravindakshan

Why Not Have a Walking Meeting? Here’s How

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:43 PM

I was one of about 1,500 people to attend the inaugural SXSW V2V hosted at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada back in August.   V2V – which stands for a bunch of things, including Visionaries to Vegas, Vision to Venture, Voice to Voice, and Venture to Vegas — was all about learning the skills, […]

Pop Culture
Car Free Diet

Video: Inspiration for a Car-Free Lifestyle

Monday, November 25, 2013 10:06 AM

Here’s a nice short inspiring video from Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet. The initiative is all about “the easy, fun way to see how incredible it can feel to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home — choosing instead to ride ART or Metro, bike, walk or telework — you can save money, improve your health and clean […]

Community Design
Urban Guide featured

Flexible Street Design at Heart of New Guide

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:13 PM

Cities ask a lot of their streets. Streets serve as public spaces, with public plazas, festivals, and neighborhood gatherings that reinforce community. They also provide space for trees and plants that filter and capture stormwater. Whether allowing people to safely walk to work, shops, and museums, or supporting morning deliveries for local business, streets balance […]

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Senior Bicyclist featured

To Drive or Not to Drive

Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:23 AM

Unfortunately, many older adults avoid ever asking themselves the question in this headline, as our culture largely dictates that you must be autonomous in order to be valued. So instead, older adults independently reduce their driving in stages, with nights and highways the first to go. But they refuse to contemplate a time when they […]