Commute

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities. 

Protected Bike Lanes Aren't Just Safer, They Can Also Increase Cycling

10 percent of new riders on recently constructed protected lanes switched from other modes.

The Streetcar-Minus-Streetcar Plan Worked for D.C.

Should D.C. finish its streetcar system if the growth it promised arrived before the trains did?

Videos

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

Will Self-Driving Cars Have Road Rage?

Technically they could. But in a driverless world we probably won't want them to.

5 Crucial Principles for 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow's mega-trends means rethinking today's infrastructure.

Navigator

The Real Rules of Engagement on the Subways of Europe

This summer travel season, don't forget that metro etiquette varies widely between cities. 

Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?

In an initial study, researchers found a large disparity. 

There's No Way Most UberX Drivers Make Twice What Traditional Cabbies Do

Uber says some drivers bring in $74,191 a year in San Francisco and $90,766 in New York.

What Happens When You Introduce Airport-Style Security to the World's Busiest Subway

The heightened security in Beijing comes after a recent terrorist attack. 

CityFixer

The Future of Evacuations in the Climate Change Era

As storms increase and sea level rises, a good plan to flee the city becomes a huge part of protecting those who live in it.

A Painstakingly Illustrated Catalog of Manhattan’s Subway Tile Mosaics

Travel through 118 stations without leaving your room.

The Worst Holiday Weekend for Red-Light Running Is Here

Memorial Day weekend is a bad time to drive overall. 

A New Parking App That's Virtually Guaranteed to Stir Up Controversy

MonkeyParking lets users bid for street parking spaces occupied by other drivers. 

Next Economy

Manhattan's and D.C.'s Populations Nearly Double Every Day With Commuters

Just think of the traffic.

Where Obama's Plan to Improve Urban Mobility Went Wrong

The legacy of interstate policy spoiled any big plans for more livable cities.

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Pedestrians

Between 2003 and 2012, 47,025 pedestrians were killed by drivers in the United States.

In the Pedways of Los Angeles Past, a Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Despite its reputation, L.A. has deep walkable roots.