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How did SafeTrack affect Arlington biking rates in 2016?

Since SafeTrack began back in June 2016, Arlington transportation planners have been collecting and analyzing walk and bike data by using the county’s extensive network of counters. In reviewing Surge 11 data, the effects of Metro rail disruptions on the bike traffic seem to be diminishing, while still remaining above last year’s averages. Looking at… Read more »

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Updated Arlington bicycling comfort map highlights the county’s most comfortable routes

This week, BikeArlington unveiled its 2017 edition of the Arlington Bicycle Comfort Level Map, which marks the most comfortable and safe streets for biking throughout the county. The new map is an update to the comfort map BikeArlington first debuted last year. The 2017 version was largely informed through resident suggestions, as well as input from… Read more »

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Now boarding, eastbound bike train to Rosslyn

During SafeTrack, “bike trains” for new riders will supplement Metro’s Orange and Silver lines through Arlington, Va. When SafeTrack maintenance surges first kick in on June 4, there’s no denying that Arlington and Northern Virginia will be uniquely affected for the first two months of the year-long program. Single-tracking and station closures on the Orange,… Read more »

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A closer look at who bikes to work in Arlington

Last month, the District Department of Transportation released a map, broken down by census tract, of how many people commuted by bike in Northwest D.C. as part of its presentation on a proposed protected bike lane in Shaw. In a blog post over at BikeArlington, our Research Director Stephen Crim took a similar look at Arlington County’s commuting habits… Read more »

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Five ways TDM is invisible (and why that should change)

Transportation demand management is like an alarm clock. It’s the under-appreciated mechanism that, once set into place, plays a significant role in changing your routine and habits over time. The alarm clock does the dirty – largely invisible – work of taking you from a restless, grumpy night of sleep into the sun-shining, coffee-scented, iPad-reading… Read more »

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In Arlington, lessons for simple bike wayfinding

Navigating by bike isn’t always as simple as following a bike trail to its end. Often, suggested bike routes may not be easily identified without a map, leaving bicyclists to guess at how to best navigate to their destinations. In Arlington, Virginia, an ongoing wayfinding project is working to make it easier to navigate the county’s irregular street grid… Read more »

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From rebalancing to dock-blocking: Techies hack to make Capital Bikeshare even more user-friendly

Hack nights centering on Capital Bikeshare are among the best-attended of Transportation Techies’ monthly events, drawing a mix of transit data, programming, and biking infrastructure enthusiasts The group, sponsored by Mobility Lab, hosted its fourth CaBi Hack Night last Monday at 1776’s new Crystal City offices, where many presenters addressed some of the daily, unavoidable… Read more »

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The Stories of Why People Bike

Everything you’ve heard about biking is true. It makes you happier, healthier and saves you time. Plus, it is good for the economy and the environment. And in the bike advocacy world, we talk about those benefits a lot. But if you are like most folks, a single statistic is not why you started riding… Read more »

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Arlington develops path for getting public on board with bikeshare

While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new. In just the last few years, many American cities have launched ambitious bikeshare services – with systems in at least 78 major U.S. cities – all aimed at providing a new transportation option. Planners have learned much about… Read more »

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Transit Data Gets More Intriguing As the Way It’s Presented Improves

Adil Yalcin said he was always frustrated that so many data-analysis programs require the user to pick the design of the data visualization. In other words, the users had to decide if they wanted to view the information as a line graph, chart, or other map. In an effort to simplify the process, the student… Read more »