Commute

Syncing Traffic Lights Isn't the Fix Everyone Says It Is

Sure it makes travel easier. But that leads to more drivers on the road.

Forget Electric Cars, This One Runs on Compressed Air

Tata Motors zero-pollution Airpod is inching closer to becoming a real thing.

Videos

Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

Next time you think about stealing a bike, remember Jake Gillum.

Photos

These Might Be the World's Worst Parkers

The unreal habits of drivers in Kazakhstan.

A Brief History of Air-Conditioning on the New York Subway

The city has tried to provide a cool summer ride since 1905, with varying degrees of success.

Somehow We're Walking More and Walking Less At the Same Time

More U.S. adults are walking than they were five years ago, but they're doing it for a smaller amount of total time.

Videos

The Bone-Breaking Consequences of Crossing the Street in Baku

A pedestrian's life in the capital of Azerbaijan is about as scary as it gets.

Advice for Passing a Massive Infrastructure Referendum

Atlanta's voters rejected a one-cent sales tax to fund a public transportation overhaul. Lessons from Denver, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

What Makes Some Train Station Waits Better Than Others?

"Queueing theory" says we hate the injustice of waiting on chaotic lines.

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Meet Dhaka, the World's Densest Metro Area

The capital of Bangladesh is spinning into an asphalt crisis.

Political Limbo Puts Buenos Aires Subway at Standstill

Scenes from a city dealing with added congestion as a transit strike drags on.

The Case for Distinctive Taxi Cabs

What we lose when cities begin copying each other.

Videos

Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

Maps

Making City Biking Less Scary

Maps of traffic stress show where improvements can help build a better bicycle network.

Videos

Addition of the Day: Portland Installs Nation's First Bike Counter

It would be Portland.

The Sad Evolution of the Strip Mall

How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.

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.