Commute

The Real Downtown 'Parking Problem': There's Too Much of It

A photographic tour of spots and lots in St. Paul’s booming Lowertown district.

How Americans Get to Work in Cities With the Lowest Car Commute Rates

From subways to ferries to working at home—in one table.

America's Ongoing Love Affair With the Car

Despite modest improvements in dense city centers, the vast majority of us are still driving to work alone.

A Troubling Review of Public Transit in New Orleans Since Katrina

Despite some recent progress, the city has prioritized streetcars to the detriment of bus service, according to a new report.

L.A.'s New Mobility Plan Envisions a Different Kind of City

Its car-reliant reputation might become a thing of the past.

Why Red Light Cameras Have Big Safety Benefits But Little Support

Corruption and rear-end crashes complicate what should be a clear public health case.

The U.K. Is Testing Roads That Recharge Your Electric Car As You Drive

The high-tech highways just might change the game for EV road trips.

Trees Can Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Shorter

In the Twin Cities they made a 10-minute wait feel like a breezy 7 minutes.

How Portable Air Sensors Are Changing Pollution Detection

The new generation of tools could revolutionize air quality measures for city residents and governments alike.

'Transportation Armageddon' Is Coming to the Northeast Rail Corridor

Metro New York is being held hostage by political vanity, and the region’s economic health is at stake.

BART's Notoriously Filthy Carpets Are Finally Gone

The era of stain-fighting vinyl has come to the Bay Area.

The 4 Types of Millennial Travelers

Most are drivers, but more are becoming car-less over time.

Finland Gradually Embraces a Multi-City Fare Card

But Helsinki isn’t on board yet.

The Rise of Green Bonds, Explained

They’re laying the groundwork for the future of climate financing.

Florida's Privately Funded Passenger Rail Plan Chugs Forward Amid Opposition

Skeptics doubt the Miami-Orlando train can profit, but with no taxpayer money in the mix, it’s not clear why they care.

When You Don't Have a Ride to the Doctor's Office

Many low income people in urban and suburban areas struggle to find reliable transportation. The result is missed appointments and poor illness management, even when care is readily available.

Videos

When Walking Was a Spectator Sport

A brief history of Pedestrianism.

A Classic L.A. Taco Stand Has Beef With Cyclists

On the eve of the car-free festival CicLAvia, Tito's Tacos is on the wrong side of history.