Car-Free Lifestyle

Transit Tech

Want to Step Outside and Get Moving? Check Out Car-Free Near Me

Monday, February 3, 2014 3:25 PM

Looking for nearby information about transportation systems serving any location in Arlington, Virginia or Washington D.C.? Car-Free Near Me(TM) is a new web app developed by Arlington County Commuter Services, a bureau of Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services. The app has some usefulness throughout the region but not all local transportation systems are included. Those that […]

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How to Host World Carfree Day in Your City

Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:04 AM

On New Year’s Eve 2011, I moved to a mixed-use neighborhood one-and-a-half miles from downtown Austin, Texas. I was living car-free and got around by carpooling and walking. This was very different from Washington D.C., where I had previously lived and used the public transit system almost daily. I was excited by the move and, […]

Community Design
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Can Austin Become a Top 10 City for Pedestrians?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 11:22 AM

I have enjoyed walking as long as I can remember because it’s a way to connect with friends, think, be outside, and get exercise. One of my top walking locations to do all that is A1A in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a beautiful walk, but I needed to drive to get there because of […]

Economic Prosperity
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Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:49 PM

Who: Jessica Tunon, appreciator of much-improved lifestyle What: Two-door Honda Accord LE, lease ended on May 12, 2008 Where: Florida to Arlington, Virginia Why: Have more “fun money” When: May 12, 2008 (see above) How: and, with my financial background, a personal cost-benefit analysis As the stats above show, I recently passed my five-year anniversary of beginning my new […]

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Arlington Focuses on Moving People, Not Cars, in the Nation’s Worst Traffic Metro Area

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:10 PM

The Washington D.C. region’s traffic is the worst in the nation — even worse than Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York — according to a new report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute called the Urban Mobility Report. And in a news article about the findings by NBC Washington, one D.C. commuter says the reason is […]

Lego Biker

BikeArlington Brings Legomania to Bicycle Safety

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:37 PM

Thing I love today: BikeArlington‘s new public-service announcement. If this 38-second video (produced in association with Sean Kenney’s Art with Lego Bricks) doesn’t get you to follow the bicycle rules of the road, I don’t know what will. The video is part of Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet and Be a PAL safety campaign.