Commute

Why City Noise Is a Serious Health Hazard

An audiologist explains why it's so much more than a mere annoyance.

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.

The Latest Sign of Bike-Share's Social Equity Problem

The share of Capital Bikeshare members making more than $100,000 is growing.

A New Japanese Train Has Broken the World Speed Record Twice This Week

The maglev train clocked in at a blazing 374 miles per hour, but its top operating speed will be slower when the train is filled with passengers.

8 Critical Rail Projects That Amtrak Can't Afford

A major rail advisory commission presents a sobering new wish list for the Northeast Corridor over the next five years.

Next Economy

Millennials: Not So Cheap, After All

For a while, young people were taking public transit and using car-sharing apps instead of buying cars. But now they're heading to the dealership, just like their parents.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail

The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.

This Wind-Powered Bicycle Bell Is Always Making Noise

"Bellpipes" is a bike whistle that draws from bagpipes and wind tunnels.

Global Car, Motorcycle, and Bike Ownership, in 1 Infographic

About 88 percent of Americans owned cars—second in the world.

Copenhagen's Pioneering Bike Share Program Is Days Away From Being Scrapped

The Danish capital is embroiled in a battle with the company responsible for providing fancy new bikes for the program.

How Car-Reliance Squeezes the Middle Class

Three alarming charts from new data on transportation spending.

The Steady Rise of Bike Ridership in New York

Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more.

Photos

Imagining the Chilling Landscape of Unchecked Global Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.

Meet the Opposition to Texas High-Speed Rail

Don't mess with their roads.

Videos

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.