Commute

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

The Future of Car Commuting

Road trains — semi-autonomous highway platoons — recently completed a promising trial, but questions remain.

Rethinking the Economics of Traffic Congestion

Traffic is not an economic problem. It’s an indicator of a healthy urban economy. 

When Automotive 'Drifting' Goes Horribly Wrong, in Saudi Arabia

Could this be the worst car accident ever put to video?

Rant of the Day: Washington's Bikeshare Is for Smug Socialists

A local journalist offers a strange diatribe against D.C.'s bikeshare program.

The Urban Health Desert

Without better planning, health disparities between rich and poor neighborhoods will continue to grow.

Videos

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?

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

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

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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.

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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.