Eric Jaffe

Coming Soon to a Cab Near You: Vending Machines?

A modernized vending machine for taxis and bars is preparing for launch in New York.

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Does Light Rail Really Encourage People to Stop Driving?

No, but it does pull them off buses, if a new study of British systems is any indicator.

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A 42-Part Murder Mystery, Chronicled on the Toronto Subway

The series deals with the universal urban problem of bike riders versus drivers.

Mapping the Legal Pot Era in Spokane

The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.

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New York's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Always Affordable

A new report finds that two-thirds of newly developed units are too expensive for local residents.

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A Peek at Rising Health Care Costs in 5 Major Cities

Premiums for the young and healthy are set to rise 169 percent, according to a new survey.

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An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking

A new study highlights the concern women riders have for car traffic.

Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).

Chicago's Secrets, Revealed Through User-Friendly Apps

The Open City group turns government data into apps on crime, snow plows, even lobbying efforts.

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Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

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If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come

A new report on Montreal's BIXI shows cycling rates increase by the end of season two.

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Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

Creating Silhouettes of the City From Memory

The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.

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What Makes Urban Charter Schools Effective?

MIT economist Josh Angrist believes demographics and pedagogical approach both play a role.

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4 Reasons the U.S. Trails the World in Road Safety

The biggest one is simply that Americans drive more.

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How Virtual Traffic Lights Could Cut Down on Congestion

Car-to-car communication could decrease urban congestion by 60 percent, one computer scientist says.

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Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.

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Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.

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The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.