Eric Jaffe

San Francisco's Humble Request to Luxury Developers: Pitch in for Public Transit

A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

The Poor Are Less Happy in Places With More Income Inequality

A new study finds that we resent prosperous peers more in places with big wealth gaps—an effect that’s especially strong among low-income groups.

Watch This Large Man Lift a Car out of a Bike Lane

A new cycling superhero is born.

10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars

The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.

3 Traits Shared by New York's Most Walkable Streets

Can you say, street-level windows?

The Many Benefits of Making One-Way Streets Two-Way

Safer traffic, for one thing.

Indy (Gently) Nudges Developers Away From Parking, Toward Transit

The Indy Rezone plan gives breaks to buildings that provide bike, car-share, or bus access.

7 Transportation Plot Lines Better Than the High-Speed Rail Scheme in 'True Detective'

Can you say: Monorail?

Why Tap-and-Go Transit Fares Are Kind of a Big Deal

Lower costs, ridership barriers, and passenger congestion are among the possible benefits.

Troubling Echoes of Urban Renewal in an Atlanta Suburb

Marietta is razing a number of housing complexes with low-income residents to make way for commercial development.

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

5 Anti-Bike Arguments That Should Be Retired

For one, bike lanes are actually really good for the local economy.

The Clearest Explanation Yet for Why Millennials Are Driving Less

Shifting demographics matter, but shifting attitudes may matter more.

4 Key Problems With Measuring EV Pollution vs. Gas Cars

For one thing, the electricity grid is getting cleaner every day.

Iowa Makes a Bold Admission: We Need Fewer Roads

The state’s DOT chief recently predicted the road system “is going to shrink.”

Los Angeles Eyes a More Frequent Bus Network for No New Cost

The tradeoffs would include more crowded buses and some service cuts.

Turn Your Conventional Car Into a Driverless One for 10 Grand

Cruise Automation’s RP-1 conversion system is now being tested on California highways.

More Immigration Means Higher Wages for All Workers

As diversity increases, both at the city and the workplace level, so does productivity.

Why It's Safer to Walk and Bike Where More People Walk and Bike

Drivers pay more attention.