Eric Jaffe

California High-Speed Rail Authority

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

Reuters

City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

A growing body of evidence connects urban pollution with harmful brain alterations

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Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

Flickr/Governor Martin O'Malley

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

Flickr/Kristin Brenemen

Speeding Up Denver Ski Season Traffic ... By Going Slower

This winter, Colorado highway officials will institute "rolling speed harmonization" to ease congestion

Reuters

Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data

Flickr/Jack Zalium

Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

Courtesy City of New Haven

In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

Reuters

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

Reuters

Why American Commute Times Are Difficult to Compare to Other Countries

In one recent survey the U.S. has relatively short commutes; in another, they're relatively long

Flickr/Amsterdamize

Bicycle Storage Solutions for a Bike-Crazed World

Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing

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Fixing Atlanta's Transportation Mess, with Pennies

Metro area leaders approve $6.14 billion project list for 2012 referendum

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Great Urban-Rural Happiness Debate

Some numbers say small-town folk are happier than city folk, but the true story is much more complicated

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Courtesy Relay Rides

Car-Sharing Gets Personal

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing services are ripe to expand to cities of all sizes

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The Limits of New Urbanism in Portland's Orenco Station

Walking and social interaction are high in this planned community, but commuting by transit remains low

via MoveArkansas

In Little Rock, a Crosswalk That Forbids Crossing

By restricting pedestrian movement, the city rewards bad drivers

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5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment