Energizing People to Reimagine Our Cities

I'm not the creator of the embedded video in this post, but I worked at Mobility Lab during the period in which it was created, a golden period in Arlington County in which bike-sharing and active transportation really took off. Arlington, quite famously, moves people instead of cars.

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Business Leaders Network to Make Transportation Easier in Arlington

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] “One of the biggest benefits of being part of this program is learning what other companies are doing,” says Christine Ng of Environ, a science and technology consultancy that is one of hundreds of businesses served by Arlington Transportation Partners. Her compliment of ATP is captured in one of …

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Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama …

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Ride Public Transportation, Find Love?

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] There seems to be quite a lot of flirting, or at least furtive glancing, taking place on public transportation. A new series of Metro ads celebrating the opening of the Silver Line suggests the new rail line to Reston might not only connect Washington D.C. residents with jobs and housing, but …

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Ballston and the Silver Line: A Big Opportunity

[Video produced by Paul Mackie and Paul Goddin. Article by Paul Mackie originally appearing in PlanItMetro] In the above video, produced by me and Mobility Lab editor Paul Mackie, Ballston Business Improvement District CEO Tina Leone says, “We see the Silver Line as making Ballston the center of the universe. It makes everything even better here. We already …

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Smart Cities Put People First, and People Want Technology

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on December 13, 2013.] 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 …

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