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In the Current Transportation Landscape, Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:33 AM

Veronica O. Davis gave up her car about three years ago. A big reason for that was the growing availability of Capital Bikeshare in all the places she needed to get to in and around Washington, D.C. Of course, not everyone in D.C., or the rest of the United States, has access to bikeshare, but […]

by Paul Mackie
Community Design
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Debunking Common Myths about Bikeshare in the Suburbs

Thursday, January 21, 2016 11:56 AM

“There’s no need for a bikeshare station here. People in this neighborhood already have bikes.” As bikeshare expands beyond Arlington, Virginia’s densest neighborhoods along Metro corridors, this is a comment the county’s bikeshare planners hear a lot from the public. At first blush, it makes a certain amount of sense. If someone owns a bike, […]

by Jason Hardin
Community Design
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Bikeshare Ridership Tracks Arlington Metro Corridors, But New Patterns Are Also Emerging

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:02 PM

If you use Capital Bikeshare in Arlington, Va., you likely have an idea of which stations are the busiest. And if you guessed those closest to Metro stations, you’re right. But the beauty of examining data and creating visual representations of that data is that it often reveals less obvious patterns, including usage patterns beyond […]

by Jason Hardin
Mobility Lab Releases
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From Rebalancing to Dock-Blocking: Techies Hack to Make Capital Bikeshare Even More User-Friendly

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:48 PM

Hack nights centering on Capital Bikeshare are among the best-attended of Transportation Techies’ monthly events, drawing a mix of transit data, programming, and biking infrastructure enthusiasts The group, sponsored by Mobility Lab, hosted its fourth CaBi Hack Night last Monday at 1776’s new Crystal City offices, where many presenters addressed some of the daily, unavoidable […]

by Amy Eagleburger
Mobility Lab Releases
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Washington Post Helps Trumpet How Open Data Improves Our Transit Options

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:07 AM

Being able to boast online about your bikeshare mileage. A tracking app that saves transit agencies money. A way to catch the train to the baseball game at just the right time. Open transit data is driving people to think about how they can make systems better and more engaging. In a recent Washington Post […]

by Adam Russell
Community Design
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What Every Candidate (and Voter) Should Know about Bikeshare

Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:15 AM

While many in the transportation world already understand the implications of urban bikeshare systems, candidates for local elected office, especially in jurisdictions outside the urban core, who don’t bike on a daily basis might have some questions on how it all fits together. Where is everyone on those sturdy red bikes going? Why is it […]

by Henry Dunbar
Community Design
Zagster

Bicycling in Cleveland is Easy, Fun, and Something Everyone Should Try

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:12 AM

What do General Motors, Samsung, and Duke and Ohio State universities all have in common? They have each launched bikeshare systems in the past year brought to them by Zagster, a private, venture-funded startup that launched as CityRyde back in 2007 in Philadelphia. Visiting Cleveland, Ohio this week for the Content Marketing World conference, I […]

by Paul Mackie
Pop Culture
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In Rush-Hour D.C., Abundance of Transportation Options Look “Amazing”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 1:41 PM

At Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) and goDCgo, our job is to encourage residents and visitors in the Washington D.C. metro region to consider sustainable and active commutes. So we decided to try some of the many options in our first annual “Amazing Commuter Race.” In our book, the best ways to travel come down to cost, […]

by Maggie Awad
Community Design
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Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard With Bikeshare

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:19 PM

While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new. In just the last few years, many American cities have launched ambitious bikeshare services – with systems in at least 78 major U.S. cities – all aimed at providing a new transportation option. Planners have learned much about […]

by Jason Hardin
Commentary
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Uber’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Bigger Than Its Taxi Disruption

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:08 PM

Uber has fundamentally changed the taxi industry. But its biggest disruption may be yet to come. The ride-hailing company has invested in autonomous-vehicle research, and its CEO Travis Kalanick (pictured above) has indicated that consumers can expect a driverless Uber fleet by 2030. Uber expects its service to be so inexpensive and ubiquitous as to make […]

by Paul Goddin