Commute

Victoria Pickering/Flickr

It's Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less if They Didn't Get Free Parking

The lure of the space overwhelms almost all other commuter benefits.

Keith Barry

What I Learned Riding One of Those New Private City Buses

Bridj won't compete with Boston public transit, but it could get some commuters of out their cars.

Thomas Leuthard/Flickr

Stockholm Is Crowdsourcing the Color of Its New Subway Line

To enter the contest, you also have to justify your choice.

Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

BlaBlaCar Is Building a Global Rideshare Network That's Already Taking Over Europe

It even aims to match riders with similar tendencies to blah blah blah. 

Michael D. Spencer / Superpedestrian

If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

Is the Copenhagen Wheel poised to become the next big thing in alternative urban transportation?

Shinya Suzuki/Flickr

The Most Persuasive Evidence Yet that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit

It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

UberX Drivers Might Never Get Any Better at Navigation

GPS and the low-cost ride-hailing service make an inefficient combo.

Videos
WMATA

From 'Controlled Regional Growth' to Dancing on the Silver Line: D.C. Metro Promotional Videos Through History

As WMATA's newest rail line debuts, a look back at videos from the early days of Washington's transit system.

Flickr/JD

London's Tube Is Dangerously Hot, and the City Can't Do Much About It

Temperatures inside trains have climbed above government guidelines for safely transporting livestock. But narrow tunnels leave few options for modern climate control. 

CityFixer
Ministry of Transport Singapore/Flickr

Singapore's Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success

Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.

Christopher Swope/Citiscope

Medellín Made Urban Escalators Famous. But to What End?

The results of a three-month study on the economic and social effects of the Colombian city's iconic intervention. 

Project Connect

Austin's Rail-or-Fail Vote Is Uniting Transit Supporters and Foes

Facing down a determined opposition, Austin is wise to plan for growth with its new rail project—even if that means investing in areas where demand is only starting to arrive.

Videos
Tomáš Moravec

Think You Can Shred? Try Skateboarding a Pallet Down Tram Tracks

We don't actually recommend that. But one skater has developed something way cooler than any longboard.

waltarrrrr/Flickr

The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt

The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.

dibrova/Shutterstock.com

Wealthy New Yorkers Can't Afford to Move

People leave the city for many reasons. But the richest don't stray far.

Adidas

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.

CityFixer
Tim Adams/Flickr

The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.

Maps
Max Roberts

A Vignelli-Inspired Map Designed to Make the Least Amount of People Mad

One designer thinks his version of the notorious 1972 subway map wouldn't bother as many New Yorkers.