The harder task is addressing the underlying issues that led James Robertson to walk 21 miles to and from work every day in the first place.
In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.
The city's "scarlet letter" system joins a long line of policies designed to embarrass. But do they work?
Several cities are trying out new ways of encouraging low-income residents to sign up.
The perils of "biking while black" came into sharp focus this month.
Alta Bicycle Share, the nation's biggest bike-share company, just changed its name to Motivate. We chatted with CEO Jay Walder about his plans for the future.
How an outpouring of financial support led to #Becauseofapubliclibrary.
A recent survey of retired New York City police officers suggests the department's culture has shifted toward data manipulation.
A car is often—even usually—the wrong tool for the job in a dense urban setting. And using the wrong tool makes you frustrated and impatient.
Three years ago, the violence-stricken city bet big on a data-focused approach funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. When will we know if it's working?
U.S. roads are safer than they've ever been for people who travel in cars. But has that come at the expense of those who travel on foot?
Can the liberal NYC mayor mend fences with increasingly hostile police leadership just as he needs the force to handle protests against bad policing?
In 19th-century New York, urban livestock were perceived as a threat to the image and future of the nation's largest city.
During Art Basel, a tagger called Demz was run down by police protecting street-art fans from street artists. His death has more than one connection to Eric Garner's.
A New York City Council member wants the lights off at night in 40,000 commercial buildings to save the environment. Would this dim the city's iconic skyline?
A collection of newly digitized ordinances from the 17th-century settlement that would become New York City reveals a riotous city full of crime, trash, and “insolent practices with sad accidents of bodily injury.”
Politically powerful 19th-century cyclists created road infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe—and many of them went on to lead the fledgling automobile industry.
Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."
But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.