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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Uber’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Will Make its Taxi Disruption Look Quaint by Comparison

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab. Reprinted by GovTech.] Uber has fundamentally changed the taxi industry. But its biggest disruption may be yet to come. The ride-hailing company has invested in autonomous-vehicle research, and its CEO Travis Kalanick (pictured above) has indicated that consumers can expect a driverless Uber fleet by 2030. Uber expects its service …

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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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Unlimited Bikeshare Parking? Yeah, We Got That.

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] We already know that an overwhelming amount of Capital Bikeshare members are really happy to have this cost-saving, healthy, non-polluting, and auto-traffic-alleviating transportation option available in the Washington D.C. region. Now there’s yet another reason for them to love the system. “You’re corralled,” Nate Graham tells a Capital Bikeshare …

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A Bikeshare Station on Every Corner?

[By Paul Goddin for Greater Greater Washington and Mobility Lab] A new study from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) says people use bikeshare more when a given area has more stations. But the study makes a density recommendation that's going to be hard to ever meet, and not everyone agrees it's a …

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