Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Every day, the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan faces ridicule and threats. And still they ride—with their eyes on the 2020 Olympics.
So why don't cities and transit agencies take more advantage of it?
It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.
Get ready for the dashboard selfie.
The second phase of Moynihan Station is nearly funded.
Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.
In San Francisco, unlike with taxis, people rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a ride service.
But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.
Chinese scientists say super-fast submarine technology could achieve torpedo speeds for passengers. File this one under fascinating but unlikely.
The software company's self-guided technology can help cars avoid collisions, detect pedestrians, and interpret street signs and traffic lights.
Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.
Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers.
The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.
A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers.
Dust off your resume. From L.A. to Sri Lanka, Uber needs help.