Commute

Driving in America Is Approaching a 'New Normal'

Car use was up in 2014, but there's still plenty of evidence we've hit "peak car."

Santa Monica's Dysfunctional Taxi Regulations

In an era of Uber and Lyft, this California city's rules for cabs make no sense.

On the Road Again: Mapping All the Cities in Willie Nelson's Songs

He thought Nashville was the roughest, but Willie plays all sorts of songs about place.

Videos

A Pragmatic Introduction to Riding a Bike in New York

For one thing: "Never assume they see you."

NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Is Still the Yellow Cab

There are now more Uber drivers than cabs in NYC. But the city's taxi fleet is about to get a competitive upgrade.

A Private Tour of Portland's Forthcoming Car-Free Bridge

Tilikum Crossing, which will allow buses, bikes, walkers, and light rail but not private cars, will open in September.

Drilling Down to the Real Role of Bike Lanes in Social Equity

A detailed new report tries to quantify the impact better bicycle infrastructure can have in lower income communities.

CityFixer

It's Time to Reverse Our Thinking on Reversible Lanes

They fell out of favor decades ago due to safety concerns, but that may finally be changing.  

More Subway Stations Should Have Lawns

How to transform the Paris Metro into pastureland in a couple easy steps.

The Problem With Paying People to Bike to Work

We still love cheap parking and old commute habits.

San Francisco Gets the Ridiculous Luxury Bus It Deserves

The smartphone-enhanced, coffee-slinging, pro-networking Leap Transit could only exist in the Bay.

Carpooling Tries for a Comeback

Several emerging services are betting that technology can revive the shared commute.

Videos

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.

When Is a Yellow Taxi a Better Deal Than an Uber?

Uber’s model skews more expensive for shorter rides, say data scientists.

The U.K.'s 'Poo Bus' Is Becoming a Crappy Reality

The biomethane vehicle will soon run on the (ahem) "Service 2" route.

Don't Expect to Ride in Driverless Buses Anytime Soon

But partial autonomous technology can still improve transit systems.

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

Why Buses Should Let You Board Through Any Door, in 2 Charts

San Francisco's all-door boarding program has been a big success.