Residents around Arlington have had to adapt to a new reality in 2020. While most might be preparing for a return to the office, their commuting behavior will definitely change moving forward. Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) hosted a webinar—Changes in Arlington Residents’ Travel Behavior Due to COVID-19— to look at how commuting behavior has changed and how property managers can better serve their residents as they travel around Arlington County.
The pandemic is halting businesses around the world and impacting the workforce in Arlington County. See the latest updates to ensure business continuity and follow transit service changes for essential employees.
After nearly eight months of working from home, Arlington employees and residents now have a new place to work, learn, and gather safely outdoors this fall. The Rosslyn BID has transformed Gateway Park in Rosslyn into O2, which stands for Outdoor Office.
Data from Waze/Google Maps has shown that driving in our region has been steadily increasing following the re-opening of the state and neighboring regions, and in certain occasions even reached pre-pandemic levels. Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) has also gathered insight through several tenant commute surveys and predicts a significant increase in the drive-alone rate as employees begin to return to work.
Below are the top 5 transportation amenities your building needs to have to help plan for your tenants' transition back to the office.
After a summer of primarily teleworking, your company may be considering or has already begun transitioning employees back into the office. This means a return to your commute and potentially, your vanpool. However, the world of commuting is different than it was a mere six months ago. Here’s some safety measures you can take to keep yourself and your fellow riders healthy in addition to wearing a mask, washing hands, and practicing social distancing.
Now is a great time to look ahead into 2021 and plan for what a return to the office will look like for your organization. While there are still many unknowns, taking the time to understand all of the facets that impact your transition back to the office— including the commute—will help set your company up for success.
Companies will need to understand how employees’ commuting needs and preferences will change, incorporate flexible work arrangements, and identify potential needs to support employees’ commutes.
Commute66 recently released a new toolkit providing step-by-step resources for companies planning for a return to the office. Here are a few of our insights at every stage.