Commute

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

Illustrating a Commute, One Rider at a Time

Artist Steve Wilkin sketches those who ride the 7:38 train in a free newspaper.

Videos

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

Bad Review of the Day: New Haven's Reviled Urban Highway Replacement

The city won a grant to replace its highway with a walkable downtown, but one group raises several concerns about the new plan.

Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.

A Bike To Fix Public Transit's Biggest Problem

Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.

A Picture Worth 1,000 Arguments for More Walkable Streets

Some particularly disastrous streets, along with some hope for the future.

The Future of Intelligent Parking

How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.

Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

The regulation causes developers to build more spaces than they would otherwise, according to a new report.

Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?

The Odd Link Between Commute Direction and Marital Satisfaction

Couples that travel the same way to work are happier together, a new study in the U.S. and China concludes.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.

Puffins, Pelicans, and Toucans: The Delightful Names of British Crosswalks

There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.

The Quest for Safer Intersections

Researchers are trying to solve a classic driving dilemma by eliminating its danger.

Saving Detroit's Public Transit By Privatizing It

The privately run Detroit Bus Company will try to pick up where the city's public transportation left off.

Videos

Blind Pedestrianism, as a Video Game

A playful and silly take on the challenges of navigating an urban setting blind.