Dr. Gridlock’s Tips: Going Seriously Car-Free

Washington Post: Sunday, January 18, 2009; Page C07

The innovative group at Arlington County’s CommuterPage.com is always looking for ways to advance the cause of car-free commuting. For the inauguration, it has developed a communal way of monitoring people’s progress, and they seek more volunteers to make the system work.

It has developed a rating system, so if your method of travel is Metrorail, bus, train, biking or walking, you can quickly inform travelers how bad or good a particular spot is and whether they should use it.

A short message by Twitter or e-mail, for example, might steer people to or away from Clarendon Metro station. You can find more details about how it works at http://www.commuterpageblog.com.

Chris Hamilton, chief of commuter services in Arlington County, said this clever concept was developed by the commuter services marketing director Bobbi Greenberg and interns Shane McCarty and Brandon Carroll of Virginia Tech.

Source: Washington Post

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~ by shanemccarty on January 18, 2009.

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