Commute

Maps

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

10 Bikes Take Up the Same Space as 1 Car in London

As this photograph from Camden attests.

Navigator

Chicago Is Way Stricter About Subway Manners Than New York

The CTA’s new courtesy campaign points out all of the ways you’re being a jerk in transit.

How Wisconsin Highway Opponents Cried 'Peak Car' (and Won)

A federal district court ruled against a highway expansion on the grounds of flawed traffic predictions.

Toward the Peaceful Coexistence of Buses and Bikes

A design solution known as the “floating” bus stop is gaining attention in U.S. cities.

The Future of Car Ads Involves Taking Shots at Self-Driving Cars

There’s a little cognitive dissonance going on at Nissan.

Exposure to Traffic Noise May Raise Your Risk of Obesity

A worrisome study sheds new light on the health hazards of noise pollution.

The Highway Lane Next to Yours Isn’t Really Moving Any Faster

It’s what researchers call a “roadway illusion.”

Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.

CityFixer

Car-Free Commuting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in D.C.

Arlington County is developing a simple suite of tools it hopes can change the way people get to work.

Why the Massive Air-Bag Recall Won't Make Driving Much Safer

Potentially deadly car parts shouldn’t be the least of everyone’s worries—but they shouldn’t be the most, either.

A Nifty Visualization of the 'Vicious Cycle' of Bus Bunching

See how small delays can lead to big commuting headaches in this interactive.

Why Cities Need Great Transit All Day, Not Just for Rush-Hour

In three infographics.

The Secrets to Philadelphia's Bicycle Success

For one thing: narrow, European-style streets.

CityFixer

Omaha Just Designed a Way Better Transit System for Zero Cost

The FORWARD plan brings frequency and all-week service to the heartland.

Videos

Why Your Subway Is Delayed, Explained as an 8-Bit Video Game

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority released this stylized video as part of an initiative to reduce delays.

The Debate Over Rail Safety May Never Be the Same

It’s time for Congress to think about infrastructure spending in a more urgent light.

Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains

In some cases they might add to the death toll of a crash.