Commute

An Interview With Wanksy, Penis Doodler and Pothole Avenger

How an English construction worker is fighting for better road infrastructure by scribbling on the streets like a third-grader.

The Hardest-Working Bike in Washington, D.C.: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Navigator

Uber India's Updated SOS Button Puts Riders In Instant Communication With Police

Will the new feature keep passengers safer?

7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis

Perhaps the biggest win: no more on-street parking.

CityFixer

Why Great Transit Is Worth Loads of Money to Local Businesses

Reliable buses cut down on employee turnover—dramatically.

Vandals Built a Brick Wall in the Door of This German Train

It's like the commuter version of The Cask of Amontillado.

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.

For Bike-Share Equity, Convenience Is Key

New recommendations for building accessible systems suggest more stations in low-income neighborhoods—and more density in general.

The Only Chart You Need to Explain America's Broken Gas Tax

Highway money is on pace to run out in July.

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

An Underrated Approach to Cutting Car Commutes: Peer Pressure

The surprising power of social norms in shifting travel habits.

Maps

Indiana Drivers Paid $4.8 Million in NYC Parking Tickets Last Year

And other sad parking tales told by open data.

5 Subway Lines New York Hasn't Built But Should

A transit wish list for wealthier times.

Whether or Not Millennials Are Buying Cars Is Beside the Point

Some will, some won't—it shouldn't change how cities adjust their transportation policies.

Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle

The eco-friendly, trendy cycle designs are far cheaper when assembled at home.

A Big Fight Over a Small Slice of the Transportation Pie

The perennial debate over how much federal funding should go to mass transit is raging again.

What Airlines Don't Get About Delays

By presenting the same limited information to fliers in a very different way, carriers might be able to make everyone a little less aggravated.

Videos

Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

Why City Noise Is a Serious Health Hazard

An audiologist explains why it's so much more than a mere annoyance.