Commute

Videos

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking

A new study highlights the concern women riders have for car traffic.

Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

'Freedom for the Rest of Your Life': Dispatches From the Youth Bike Summit

Young people gather in New York to discuss the future of kids and their bicycles.

Commuter Portraits of the Day: Beijing Metro Riders in GIFs

They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.

How We Feel About a Billboard Can Impact Our Driving

But not exactly in the way you might think.

How Flight Delays Spread From Airport to Airport Like a Disease

Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.

Maps

Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need

In Austin, maps are color-coded by comfort level rather than traffic-engineering standards.

The Car That Got Stuck Going 125 mph ... for an Hour

A real-world screening of Speed ended with a small miracle of bureaucratic coordination.

Videos

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

A Taxi Service Where Payment Is Optional

Sidecar hopes to compete with Uber by using part-time drivers and letting riders decide what to pay. Will it work?

Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."

If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come

A new report on Montreal's BIXI shows cycling rates increase by the end of season two.

Cars and Robust Cities Are Fundamentally Incompatible

50 years ago, experts predicted automobiles would drain the life from urban areas. Their predictions are coming true.

The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

We've got a "typology radar graph" for that.

Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

CityFixer

Fixing a Secret Cause of Urban Traffic

Delivery trucks are responsible for a big chunk of the congestion we experience. Here are some ideas for getting them off the road.