Eric Jaffe

Can Trees Actually Deter Crime?

Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.

What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

A New Yorker's (Sadly Lopsided) Scorecard of Tokyo Transportation

Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.

Here Is New York Transit

It's where rich and poor, wise and weird, picker and non-picker unite.

The Latest Fantastic Transportation System That Will Never Be Built

We'd love to get from New York to Beijing in 2 hours, but we won't hold our breath.

Illustrating a Commute, One Rider at a Time

Artist Steve Wilkin sketches those who ride the 7:38 train in a free newspaper.

How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.

A Bike To Fix Public Transit's Biggest Problem

Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.

Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

The regulation causes developers to build more spaces than they would otherwise, according to a new report.

Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

The Odd Link Between Commute Direction and Marital Satisfaction

Couples that travel the same way to work are happier together, a new study in the U.S. and China concludes.

In China, Great Urbanization Brings Great Health Risks

Better care is needed for rural-to-urban migrant workers, a new review concludes.

Saving Detroit's Public Transit By Privatizing It

The privately run Detroit Bus Company will try to pick up where the city's public transportation left off.

Is the Biker Rights Movement Gaining Momentum?

A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.

The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.