The benefits of taking transit, carpooling, biking, and walking have been well documented for adults commuting to work, and for tweens and teens. However, these options are not always feasible, especially for parents with younger children.
Commuter benefits and programs
Your business or property can benefit through vanpool transportation and other sustainable transportation programs.
Providing great bike-related amenities will help your building stay ahead of the curve, especially with the increased popularity of biking in the DC region. The Arlington County Bike Parking Standards Guide offers guidance for buildings wanting to upgrade or add bike storage facilities; however, this blog showcases properties that have gone above and beyond to make biking easy and ultra-convenient for Arlington residents.
During the prospecting phase of leasing, managers ask future residents about commute and travel intentions to initiate necessary discussions regarding parking availability and building impact. At the same time, property managers and sales teams have an opportunity to influence how a potential resident evaluates and uses their local sustainable transportation options.
On May 7, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a large-scale capital project to rebuild and repair parts of the Metrorail system. The projects will begin in the summer of 2019 with full-segment shut downs on particular lines that will create disruptions for many commuters. The rebuilding is needed to ensure the safety of Metro riders and maintain the integrity of the system.