Commute

What Impression Does Your City Make From the Window of a Train?

A 16-city tour of America, from an Amtrak seat.

Videos

A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

Students Punished for Riding Bikes to School in Michigan

Kenowa Hills parents have reacted strongly against a high school principal's decision to suspend 64 seniors for holding a "bike parade."

What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

Airports and the Wealth of Cities

Airports play a considerable role in economic development, and the most important cargo they move is people.

How to Avoid the Worst Traffic Jams in the Most Congested U.S. Cities

Stay away from these roadways, especially on Friday evening.

Videos

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

Photos

Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

How Will Johannesburg Pay For its $2.5 Billion Highway Upgrade?

Officials planned to use toll revenue, but a court ruled the fees illegal. This leaves the cash-strapped government in a lurch.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

The Right Way to Zone for Transit-Oriented Development

We need a legal framework that creates many different types and scales of building around public transportation.

The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

Videos

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

Maps

30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.

A New Yorker's (Sadly Lopsided) Scorecard of Tokyo Transportation

Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.

Why Seniors, Children, and the Poor Are at Greater Risk of Traffic Deaths

Low-income neighborhoods often lack even the most basic pedestrian infrastructure.

Did Parking Meters Just Get Too Smart?

The end of free time in Santa Monica.