Commute

The People Who Need 'Texting Zones' on Highways Most Are Also Least Likely to Use Them

Research shows that people consistently overestimate how good they are at multitasking.

In Paris, Thefts and Vandalism Could Force Bike-Share to Shrink

A whopping 9,000 bikes were damaged or stolen last year, costing the Vélib' system about €1 million.

Are Guerrilla Bike Lanes a Good Idea?

One of New York City's busiest streets doesn't have a full bike lane. The other night, some cycling advocates took matters into their own hands.

Watch This Thrill-Seeker Blast a Motorcycle Through the Russian Subway

Experience one man's wild ride down the stairs, along the platform, and back up the stairs again, all on a Motocross-style dirtbike.

Car-Crazy Thailand, the 'Detroit of Southeast Asia,' Emulates the Motor City in More Ways Than One

A generous car-buying incentive program has hit a major pothole.

We Could Fix America's Highways If Every Driver Kicked In an Extra $4.66 Per Month

A new report shows what it would take to balance the Highway Trust Fund.

The Wildly Different Traffic Lights of East and West Germany

How Berlin's iconic Ampelmännchen were born and saved from destruction.

Could Nighttime Deliveries Solve a Lot of Our Traffic Problems?

One man's crusade to get restaurants, shops and offices to receive all their goods between 10 and 6.

One of This Week's Silliest Publicity Stunts Involved a Duck on the New York City Subway

Authorities were not happy. 

When Armed Robbers Ruin a Brilliant Commuting Scheme

Turns out, the biggest risk to casual carpoolers in Oakland is not each other.

Videos

A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

Tom Vanderbilt on how human behavior makes congestion worse than it needs to be.

How D.C. Set 3 Bad Bike Lane Precedents With a Single Decision

On M Street, the city has compromised rider safety, placed private interests above public, and let parking rule the day.

Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

These 2 Charts Prove American Drivers Don't Pay Enough for Roads

The failure is especially clear when compared to spending by Europeans.

Even After 5 Kids Were Mowed Down on a New York Sidewalk, Nothing Much Changes

It happened last week in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens.

Who Has Worse Subway Etiquette: Men or Women?

A war of the sexes, waged on Tumblr.

Nap App Means You'll Never Miss Your Subway Stop Again

Sleep away, straphangers.

The Search for a Better Delivery Truck System for Old, Narrow European Streets

EU ideas for reducing road freight-related congestion.