It’s been said that if you build it, they will come. If you design a program that promotes daily walks, will they choose to walk more? To help measure the effects on walking behavior and attitudes of a program aimed to promote walking, Mobility Lab provided research assistance to WalkArlington, Arlington County’s walking education and... Read more »
The Arlington Story – How Transportation Demand Management Provides More Choices and Encourages Behavior Change
Amid the blizzard of legislation in the early days of the Biden administration, it’s easy to overlook a small but important bill, H.R. 2514, the Mobility Options, Resiliency, and Efficiency (MORE) through TDM Act.
With many forms of exercises restricted, bicycling surged across the DMV during the pandemic.
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A bit over 100 years ago, the streets were for everyone: for walking, streetcars, and horse-drawn carriages, even for children playing. Jaywalking was not a crime, or even a concept that the average person on the street would comprehend.
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Bicycling has been surging in the pandemic and children are huge beneficiaries. Biking is not only fun, but it also empowers children and youth, making them masters of their own mobility while boosting their health. But the rules of the road are difficult for children to master, involving complex decisions, especially at intersections, that only seem easy to adults because we have spent years absorbing them. Indeed, from 1961 to 2009 the number of children biking and walking to school plummeted, from 42 percent to 16 percent. In an environment filled with menacing cars, how does one teach children to become safe, confident cyclists?
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When it comes to travel behavior research, commuting behavior tends to take the spotlight. Travel surveys tend to provide insight on travel on a regular day, and at times refrain from collecting data on people’s travel on holidays. Is there something that makes travel during the holidays different? Since it’s right around the corner, let’s... Read more »
WMATA, like many transit agencies in the US, has not collected fares on buses since March in an effort to protect drivers and riders from COVID-19. The agency, however, is considering bringing back fares in addition to implementing budget cuts in order to meet a nearly $200 million shortfall. The idea of making transit system... Read more »
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When a pedestrian death happens, multiple factors come into play. Too often, themes such as distracted or drunk driving rise to the top of our arguments while the built environment and prevailing car-centric culture are pushed to the side. Historically it seems that interventions to reduce pedestrian fatalities place the burden on the pedestrian themselves.... Read more »
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