Commute

Driving Is Actually Less Energy-Efficient Than Flying

A revealing comparison in how we've come to use two very different modes of transportation.

Security Guards for Google's Company Shuttles: This Just Doesn't Look Great

The latest provocation in San Francisco.

What Will Happen to Public Transit in a World Full of Autonomous Cars?

It's not too soon to start asking.

Do Electric Scooters Belong in Bike Lanes?

Toronto is recommending yes, but safety concerns suggest no.

Why Chicago Is Rolling Back Free Parking for the Disabled

The city begins enforcing a new Illinois law today.

Digging London's Newest Tunnel

Europe's biggest infrastructure project is halfway done.

De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan Could Set a New Standard for Traffic Safety

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate pedestrian deaths.

Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

The Problem With Elevated Bike Highways

Segregating cyclists just perpetuates the "us vs. them" mentality that drives the current uneasy dynamic between bikes and cars.

Videos

Portland Sets Another Bicycle Milestone

A new apartment building will offer 1,200 cyclist parking spots, a North American record.

Listen in on Some Really Pissed-Off British Commuters

"TransportBuzz" channels collective anger over train delays, backward-facing seats, and really sneezy passengers.

What the Interstate Highway System Should Have Looked Like

Two separate road networks: one running between cities and one running within them.

How London Plans to Eliminate the Search for a Parking Spot

Sensors could alert drivers to empty spaces in advance, reducing traffic and fuel consumption.

This Chart Explains Why the Nation Is Riveted By the Chris Christie Scandal

Never underestimate the power of commuting issues.

Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

The Challenge of Selling Bike-Share in a Hilly City

Lisbon can be hard to navigate on two wheels. But the city is launching a bike system anyway.

San Francisco Is Going to Charge the Google Bus to Use Its Bus Stops

The city reaches a pilot agreement with tech companies operating the controversial private transportation networks.

Videos

This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.