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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.
Walkability expert Dan Burden (right) works with the Michigan Municipal League and several Michigan communities.

Today’s Most Valuable Real Estate = Yesterday’s Slums

Chris Leinberger, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution with a real-estate background, makes perhaps the strongest argument yet that the most bikable and walkable communities are the communities of the future, and the ones with the most market value when it comes time to sell your place. These communities may be located in rural… Read more »

Teens Out and About

Americans Are Driving Less. Are You?

This article was originally published by Anne Factor at goDCgo. Americans, especially the young, are driving less. We’ve been hearing this for a while now and have recently seen a flurry of new reports, statistics, articles and editorials documenting and trying to explain the downward trend. The theories put forth are varied and all seem… Read more »

WAMU interviews Chris Zimmerman

Arlington and DC “Catching Up” With the Rest of the World on Transit

WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington DC just aired an interesting feature by reporter Martin di Caro (pictured interviewing Chris Zimmerman of the Arlington County Board). It essentially captured that the DC region is one of the top places in the U.S. for transportation mobility options. Compared to many places throughout the rest of the world, however, we… Read more »

Bike to Work Day 2008

Pit Stops Overflowing with Registered Riders as Tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day Takes Shape

The final push is on for registration for Bike to Work Day. It’s shaping up that some of the most popular pit stops for tomorrow morning’s event throughout the region will be the Reagan Building downtown, and a whole series of Virginia stops, including Rosslyn, Old Town Alexandria, Ballston, Crystal City, and Reston. In Maryland,… Read more »

Map of NoVa Transit

Public Encouraged to Help Sculpt Transportation Options Throughout DC Metro Region

The first of three public meetings will be held tomorrow night to get citizen input for a study that will help shape (and hopefully ease) the way people get around the Washington D.C. metro region. “It’s worth coming out to get in your two cents worth,” said Howard Jennings, a member of the stakeholders committee… Read more »

AARP featured

AARP Features Arlington County’s Amazing Transit Options for Older Adults

Lila can easily get to Michael’s or her haircut shop. Patricia can walk to Ballston Mall and the drug store. Older adults, aged 75 and higher, take 20 percent more trips than the same demographic populations in more suburban areas. The health benefits associated with this improved mobility through transit-oriented development are voluminous.

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Economic Vitality and Fiscal Responsibility

How do transportation demand management programs help to foster a strong business climate? Businesses operate more efficiently and enjoy greater productivity, delivery time reliability, and business continuity due to the efficiency and costs savings in transportation. Businesses flourish due to ease of employee commutes, access to clients, better employee attendance and morale, and better recruitment and retention of… Read more »