Commute

How Suburban Cars Are Clouding Up Cities

Carbon emissions from cars continue to climb in urban metros because of commuters.

The Social Costs of Driving in Vancouver, in 1 Chart

A new data tool shows society pays $9.20 for every dollar spent in a car.

2015's Most Walkable U.S. Cities

Miami and Detroit—yes, Detroit—make serious strides in Walk Score's newest rankings.

Why L.A.'s $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Case Is Such a Big Deal

Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction that's been forced to confront its sidewalk problems by disability-rights advocates, and it won't be the last.

CityFixer

How Washington State Convinced Big Companies to Dramatically Reduce Drive-Alone Commutes

The state's Commute Trip Reduction program is a model for the nation.

Now Paris Wants to Become the 'World Capital of Cycling'

Lower speed limits, subsidies and loads more bike lanes are all forthcoming. Will it be enough?

What We Can Learn From Mapping America's Disjointed Bike Lanes: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

How Well Do You Know Your City's Transit System?

A new quiz asks you to guess the city based on an unlabeled map of bus and rail stops.

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.

How Better Data on Bike Crashes Could Lead to Safer Streets for All

A new survey of collision reporting practices reveals a ton of room for improvement.

CityFixer

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

Farewell to Milwaukee's Classic, Hand-Crafted Bus Passes

An important part of Milwaukee design history is coming to a close to make way for modern transit tech.

CityFixer

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.

Inside the Push to Put Climate Change Warnings on Gas Pumps

The Bay Area wants to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

Videos

Volvo Wants to Make Bike Commuting Safer by Selling You Glow-in-the-Dark Paint

Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?

Maps

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking.

A Surprisingly High Number of Commuters Would Prefer Not to Teleport to Work

Sometimes we do enjoy travel for travel's sake.