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
Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather
Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather
Biking in Arlington gets a boost from Safetrack and warmer winter weather
Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership
Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership
Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership
Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro
Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro
Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro

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.

Popular Arlington Stories

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Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?

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Recent Arlington News

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 »

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments


February 16, 2017    Wendy Duren

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”

Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”


February 7, 2017    Lisa Nisenson

This article originally appeared in the Eno Transportation Weekly. Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to Bring an AV Shuttle to the D.C. Region. At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative… Read more »

In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options

In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options


February 2, 2017    Paul Mackie

While Arlington County’s transportation network benefits from being directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county has worked hard to get people moving in ways other than by car. “We have the lowest drive-alone rate for commuters in the state,” noted Larry Filler, bureau chief of Arlington County Commuter Services. But that rate… Read more »