Commute

A Tug-of-War Between Bus and Rail in a Brazilian World Cup City

New court ruling may help Cuiabá make up its mind about Cup-related transit plans.

Lessons From Zurich's Parking Revolution

By implementing stricter parking maximums over time, Switzerland's largest city recaptured its public spaces for its people.

How Not to Make Friends on the Greyhound Bus

A Yale researcher spends two years riding around, documenting the rules of "social disengagement."

In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.

'Walk Score' Is Great, But it Still Doesn't Capture 'Walk Appeal'

We need other ways of quantifying walkability on our nation’s streets.

Paris Metro System Forced to Admit Parisians Act Like Jerks

A series of ads aims to restore civility to the Paris subway.

Videos

Cyclist vs. Elephant

American cyclists are used to dealing with disrespect on the road, but not from elephants.

Videos

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Mostly to turn or because the signal doesn't recognize them, according to the latest research.

Dodging Bulls and Gunshots on New Jersey's 19th-Century 'Bicycle Railroad'

No trace of the primitive people mover remains, except an extremely colorful history.

Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

How Traffic Jams Became a Common Movie Trope

By trapping characters indefinitely, fictional jams can set up otherwise implausible plotlines.

Videos

Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

Bus Riders and Invasive Advertising

How futuristic novelty ads unfairly target and take advantage of commuters who can't escape.

A London Bus That Does Push-Ups

Artist David Cerny calls it the "London Booster."

An Intriguing But Flawed Attack on Smart Growth

A new study claims to "contradict" the premise that density discourages driving — but does it?

Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

Maps

The Chicago Transit Authority Map of Economic Hardship

A station-by-station map of poverty, crowded housing and employment.