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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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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Citizens Make Big Impact with Low-cost Bus Stop Seating

A really good “transit trend” article from our friend Matt Caywood at Greater Greater Washington is worth reprinting here.  For weary bus riders, especially seniors and people with disabilities, comfortable seating at bus shelters is a necessity. Even while many governments expand bus service, they often regard seating as an unaffordable or unneeded luxury. In one… Read more »

BikeArlington Brings Legomania to Bicycle Safety

Thing I love today: BikeArlington‘s new public-service announcement. If this 38-second video (produced in association with Sean Kenney’s Art with Lego Bricks) doesn’t get you to follow the bicycle rules of the road, I don’t know what will. The video is part of Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet and Be a PAL safety campaign.

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Planning Your Bike Trip Around Nation’s Capital is About to Get Even Easier

Do you want to know which bike routes through the city are the most simple, have the best surface, have the fewest hills to climb, and are the safest? These are among the final touches being added to an online DC bicycle trip planner crowdsourced by a group of bike and open-source data hackers. They… Read more »

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White Paper #1 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and the Long-Term Impact of the Rising Price of Gas

The Mobility Collaborative’s first white paper discusses the impact of rising gas prices on household budgets and travel behavior. Research and previous behaviors suggest that price increases alone are not going to be enough to change how people think about mobility. The Mobility Collaborative discusses the myth frequently believed by both the general public and… Read more »