Commute

Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour

A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.

A Heartwarming Sendoff for Denver's Market Street Station—In Graffiti

A major Denver bus terminal closes after 30 years of service, but not without riders taking note.

Videos

From Sweden, the World's Greatest Used Car Classified Ad

Everyone in Malmö's going to want to test-drive this baby. 

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Masculine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Men who ride bicycles share their stories. 

Houston's Plan to Get an Amazing New Bus System for No New Money

By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.

The Secret Lives of NYC Subway Musicians: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

In Cairo, Widespread Sexual Harassment Is Also Making Traffic Congestion Worse

"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."

Maps

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

The Last Commuter Rail Bar Cars in the U.S. Are About to Go Off-Line

The few left on New York's Metro-North line will be taken out of service this week. 

The Rise of Bicycling in Smaller and Midsize U.S. Cities

In part, it's because the roads are less stressful for riders. 

Gay Men Living in 'Gayborhoods' Travel Shorter Distances Than the Average Person

A new study tracks the link between living in "neighborhoods of affinity" and urban mobility.

The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

The Gray Area in 'Pink' Transportation

Women-only taxis and buses can help female travelers feel safer. But are they also delaying gender equality?

The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

Two words: tax carbon.

Whimsical Portraits of People and Their Cars

Catching up with the man fascinated by the relationship between humans and their personal vehicles.

Videos

Even in 1932, Copenhagen Was a Cyclist's Paradise

Wonder-struck newscasters marvel at the city's throngs of riders and "special cyclist roads."

A Charming Glimpse at Morning Commutes Around the World

One architecture firm asked its employees to film what they see while heading to work. 

A New Map Gives New Yorkers the Power to Report Traffic Hazards

Used well, it could serve as a powerful example of a city's ability to mine the collective knowledge of its residents for good.