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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American Cities’ Biggest Transportation Innovation is Decidedly Low-Tech

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] American cities are adding bus and bike lanes, implementing bikeshare systems, and creating public plazas and miniature parks at a rapid pace. Urban streets, long the domain of automobiles, are increasingly being reclaimed by and for the people, a change that amounts to the biggest transportation innovation in recent …

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D.C. Housing May be Less Expensive than the Suburbs

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] The conventional wisdom is that living in the city is much more expensive than living outside of it. Taxes, entertainment, and groceries all add up to a slightly higher cost of living in the city. Housing, though, is the expense that tips the scales decidedly in favor of the …

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How Much Should Uber be Regulated?

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Sharing-economy companies like Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB continue to disrupt industries as they create services that are incredibly appealing to consumers. Whatever your opinion on these companies, the decision regarding if, and how much, they should be regulated is important. It will help determine the speed of technological innovation …

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Gridlock: Not Just for Washington D.C. Politics

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] File this one under “lists you don’t want to appear on.” Consumer finance website NerdWallet has released a list of the top 10 Worst Cities for Car Drivers. Washington D.C., number two on the list, proves once again that the term “gridlock” doesn’t just apply to the city’s politics. …

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