Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region
Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region
Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region
In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership? In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?
In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?
In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?
Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options
Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options
Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options
Biking education books spread to Arlington’s free libraries Biking education books spread to Arlington’s free libraries
Biking education books spread to Arlington's free libraries
Biking education books spread to Arlington’s free libraries
Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington
Station upgrades mean it's now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington
Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington

How has transportation demand management worked in Arlington County?

Over past decades, the transportation and development strategies of Arlington County, Virginia, have yielded substantial economic, and environmental benefits – allowing continued growth with less reliance on automotive trips and more use of transit and other travel options.

Many policies contribute to this unique success, including everything from mixed-use, transit-oriented development and a multitude of accessible transportation options to readily available educational information. Transportation demand management itself has allowed Arlington to get more than 40,000 cars off the road every workday.

Making transportation options work for people has required a sustained effort – incorporating continuously shifting trends – over many years in Arlington.

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Recent Arlington News

Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region

Bike to Work Day 2017 draws thousands across the D.C. region


May 19, 2017    Adam Russell

When hundreds of people and their bikes appear bright and early at Rosslyn, Arlington’s Gateway Park, it can only mean one thing: Bike to Work Day. The biggest stop by far in Arlington, pictured below, was part of the 85 pit stops offering coffee, T-shirts, and good vibes to bike commuters in the broader D.C…. Read more »

In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?

In Arlington, when is it cheaper to choose carsharing over car ownership?


May 11, 2017    Paul Mackie

Arlington County, Va., includes carsharing in its Master Transportation Plan because it adds important connections to and from its already-rich transit infrastructure. But for car-owning Arlington households, how does carsharing fit within their transportation needs? For one, cost can play a large role. Marietta Gelfort, a carsharing analyst for the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, recently took a detailed… Read more »

Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options

Solidifying the Rosslyn-Georgetown connection with current travel options


May 2, 2017    Angela Urban

Whether a gondola happens anytime soon, options still exist for better connecting Georgetown to the Rosslyn Metro station Georgetown is known to have some “public transit gaps,” most notably the lack of a Metro station. To fix this, the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s 2028 transportation plan included the cross-Potomac gondola as a possible solution, creating… Read more »

Biking education books spread to Arlington’s free libraries

Biking education books spread to Arlington’s free libraries


April 21, 2017    Angela Urban

Little free libraries present a chance to share awareness of transportation options Educating people about transportation options – even in a place like Arlington, Va., where there is an abundance – is a never-ending quest. Something I’ve learned through my time at Mobility Lab is that its local partners never stop trying to think of… Read more »

Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington

Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington


April 20, 2017    Adam Russell

Observant Capital Bikeshare riders in Arlington and Alexandria may have noticed some changes at a few stations in the past months. Older bikeshare station kiosks are gradually moving out to other stations, replaced with new ones that have the ability to dispense bikeshare keys. This week, new key-dispensing kiosks are coming to the bikeshare stations… Read more »

Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather

Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather


April 18, 2017    Angela Urban

Has there been an increase in biking in Arlington due to Washington D.C.’s region-wide SafeTrack initiative to repair Metrorail? It’s a difficult question to answer at this point. BikeArlington has already reported that there were increases up to 75 percent over 2015 daily averages in bike traffic at the Rosslyn-Custis Trail bike counter during the… Read more »

Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership

Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership


March 27, 2017    Adam Russell

Earlier this month, Mobility Lab tech advisor Michael Schade shared a look at the latest Capital Bikeshare ridership data with his new heat map. Not only does the map grant an easy way to create a more detailed look at how individual neighborhoods use bikeshare, it also includes the first few months of ridership in… Read more »

Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro

Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro


March 23, 2017    Stephen Crim

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Each parking space in a garage can take up as much as 400 square feet, or 36 percent of an average Arlington County, Va., apartment, and spaces can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 each to build. The availability of parking also has a strong… Read more »

Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters

Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters


March 17, 2017    Angela Urban

Bike/ped traffic counter spikes for disruptive events emphasize importance of transportation options Arlington has 38 bike and pedestrian counters along its trails and bike lanes, six of which capture how many people cross the Potomac River into Washington, D.C., every day. Two counters are located on Memorial Bridge, two on Key Bridge, one on Roosevelt… Read more »

How often is that bike lane blocked? A crowdsourced tool takes a look.

How often is that bike lane blocked? A crowdsourced tool takes a look.


March 13, 2017    Andrew Carpenter

It’s a common conversation topic among bike commuters: drivers block bike lanes all too often, and cities rarely seem responsive about it. This has been anecdotal for some time, but advocates in the Washington, D.C., region have been collecting some useful data and in order to develop a stronger case for better enforcement and safer… Read more »

Visualizing a 10-minute walk’s worth of transportation connections

Visualizing a 10-minute walk’s worth of transportation connections


March 10, 2017    Adam Russell

How far will 10 minutes of walking take you in Arlington? And which transportation options will you find? Mobility Lab’s tech advisor Michael Schade, inspired by a Twitter inquiry about walkshed visualisations, recently set out to create a localized walkshed tool that links walking to any number of transportation options. Speaking at last month’s walking-centric Transportation… Read more »

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?


February 23, 2017    Adam Russell

SafeTrack surges in the past months have highlighted one of of the D.C. Metrorail system’s largest demand crunches: the Rosslyn tunnel bottleneck, where the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines converge to head east into downtown. This capacity issue has been exacerbated by the 2014 Silver line opening, and more recently by the current Blue line shutdown… Read more »