Eric Jaffe

The Invention of America's 'Love Affair' With the Automobile

One historian calls it a "masterstroke of public relations" made possible by a single 1961 television special.

The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.

7 Design Lessons From the World's Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus.

She Tried Commuting to Work by Streetcar. It Took as Long as Walking.

A casual experiment in Atlanta doesn't help dissuade "tourist trolley" fears.

Introducing Our Free E-Book on 'The Future of Transportation'

A dozen of CityLab's favorite stories from the 2014 series on how Americans will travel tomorrow.

How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient

Meet Transfix, a start-up that fashions itself "Uber for trucks."

Driverless Car Test Districts Are Coming

But even Google admits the technology still has a ways to go.

Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

The new finding fits with a host of evidence linking urban greenery to mental health.

Just Because You Can't Find a Place to Park Doesn't Mean There Aren't Way Too Many Parking Spots

A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.

Why One Florida City Reversed Its Road Diet

As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.

The 8 Best Jerry Brown Lines from California's High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

A dig at Republican critics, a kind-of dig at martini drinkers, a call for state unity, and more.

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.

Two Architects of Broken Windows Policing Go On the Defensive

William Bratton and George Kelling say the critics just don't understand.

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.