Eric Jaffe

Why Rush-Hour Traffic Isn’t the Best Way to Rank Urban Mobility

Focusing on the peak period, as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute does, can miss the big picture.

The Streets of Paris, Renamed for Women

A feminist group, Osez le Féminisme, is calling attention to the city map’s big gender gap.

The Making of the L.A. Metro 'M'

A story of deli counters, legal threats, and hidden meanings—in one letter.

Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.

Mapping America's Westward Population March Over 220 Years

Watch Manifest Destiny unfold from 1790 to 2010 with this interactive data viz.

A Wonderfully Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work

Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns.

Women Still Do More Traveling Than Men for Household Errands

The gender gap in U.S. transportation has been stubbornly persistent.

Edmonton Wants You to Know It Has the Coolest Bus Around

Good luck keeping city residents in their cars after this video.

Charting the New York Subway's Plunging On-Time Rate

A tough (if imperfect) new analysis by the New York State Comptroller raises concerns.

The Real Downtown 'Parking Problem': There's Too Much of It

A photographic tour of spots and lots in St. Paul’s booming Lowertown district.

How Americans Get to Work in Cities With the Lowest Car Commute Rates

From subways to ferries to working at home—in one table.

A Troubling Review of Public Transit in New Orleans Since Katrina

Despite some recent progress, the city has prioritized streetcars to the detriment of bus service, according to a new report.

Why Red Light Cameras Have Big Safety Benefits But Little Support

Corruption and rear-end crashes complicate what should be a clear public health case.

Trees Can Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Shorter

In the Twin Cities they made a 10-minute wait feel like a breezy 7 minutes.

Why It’s So Hard to Measure Residential Displacement

A new study of London is the latest to find mixed evidence for the downsides of gentrification.

The 4 Types of Millennial Travelers

Most are drivers, but more are becoming car-less over time.

Florida's Privately Funded Passenger Rail Plan Chugs Forward Amid Opposition

Skeptics doubt the Miami-Orlando train can profit, but with no taxpayer money in the mix, it’s not clear why they care.

Even Doubled, America's Gas Tax Would Be Low by World Standards

And yet opposition to raising it remains fixed and fierce.

Its Streetcar Nixed, Fort Worth Still Awaits a Better Bus

Five years after the trolley plan died, some locals are frustrated that other transit improvements haven’t emerged.