Eric Jaffe

Can Boston Become America's Best BRT Town?

A new plan outlines five corridors that have the makings of “gold standard” bus-rapid transit.

Singapore Is Already Planning for a Future of Driverless Taxis

Officials see the technology as a way to make the city-state “even more sustainable and liveable.”

Yet More Evidence for the Social Cost of Driving: Road Noise

A study of Greater London linked loud traffic with strokes and other health problems.

How Millennials Are Reviving Cleveland

The downtown population is at an all-time high, and young workers are leading the way.

Downtown Cleveland Is Turning a Traffic Hub Into a Public Park

Cleveland is the latest city to call on James Corner, the landscape architect behind New York’s High Line, to revive an urban park.

To Improve Street Safety, San Francisco Bans Cars From Turning

The changes to Market Street traffic come under the city’s Vision Zero plan.

Mapping the Spread of U.S. Baby Names Over the Past 100 Years

There was a clear north-south divide up through the 1970s, when this adorable geography began to scatter.

Let This Delightful Mailman Guide You Through Detroit's Racial Divide

The postal route of Wendell Watkins is ground zero for redevelopment, and perhaps displacement.

Reviving the Dead Spaces Under Elevated Structures

A new report from the Design Trust for Public Space outlines how.

A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning

It’s not just possible, it’s happening in Houten.

Elon Musk Challenges Engineering Students to Design a Hyperloop Pod

Spend your summer break solving America's high-speed transportation problems.

U.S. Sprawl Peaked in 1994 and Has Been Declining Ever Since

A new study also suggests it started much earlier than you might think.

Why the Trip Back Always Feels Shorter

Because the trip there was so disappointingly long.

2,220 Reasons Your Next Car Should Brake for You

That’s how many lives would have been saved in 2011-12, according to a new federal report.

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

Removing an elevated city highway doesn’t always make traffic worse—some cars just disappear.

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.

How Much Money U.S. Transit Systems Lose Per Trip, in 1 Chart

Shocker: dense, compact cities tend to do better than others.

77 Ways to Design the Letter 'M'

Mass transit agencies around the world face the same conundrum: How to make what amounts to four straight lines distinctive.

Caption the Lives of These Unwitting London Pedestrians

A new digital art exhibit, Exhausting a Crowd, is a people-watcher’s dream.