Commute

DIY Wayfinding Signs Are About to Go Mainstream

The Knight Foundation has announced it will fund a large-scale expansion of Matt Tomasulo's 2012 "WalkRaleigh" project.

The Cracks in Chicago's Grand Plans for the Bus

Forget opponents—even supporters are debating whether the city has gone far enough in its BRT ambitions.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like London Has a Fancy Bridge Fetish

With the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, the U.K. capital appears well positioned for folly.

We Should Really Be Talking About Self-Driving Trucks

"Truck driver" is the most commonly held job in 26 of 50 U.S. states. What happens when humans are no longer needed to drive?

You Can Rent Chicago's 'L'-Train for Parties

Fun fact: the Chicago Transit Authority lets people charter the city's trains for private events—just not during weekday rush hours.

Videos

Manhole Performs a Brutal Takedown on a Car

It's the back tire that'll get ya.

Photos

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic.

Amsterdam Has Officially Run Out of Spaces to Park Its Bicycles

The cycling mecca of the Netherlands plans to build a partially underwater bike parking facility to deal with its crush of two-wheeled commuters.

Is It a Motorized Tricycle? A Seated Segway? Nope, It's a YikeBike

YikeBike's inventors see it becoming "the most commonly owned transport device in the world." But it's got some drawbacks.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.

Videos

'Hotel 22': Silicon Valley's All-Night Rolling Homeless Shelter

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.

Maps

Where Do Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive World Map

A world map made of millions of geotagged tweets show the spots where locals—and tourists—flock.

Videos

Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.

As More Cities Adopt 'Vision Zero,' a Grand Experiment Emerges on U.S. Streets

Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.

The L.A. Dodgers Are Named After Terrified Brooklyn Pedestrians

The history of the "Trolley Dodgers" reminds us city streets once belonged to people.

The Minimalist Art of Airport Runways

The most functional part of airport design gets turned into stark yet elegant art in a new poster series.

Maps

The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."

The Sochi Light Rail Is the Most Epic Failure in Olympic History

Russian oligarchs who helped finance the most expensive Olympics in history are shedding their shares of the line, leaving it barely running.