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Stephanie Movie

Video: Transportation Solutions for Aging in Auto-Centric America

The vast majority of us will outlive our driving years by about a decade. That means we’ll need to rely on a variety of transportation services to help us get around. While 42 percent of area agencies on aging offer older drivers safety training so that we can stay on the road longer, fewer than… Read more »

Smart Arlington

Smart Cities Put People First, and People Want Technology

The Brookings Institution held a forum this week for urban planners, techies, and politicians on a topic that’s gained traction in recent years: “smart cities.” Cohosted by Barcelona’s ESADE Business School, Getting Smarter About Smart Cities included panelists from Barcelona, Amsterdam, Edmonton, and Arlington. A smart city is a term coined by IBM to describe… Read more »

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This Video Tells You Why You Should Attend TransportationCamp

Chris Hamilton, bureau chief of Arlington County Commuter Services, says TransportationCamp is “so exciting because it’s this convergence of urbanists, people interested in transportation, and people who do technology for a living all coming together to make cities more livable by providing new tools for people to get around.” OpenPlan’s Frank Hebbert, the event’s moderator,… Read more »

Alex Steffen

The Best of Transportation TED Talks: Part 2

TED Talks is a clearinghouse of informative and inspirational short lectures from the leading thinkers of our age. In case you didn’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design (its creator was himself an architect and graphic designer). With more than 1,500 TED Talks available online (not including Mobility Lab’s own mini-TED Talks we hosted recently for Young… Read more »

Car Free Diet

Video: Inspiration for a Car-Free Lifestyle

Here’s a nice short inspiring video from Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet. The initiative is all about “the easy, fun way to see how incredible it can feel to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home — choosing instead to ride ART or Metro, bike, walk or telework — you can save money, improve your health and clean… Read more »

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Video: Ray LaHood on How to Build a Better Voice for Transportation

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood answers a few pressing questions from me before taking the stage for Mobility Lab’s event on October 16 called People First: The Future of Transportation in America. Promoting and educating about bike, walk, rideshare, telework, public transit … these are low- to no-cost initiatives that are key to strengthening our… Read more »

Seniors in Bike Lane slideshow

A Safer Driver is One with a Bicyclist’s Perspective

[vsw id=”60585187″ source=”vimeo” width=”475″ height=”360″ autoplay=”no”] The biggest obstacle to safely riding a bicycle is the inattentiveness of drivers. This was one of the points I drove home as a panelist at the 2013 Fairfax Bike Summit earlier this month. While people on bicycles surely need to learn and obey the biking laws where they… Read more »

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LaHood: America’s Transportation Future is in Rail, Google Car, Mobility Labs

In the next 25 years, America’s highway system will be replaced in large part by a crisscrossing network of passenger rail lines. The automobile will be replaced by the Google (driverless) car. Alternative modes of transportation such as biking and walking will be more prevalent. And there will be a national chain of Mobility Labs… Read more »

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The Best of Transportation TED Talks: Part 1

TED Talks is a clearinghouse of informative and inspirational short lectures from the leading thinkers of our age. In case you didn’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design (its creator was himself an architect and graphic designer). With more than 1,500 TED Talks available online (not including Mobility Lab’s own mini-TED Talks we… Read more »

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Video: Mary Hynes Talks About Governments and Mobility Management

Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes was the guest speaker at Mobility Lab’s most recent “Lunch At the Lab.” She discussed her vision as a leader on multiple regional transportation organizations. Afterwards, she talked with a few Mobility Labbers about how governments can play a crucial role in helping citizens get the best possible information about… Read more »