Browse Topics: Mobility
Rideables are portable, motorized devices for fast travel on streets, sidewalks and paved paths.
Vehicle relocation alerts pre-flooding
Pre-flooding alert systems to manage vehicle evacuation ahead of emergency flooding situations.
Mobility Hubs coordinate land uses, transportation options and street+parking design with special attention to growing options with shared use mobility (bikes, cars, on-demand rides and ride share) and pre-planning for driverless vehicles and evolving technologies. For land uses, mobility hubs emphasize flexible uses, incremental, iterative development and careful attention to sidewalks and curbs. These areas are also ripe for retrofits for resilience and green infrastructure
Shared Mobility: Current Practices & Guiding Principles
This primer introduces shared mobility, discusses the government’s role, reviews success stories, examines, lessons learned, & proposed solutions; and concludes with guiding principles.
Urban Cable Transport & Gondolas
Cable transport describes a variety of transportation systems that move people in motor-less, engine-less vehicles propelled by a steel cable.
Ring Ride App
Ring Ride is a bicycle riding game designed to increase support for walking and cycling improvements on Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse. On the app, players try to avoid obstacles (including dogs, other bicyclists and Mozart). The app takes players to the larger site for more information on events, project ideas, and resources.
Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets in NYC
Cities need to set new goals for their streets if they are to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing city and address the problems of vehicle crashes, traffic congestion, poor-performing bus and bike networks, and environments that are inhospitable for pedestrians.
First Mile/Last Mile Guide for Expanding the Reach of Transit
Transit trips (e.g., rail, streetcar, bus rapid transit, bus) are comprised not only of the journey on a transit vehicle, but also those trips (1) from origin to the transit stop and (2) from the end station to the ultimate destination. These end trips to/from station areas are often made on foot, by bicycle or car/vanpools. Cities are beginning to improve these first mile/last mile pathways in order to increase the “transit-shed” of riders.
Rackspotter – Crowdsourced Bike Rack Mapping
Arlington County’s Bicycle Program created Rackspotter, an app to identify and map bicycle parking racks. BikeArlington builds on existing partnerships among citizens, businesses and local government to encourage more people to bike more often in Arlington.
Guerrilla Wayfinding – DIY Wayfinding Signs for Pedestrians
Walk [Your City] is a Raleigh N.C. based organization that began posting unsanctioned wayfinding signs for pedestrians. The signs contain three important points: a common destination, the direction and approximate walk time. Walk [Your City] now has online templates so any city can print colorful signs.
Top Five Components of a Successful Bike Share System
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) developed an infographic with the most important features to consider when establishing a bike sharing system. The top five components are: (1) Station density, (2) Bikes per resident, (3) Coverage area, (4) Quality Bicycles and (5) Easy-to-use stations. The infographic distills information in their larger Bike Share Planning Guide.
San Francisco Police Department Bike Anti-Theft Unit – Social Campaign
As the bike share of transportation systems grow, so do the challenges. In San Francisco, the SF Police Department has launched an ambitious, innovative program to limit bike theft.
GoTriangle "I Heart Transit" Campaign
IN 2012, the transit consortium GoTriangle launched “I ♥Transit” campaign featuring a gallery of local businesses and recognizable faces that support sustainable transportation, and a traveling photobooth.
Protected Intersection Design for Bicycles
While the miles of protected, on-street bike lanes continues to grow, that protection ends at intersections. Nick Falbo adapts Dutch design to extend protection through intersections.
Bike Share: Capital Bikeshare
Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) includes a fleet of over 2,500 bicycles at more than 300 bike share stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. As of 2013, CaBi had 22,200 members. CaBi began in 2010, and in 3 years of operation riders took more than 6 million trips.
Bike Share: Citi Bike
Citi Bike includes a fleet of over 6,000 bicycles at more than 300 bike share stations across Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, with a projected expansion to 10,000 bicycles and 600 stations. As of 2013, Citi Bike had more than 94,000 members. In its first 5 months of operation, riders took more than 5 million Citi Bike trips.
Bike Share: Deco Bike
Deco Bike of Miami Beach provides bike share memberships for residents, and hourly rentals for visitors and tourists. The system includes 1,000 bikes at 85 docking stations, available 24 hours per day. Founded in 2011, Deco Bike riders recorded 3 million rides in the first 3 years of operation.
Bike Share: Hubway
Founded in 2011, Hubway includes a fleet of over 1,000 bicycles at more than 100 bike share stations across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA. The system is part of the Alta Bike share group, which includes Chicago’s Divvy Bikes, Australia’s Melbourne Bike Share, Washington DC’s Capital Bikeshare, New York City’s Citi Bike, and others. The program was funded by $4.5 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration and local organizations.