How has transformation demand management worked in Arlington County?
Over past decades, the transportation and development strategies of Arlington County, Virginia, strategies have yielded substantial economic, and environmental benefits – allowing continued growth with less reliance on automotive trips and more use of transit and other travel options.
Many policies contribute to this unique success, including everything from mixed-use, transit-oriented developments , a multitude of accessible transportation options, to readily available educational information. Transportation demand management itself has allowed Arlington to get more than 40,000 cars off the road every day.
Making transportation options work for people has required a sustained effort, incorporating continuously shifting trends, over many years in Arlington.
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After preparing for our Metro scavenger hunt, which I detailed in a previous blog post, my roommate Joey and I were ready to begin. We decided to start our journey at 6:00 am sharp on Monday, August 11. We had spent the previous day calculating trip times between our various destinations and way points (38… Read more »
The 2012 American Community Survey Data show numerical changes in the way Arlingtonians get to work, but the differences are not statistically significant. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released new American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Arlington residents maintained their high rates of biking, walking, and transit use, with small percentage… Read more »
Arlington County Commuter Service’s Car-Free Diet is a campaign designed to encourage a “car-free” or “car-lite” lifestyle by using transit, biking, walking, or teleworking instead of driving. The Car-Free Diet web site offers information on how to use transit, a calculator that shows how much money one could save and how many calories one could… Read more »
Who: Jessica Tunon, appreciator of much-improved lifestyle What: Two-door Honda Accord LE, lease ended on May 12, 2008 Where: Florida to Arlington, Virginia Why: Have more “fun money” When: May 12, 2008 (see above) How: CarFreeDiet.com and, with my financial background, a personal cost-benefit analysis As the stats above show, I recently passed my five-year anniversary of beginning my new… Read more »
Imagine the following scenario: Your daily commute in Washington D.C. requires taking metro’s green line to Gallery Place, then transferring onto a metrobus to your final destination. Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals hockey team is playing at Gallery Place’s Verizon Center. The game has just completed, and the street is teaming with Caps fans. Traffic is… Read more »
Seventy-three percent of the Arlington senior executives surveyed in Mobility Lab’s latest study give “very good” or “excellent” ratings to the county’s business climate. Further, 58 percent of local leaders rate that climate as superior to the rest of the Greater Washington region and 70 percent said the same when asked to compare Arlington with the rest… Read more »
The 2012 Business Leaders Study set out to assess the importance of the county’s transportation network as a component of the overall business environment, find out how well that system is serving the business community, and identify areas for improvement. Through a survey and focus groups, we asked executives, human-resource professionals, and developers to tell… Read more »
Have you formed your teams and mapped where you want to walk? Have you broken in new walking shoes? Are you ready to walk? We are, and this video should get you even more in the mood! Arlington Transportation Partners has been working hard to make our three pit stops for the 2013 National Walk… Read more »
Many of us with older parents are feeling an increased burden when our loved ones can no longer drive. Jurisdictions tasked with providing older adult transportation are figuring out how to address this demand as well. According to a study by the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Municipal Aging Services Project, public transit demand will nearly triple… Read more »
Arlington County sits at the center of a regional transportation network that spans three states, multiple counties, independent cities, and extensive federal land holdings. As we all face the challenge of improving aging and congested infrastructure, Arlington especially needs to reach across borders and promote transit projects elsewhere in order to serve its growing population… Read more »