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Paul Mackie

Paul Mackie

Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation.
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Mobility Celebrities Embrace Bikes (Yay), But Set Bad Examples

It’s wonderful that bicycling for the purpose of commuting, saving gas, not polluting, and staying physically fit is taking on a life of its own, especially in traffic-congested places like New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Portland. And more and more celebrities are heeding the call to bike, hence our new regular feature… Read more »

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Employers Will Need to Shift Job Opportunities as Suburb Demographics Change

Transportation is a fundamental requirement of human life. That’s why a new report about “the suburbanization of jobs” from the Brookings Institution is so disheartening. It finds that “the typical job is accessible to only about 27 percent of its metropolitan workforce by transit in 90 minutes or less. The suburbanization of jobs obstructs transit’s… Read more »

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Telework Series Part 4: Earn an Extra $8,000 Per Year!

This is the last in a four-part series about the state of telework. The previous installments are here, here, and here. This part looks at the various signs of hope for telework’s future. The series is based on my interview with Chuck Wilsker, who is a member of The Mobility Collaborative, consisting of some of… Read more »

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Mobility Celebrities: The Dark Knight Rides Again

In honor of tomorrow’s opening of The Dark Knight Rises, the summer’s biggest movie blockbuster opening, here we have Batman and pals biking to save the world. Good to see they’ve realized that biking through traffic can often be a huge time-saver! And below is another great Batman-on-a-bike rendering courtesy of the Mike Joos Mountain… Read more »

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Telework Series Part 3: Gas Prices Are No Longer an Issue

This is the third in a four-part series about the state of telework. Parts 1 and 2 are here and here. This part looks at how telework relates to gas prices, and the final part will examine various signs of hope for telework’s future. The series is based on my interview with Chuck Wilsker, who… Read more »

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Telework Series Part 2: A Tip for Companies, Employers to Make Big Money

This is the second in a four-part series about the state of telework. Part 1, about some of the roadblocks in place for teleworking, is here. This part looks at how telework benefits employers, and the next parts will be about how it relates to gas prices, and various signs of hope for telework’s future…. Read more »

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Telework Series Part 1: Work is Something You Do, Not Someplace You Go

This is the first in a four-part series about the state of telework. It looks at why an idea as great as sliced bread hasn’t reached its full potential. Subsequent parts of the series will examine how telework benefits employers, how it relates to gas prices, and various signs of hope for telework’s future. The… Read more »

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Arlington’s Commuter Store® Helping Mobilize Entire DC Region

More than half of first-time visitors to The Commuter Store® make some kind of change in how they get around the DC region. And 75% of The Commuter Store® customers live outside of Arlington County – which operates the four locations and one mobile store – showing that the service is truly benefiting the entire… Read more »

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Can Our Healthcare be Improved through the Transportation Budget?

Congress tends to think about things in separate buckets. It’s either a funding concern about the environment, transportation, healthcare, the economy. These issues tend not to be considered or funded together or holistically. But the best way to think about transportation, for example, probably isn’t to consider what we need to do about our roads…. Read more »