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.

Economic Prosperity
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 […]

By and
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 […]

Hack Day featured

Ideas Aplenty Flow as a Result of Latest Hack Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:38 PM

Local technologists shared ideas and worked together at Mobility Lab’s recent Data Visualization Hack Day. It’s great to take an online community and bring folks together. One of the participants, Ted Eytan, has already shared his experience of how he learned about new available data sets – see Walking on Mondays Looks Like a Healthy, Smart Business […]

Hubway featured

Boston and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Maps Show Bikeshare’s Transportation Impact

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:06 PM

After building the CaBi Trip Visualizer for the Capital Bikeshare system in Washington D.C. and Virginia, I looked for other cities I could do similar analyses with. I found two other systems that posted the open data that would allow me to create maps showing where their riders are coming and going. I got the […]

Medium group of people standing in subway train doorway

Documentary Details How Riding Trains Reduces Stress

Friday, February 1, 2013 1:11 PM

Less pollution, less congestion … those are good reasons to travel by train, but stress may be an even better one. For instance, people admitted to hospitals for heart attacks have a higher rate of having been in heavy traffic congestion just prior to their medical emergencies than other types of patients. And according to […]