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Cities will need to fight zero-occupant miles with “TDM for autonomous vehicles” - Mobility Lab

The advent of autonomous vehicles is fraught with uncertainty, especially when it comes to their impacts on traffic, travel choices, and the broader transportation system. They offer many potential benefits, but many potential negative impacts, depending in part on how they are deployed. While widespread adoption may still be decades away, significant numbers will begin to be on the roads in less than 10 years, according to manufacturers and other observers. Ultimately, many expect them to have major transformational effects on our transportation systems and built environment. Today’s policymakers have an opportunity to implement plans that will guide the efficient usage of AVs and rider cho

Vision Zero video tool analyzes intersections for dangerous traffic conflicts - Mobility Lab

Volunteers will “teach” the program to better identify people walking and biking Despite signing onto Vision Zero, a campaign that aims to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries, Washington, D.C. and other large cities have struggled to make progress in reducing deaths on their streets. While traffic deaths in D.C. have held steady in the high 20s over the past few years, traffic fatalities nationwide have increased by 6 percent, just from 2015 to 2016. Traffic safety data, especially, can be difficult to quantify and analyze in support of VZ plans. However, a new tool is in development that will provide planners with insight to better understand where they should target thei

New start-up to offer free rides along Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor – UrbanTurf DC

Sprynt plans to start offering 100-percent electric rides for free along the Rossyln-Ballston Corridor beginning June 21. So how will the private company make any money off this venture? According to DC Urban Turf, passengers will be given advertising pitches during their trips. According to a statement on the company’s website: “Our unique solution to the growing demand for alternative transportation is made possible through strategic advertising partnerships with local and national brands. These partnerships allow us to transport our passengers 100 percent free of charge!” Let’s hope they have something really engaging to pitch because, otherwise, the plan seems a little puzzling. After al

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