Commute

Rio's Completely Misguided Anti-Rape Effort: Cut Vans Used by the Poor

Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

Could Paris End Up With a Metro Station Named After Serge Gainsbourg?

The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

'An Exercise in Musical Cooperation' on a Sidewalk Swing Set

Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.

Maps

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

Vote for Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal

A smart-card-operated storage system and an online anti-theft mapping platform are among the big ideas.

In Praise of Taxi Drivers, In Spite of all the Harrowing, Horrible Trips I've Taken

It is a very strange, urban thing to get in a car with a stranger.

New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First

The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.

The Golden Age of Gondolas Might Be Just Around the Corner

Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.

Police Stings for Drivers Who Don't Yield in Crosswalks: Does It Really Work?

Last year, New Jersey cops were cracking down on jaywalkers. Now they're penalizing cars. Will switching tactics make a difference?

A 'Pedal-Powered Popemobile' for Pope Francis

There's "no excuse for the big man to always roll in an SUV," says the inventor of this eco-friendly holy tricycle.

Minneapolis Bike Riders Targeted With Sticks, Rocks, Molotov Cocktail

The Midtown Greenway has been the site of many high-profile attacks on cyclists.

15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.

The Latest Bleak Evidence That Crossing the Street Is Hazardous to Your Health

Two new studies suggest you may not be safe inside a crosswalk.

Why Are There Still So Many Train Stations Named Penn Station?

The Pennsylvania Railroad isn't coming through that tunnel — so how come we keep going through its doors?

A Transit Expansion Designed to Force Paris to Make Peace With Its Suburbs

If any European city needed a radical structural rethink, it's Paris.

Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?

A new film makes the case for Poynton's shared space experiment.