Eric Jaffe

So What Exactly Is a 'Road Diet'?

A closer look at what's been called "one of the transportation safety field's greatest success stories."

Why the People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Actually Ride Transit

It may sound obvious, but it's a big problem in cities across the country.

It's Crucial Not to Forget That Nearly Everyone Still Drives to Work

In every urban demographic group in our State of City poll, the majority commuted by car.

When Adding Bike Lanes Actually Reduces Traffic Delays

In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

A New Penn Station Wing for Amtrak in New York May Be Closer Than We Thought

The second phase of Moynihan Station is nearly funded.

People in a Hurry Choose Uber Over Traditional Cabs

In San Francisco, unlike with taxis, people rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a ride service.

Balancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor

Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.

7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

Every City Needs Hong Kong's Brilliant Baggage-Check System

In-town baggage service eliminates the hassle of hauling luggage to the airport or around the city.

Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Walkers, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data

They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.

Tired of Cyclists Riding on the Sidewalk? Build More Bike Lanes

In places with good bicycling infrastructure, research shows that sidewalk riding goes down even as ridership goes up.

Transit Projects Shouldn't Take Longer to Finish in 2014 Than They Did in 1925

Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.

How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.

The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute

It's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace.

The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company

New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.

It's Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less if They Didn't Get Free Parking

The lure of the space overwhelms almost all other commuter benefits.