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Chris Hamilton to speak at Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health (UD/MH)

Meet our speakers: Chris Hamilton Chris Hamilton is the President of Active Transport for Cities. Previously Bureau Chief of Commuter Services for Arlington Department of Transport, he has been called an ‘active transport guru’. He will be speaking at our launch event on 7/7/15. Learn more and register here. Where are you originally from, and […]

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10 steps to take 100,000 cars off DC’s roads

Originally posted on the Greater Greater Washington blog on May 6, 2015. Want to reduce the number of cars driving around DC each day? The fastest way to do it may be a relatively cheap and non-controversial set of marketing and incentive programs, collectively called Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Image from Mobility Lab. TDM isn’t […]

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Cities Must Understand Bikeshare Is Transit

Mayor Vincent Gray

Bikeshare systems either have to make it on their own or be subsidized like the rest of the transportation system.

This difference of opinion within the bikeshare industry was recently brought to light by an article at NextCity.orgentitled San Antonio Bikeshare Threatens to Close Without Major Sponsor. But it isn’t such a black or white issue.

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Energizing People to Reimagine Our Cities

Cross-posted from Mobility Lab – March 10, 2015

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Infrastructure Money Tight? Do Better Bus Marketing

Cross posted on http://www.MobilityLab.org on March 6, 2015. If cities want to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure improvements, they should brand and market their buses better, according to New York Times conservative commentator Josh Barro. Citing a 2009 report from the Federal Transit Administration, he notes there is evidence to believe that transit agencies […]

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Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

Photo: Foxx and Garcetti

I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. TDM Takeaway Cutting-edge, affordable transportation programs focused on people must play more […]

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Demand Side Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success

Cross posted at http://www.MobilityLab.org on July 7, 2014 Two recent headlines really sum it up nicely for Arlington County, Virginia. As Arlington Booms, Traffic Drops was written by Canaan Merchant in Greater Greater Washington and The Suburb of the Future is Here – How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path […]

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I-66 Doesn’t Need More Lanes Or Expensive Infrastructure

Yes, Virginia Interstate 66 is a mess. Commuters are right to decry the congestion along this stretch of interstate, where travel times from Northern Virginia into D.C. are the longest in the region. But reports from Dr. Gridlock in the Washington Post that the state and federal governments are considering plans to add additional lanes onto I-66 are not […]

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