The Crystal City Metro station in Arlington, Virginia.

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The Good and the Bad of the Capital Bikeshare Member Survey

Capital Bikeshare’s 2014 Member Survey indicates that even as Washington D.C.’s bikeshare service has grown by leaps and bounds, its users have become older, whiter, and wealthier. Most company executives would be happy enough with these demographics. Wealthy customers? Yes please. Washington’s business community, in fact, was a tough sell on this new transit option. …

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A First Look at Arlington’s New Bike-Ped Safety Messaging

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Arlington hasn't unveiled its new PAL marketing campaign yet, but Mobility Lab received a preview of it. Soon to show up on ART buses, in Arlington Metro stations, and local newspapers, the new series of ads are colorful and friendly in their gentle and light-hearted admonition for drivers, pedestrians, …

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This weekend I had the opportunity to follow around a bike film crew, helmed by cycling advocates Modacity, as they filmed a video that will be part of a series for BikeArlington, to debut this fall (I'll be writing a "behind the scenes" blog post in the coming weeks). Here's my beater bike, as I …

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Behind the Scenes of a Transportation Tech Start-Up

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to compete with the likes of Google, but that’s what a little start-up named Conveyal is doing. The firm creates digital tools to help transport authorities better communicate the wide array of available mobility options. Its new product is similar in functionality to …

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Arlington County First in Nation with Program to Ease Public-School Staff Commutes

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] The only transportation demand management (TDM) program for public school faculty and staff in the U.S. has been created in Arlington County, Virginia. The program, called “ATP Schools,” is being administered by Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), the employer-outreach arm of Arlington County Commuter Services. Funded by a grant from …

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BikeArlington Encourages the “Concerned 60%” to Get on a Bike

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Don’t ride a bicycle? Arlington County wants to change that. The Virginia county is committed to getting as many residents as possible on a car-free diet1, and encouraging more of its residents to get around by bike is one way the county is achieving this goal. Arlington’s BikeArlington team makes biking more …

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