Eric Jaffe

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

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

Flickr/George Brett

The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute

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

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The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company

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

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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.

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What Congress Should Be Talking About When It Talks About a National Transportation Plan

There's a worthy federal infrastructure program staring America right in the face: broadband.

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The Most Persuasive Evidence Yet that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit

It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.

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Singapore's Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success

Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.

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The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt

The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.

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The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.

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Why Amtrak's On-Time Performance Is So Much Worse This Year

The passenger rail carrier lost its leverage with freight rail companies after a federal appeals court ruling in 2013.

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The Many Languages of Transit Platform Signs

There's no one way to show riders the way, but some are better than others.

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Why People Still Move to 'Unhappy' Places

For one thing, low rents.

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Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success

Much of the recent nastiness is really a symptom of driver frustration with a changing environment.

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Hey, Congress, Oregon Has Your Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Right Here

The state has released a brief policy history of its pay-per-mile program.

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Transit Projects Are About to Get Much, Much Easier in California

The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.

Eric Jaffe

The Geographic Legacy of 'Seinfeld'

A digital reality tour of five classic New York locations still here, and five since gone.

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Where Do the Smartest People Move?

A new report finds that higher intelligence is linked with rural-to-city migration, and with city-to-suburb movement.

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5 Lessons U.S. Transit Systems Should Learn from London

At the top of the list: Get people on board with annual fare increases.

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A Surprising Number of Bank Robbers Use Mass Transit for Their 'Getaway'

In the modern city, criminality meets multimodality.