Commute

Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Navigating New Orleans During Mardi Gras

Road closures and parade-related barricades make the Crescent City’s Carnival season an urban traffic challenge.

CityFixer
Gemeente Amsterdam

Amsterdam Is Flooding, On Purpose

Widened canals—and underground bike parking—will bring the city’s Central Station a little closer to nature and history.

Navigator
"Get Out"

The Horror of 'Get Out' Is Everywhere

You can take the horror film out of the city and out of the suburbs, and racism for black people will still be scary.

Reuters

What's Behind Declining Transit Ridership Nationwide?

Pick a culprit: The rise of ride-hailing services, budget cuts, cheap oil, or bad service.

Peter Nicholls/Reuters

What Can London's Mayor Actually Do for the City?

Despite his high profile and ambitious agenda, Sadiq Khan holds one of Britain’s least understood offices.

Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

In California's Commuter Rail Drama, Nobody's a Winner

Except, ironically, proponents of high-speed rail, the likely target of a major federal grant delay.

TransitMatters/YouTube

When Street Parking Becomes a Pop-Up Bus Lane

An experiment in Everett, Massachusetts, has meant shorter rides for both transit users and drivers.

Richard Clement/Reuters

Ride Angry

The best thing about bicycle commuting is the rage.

Amr Nabil/AP

The Politics Clogging Transportation Reform in Egypt

An emphasis on building wide roads and highways bring the government a façade of prestige without benefiting average people.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Don't Demonize Driving, Just Stop Subsidizing It

As a matter of fairness and practicality, drivers should pay for the roads they drive on.

zen whisk/Flickr

London's Subway Commuters Breathe More Pollution Than Drivers

A new study discovers just how bad the Underground’s air can be.

Jim Young/Reuters

Bicycle People: Speak Your Mind

A new survey wants city dwellers on two wheels to add their two cents about cycling infrastructure and culture.

Jon Feinstein/Flickr

Young Millennials Take the Award for 'Worst-Behaved U.S. Drivers'

Nearly 90 percent of young drivers have recently sped, texted, or blown a red light—and some think that’s acceptable.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Is America Breaking Up With Cars?

America hit peak car ownership in 2006. The numbers have been declining since—until recently.

Facebook/Tishaura Jones

Understanding a St. Louis Mayoral Candidate's Viral Takedown of a Local Newspaper

Just in case you have any questions about Tishaura Jones’s letter slamming the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial board, CityLab has you covered.

Maps
WhereIsMyTransport

Mapping Cape Town's Informal Minibus Taxi Network

How a startup mapped 657 routes, nearly 1,500m and 5,500 miles in three weeks.

Photos
Ann Sophie Lindström

The Equestrians of North Philly

How a riding club counters crime with horses.

Environment and Behavior

To Cut Car Pollution, Ask Drivers to 'Think of Yourself'

Researchers tested different road signs to prevent drivers from idling their engines. “Big Brother” eyes helped, but a simple appeal to the “private self” did even more.

Flickr/Mr/Hicks//Kitty Terwolbeck/Brad Geddes/xoMEox

How to Teach a Car a Traffic Sign

Before self-driving vehicles can truly operate autonomously, they’ll need to master Street Sign 101. They might be almost there.