Commute

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

Speeding Tickets for Going 26 MPH

A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.

How Public Perception of Light Rail Influences Its Economic Benefits

Negative stereotypes of light rail — in particular its unsubstantiated ability to generate crime — may have hurt property values along a new line in south Jersey, according to a new study.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

In Cleveland, a Historic Building May Be Reborn...as a Parking Lot

Owners hope to add parking spaces inside a former department store.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

The Hidden Cost of Africa's Air Traffic Boom

New routes are springing up across the continent. Is this a good thing for Africans?

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What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

In Toronto, a Major Victory for Light Rail

The city council just defeated an effort to build subways out of the city. What's next?

Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?