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.
Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.
Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.
At least one massively successful city innovation, 311, suggests it can.
The "Mayors Challenge" will award "breakthrough solutions" to urban problems.
Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.
New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.
Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.