Eric Jaffe

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.

A Surprisingly High Number of Commuters Would Prefer Not to Teleport to Work

Sometimes we do enjoy travel for travel's sake.

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."

To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.

Why It Doesn't Really Matter If UberX Is Cheaper Than a Cab

The difference in cost is negligible, but the convenience gap remains.

New York City Rolls Out Its Best Bus Corridor Design Yet

It's not quite BRT, but the Woodhaven Select Bus Service plan is clear progress.

Miami Takes a Big Step Toward Walkability

The city wants to convert car-friendly Biscayne Boulevard into pedestrian-friendly Biscayne Green.

New York's Newest Subway Expansion Is Delayed, But at Least the Photos Are Gorgeous

The MTA now says the new 7 train station will open this summer.

Driving in America Is Approaching a 'New Normal'

Car use was up in 2014, but there's still plenty of evidence we've hit "peak car."

6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.

A Pragmatic Introduction to Riding a Bike in New York

For one thing: "Never assume they see you."

A Private Tour of Portland's Forthcoming Car-Free Bridge

Tilikum Crossing, which will allow buses, bikes, walkers, and light rail but not private cars, will open in September.

Utah Appears Set to Ban Bicycles From Drive-Thru Lanes

Showdowns like this one stand to increase as car-reliance declines.

The Problem With Paying People to Bike to Work

We still love cheap parking and old commute habits.

Carpooling Tries for a Comeback

Several emerging services are betting that technology can revive the shared commute.

Don't Expect to Ride in Driverless Buses Anytime Soon

But partial autonomous technology can still improve transit systems.

Why Buses Should Let You Board Through Any Door, in 2 Charts

San Francisco's all-door boarding program has been a big success.

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

New York's Hugely Successful Late-Night Delivery Truck Program Is Heading to D.C.

More and more cities are realizing the benefits of off-hour deliveries.