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Adam Russell

Adam Russell

Adam is Mobility Lab's managing editor.
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Hands-on with a new standard for safer biking intersections

The last decade has seen bicycling rates double or triple in major metropolitan areas, helped in part by the modern consensus around what kind of on-street facilities are best at protecting and encouraging riders. While sharrows and signage have given way to protected, separate lanes, the designs of intersections – often the most stressful part of… Read more »


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Mobility Lab Express #102

Earlier this month, more than 430 advocates, professionals, and enthusiasts braved a snowy Saturday for an energetic, bustling TransportationCamp DC 2017.  The event would not have been possible for us without the support of host partners, sponsors, and a small army of dedicated volunteers. See below for our write-up, and keep an eye out for… Read more »

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Our 10 most-read posts of 2016

From tiny data-gathering initiatives to widespread carpooling ideas, here are our 10 most-read articles from the past year. 1. The yellow bicycle button that gets the attention of city leaders Swedish company Hovding, makers of the explosively inflating bike helmet, paired with the London Cyclists Campaign to create a simple button that cyclists could use to record… Read more »


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Mobility Lab Express #100

This Express marks not only our last edition of 2016, but also the 100th edition! To mark the occasion, scroll down to take a look back to November 2012, when the very first newsletter hit inboxes. Many of the issues covered have continued to shape the D.C. region for the better, adding more transportation options,… Read more »


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Mobility Lab Express #99

Several pieces in this week’s Express touch on the integration of bikeshare and transit, as both useful transportation connectors and how to simplify connections between the two. While fare integration may not happen in the immediate future, any steps – docks near bus stops, discounted passes – that agencies can take to unify the two… Read more »

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WMATA’s SelectPass pilot could become permanent, would complement TDM plans

When transit passes are simple, flexible, and useful, the choice to take Metro or bus over other modes becomes that much more clear. In the D.C. region, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authorityhas been testing a pass structure that does just that, while encouraging extra rides that would essentially be free to passholders. The SelectPass… Read more »

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Annual bikeshare conference brings focus to equity, integration, and growth

Last week, the North American Bike Share Association brought together bikeshare systems from across the continent to Austin, Texas, for its third annual conference. BikeArlington program manager Henry Dunbar, who manages Capital Bikeshare in Arlington County, Va., attended the conference, and reports back that three major themes dominated the presentations. A growing mode Though NABSA… Read more »


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Mobility Lab Express #98

It’s official: registration is now open for the next TransportationCamp DC! On January 7, transportation enthusiasts, professionals, and advocates will come together at the annual “unconference” to discuss topics ranging from transit advocacy strategies to bike infrastructure best practices. And as an unconference, the agenda is entirely up to attendees – so start thinking about… Read more »

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Mark your calendar: TransportationCamp DC returns in January

It’s nearly that time of the year: soon, hundreds of transportation professionals, enthusiasts, and advocates will come together for a day of sharing and learning. The D.C. region’s TransportationCamp DC 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th, at GMU’s Founders Hall in Arlington, Va., and registration is now open. For those who have never attended… Read more »


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Mobility Lab Express #97

Despite all the news developments and best practices we feature on the Mobility Lab blog, the world of transportation demand management (and adjacent issues) is always turning. With that in mind, we launched the Mobility Lab Daily newsletter, which highlights leading transportation stories from sites across the web. If you haven’t yet, subscribe to the… Read more »