It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.
From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.
A new study claims to "contradict" the premise that density discourages driving — but does it?
From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.
Transport modes should be evaluated on their "productive time," not just travel time.
People are much more likely to ride to work if they have a place to clean up once they get there.
Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.
A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.
Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.
Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.
What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.
A new study finds big cross-cultural differences in spatial descriptions.
A subway-hopping photographer memorializes reading riders on a Tumblr blog.
New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.
A social media hoax outwitted an anti-tax group and galvanized voters in Troy, Michigan.
An interactive time capsule to all 116 New York City neighborhoods, from 1943.
New research finds the "bystander effect" can be offset by the presence of public self-awareness.
Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.
Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.