Commute

Don't Worry, You're Not Too Heavy to Ride New York City's New Bikes

No matter what the New York Post would have you believe.

The Flashing Yellow Turn Signal: Good for Drivers, Bad for Pedestrians

Drivers focus so much on oncoming cars that they fail to notice walkers.

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

An App to Help You Navigate the Many, Many Car-Share and Transit Options Out There

RideScout makes it easy to compare wait times, prices and travel times.

There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

Maps

Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

Ho Chi Minh City Scrambling to Put Transit in Place Before People Start Buying Cars

"Once people get into a car, it's hard to get them out."

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

Videos

Potentially Creepy Airline Perk of the Day: Flirty Drinks

Virgin America's plan to get customers chatting.

Videos

Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

Urban planning porn for advocates of highway demolition.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Walking May Help Prevent Dementia In Seniors, If Only They Could Do It Safely

And so our society's mixed messages continue.

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

Stark Stat of the Day: 47,000 Pedestrians Were Killed Between 2001 and 2010

Nearly 70 percent of those fatalities were men; people over 75 were also at higher risk of getting hit.

One Small Solution for Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin

Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?