Eric Jaffe

Highways England / Flickr

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.

Lisa Chamberlain / Flickr

How Millennials Are Reviving Cleveland

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

Adam CruftT

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.

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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.

© Krisanne Johnson for the Design Trust for Public Space

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.

MyBiggestFan / Flickr

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.

Images by John 'K' / Flickr

Why the Trip Back Always Feels Shorter

Because the trip there was so disappointingly long.

Dana Lane / Flickr

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.

Dillon Consulting

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

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

Pablo Flores / Flickr

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

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

Hamilton Project

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

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

Mark Byrnes / CityLab

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.

Screenshot via Exhausting a Crowd.

Caption the Lives of These Unwitting London Pedestrians

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

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

We Still Basically Have No Idea What Happened With the Amtrak 188 Derailment

Most notably: whether or not the engineer was using his cell phone.

MIT’s Senseable City Lab

These Futuristic Driverless Car Intersections Forgot About Pedestrians and Cyclists

It would be a huge mistake for cities to undo all the progress being made on human-scale street design.