A National Model for Better Streets Is Suddenly at Risk

In challenging the Times Square pedestrian plaza, New York City leaders are showing a profound misunderstanding about the impact of public space.


America’s Great Infrastructure Stagnation

The entire system of fixing old roads and rails and financing new ones is breaking down—just ask Boston.

The Streets of Paris, Renamed for Women

A feminist group, Osez le Féminisme, is calling attention to the city map’s big gender gap.

The Making of the L.A. Metro 'M'

A story of deli counters, legal threats, and hidden meanings—in one letter.


Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.


A Wonderfully Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work

Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns.

Women Still Do More Traveling Than Men for Household Errands

The gender gap in U.S. transportation has been stubbornly persistent.

Walkability Comes to the American West

Mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are the next frontier for the Rockies.


Edmonton Wants You to Know It Has the Coolest Bus Around

Good luck keeping city residents in their cars after this video.

Charting the New York Subway's Plunging On-Time Rate

A tough (if imperfect) new analysis by the New York State Comptroller raises concerns.

The Real Downtown 'Parking Problem': There's Too Much of It

A photographic tour of spots and lots in St. Paul’s booming Lowertown district.

How Americans Get to Work in Cities With the Lowest Car Commute Rates

From subways to ferries to working at home—in one table.

America's Ongoing Love Affair With the Car

Despite modest improvements in dense city centers, the vast majority of us are still driving to work alone.

A Troubling Review of Public Transit in New Orleans Since Katrina

Despite some recent progress, the city has prioritized streetcars to the detriment of bus service, according to a new report.

L.A.'s New Mobility Plan Envisions a Different Kind of City

Its car-reliant reputation might become a thing of the past.

Why Red Light Cameras Have Big Safety Benefits But Little Support

Corruption and rear-end crashes complicate what should be a clear public health case.

The U.K. Is Testing Roads That Recharge Your Electric Car As You Drive

The high-tech highways just might change the game for EV road trips.

Trees Can Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Shorter

In the Twin Cities they made a 10-minute wait feel like a breezy 7 minutes.

How Portable Air Sensors Are Changing Pollution Detection

The new generation of tools could revolutionize air quality measures for city residents and governments alike.