Commuting

Gay Men Living in 'Gayborhoods' Travel Shorter Distances Than the Average Person

A new study tracks the link between living in "neighborhoods of affinity" and urban mobility.

These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is

A survey of Montreal riders finds that half of all active cyclists have their bikes stolen, and only 2.4 percent are recovered.

The Difficulty of Mapping Transit 'Deserts'

It's always going to be hard to fill gaps, but locating them is a key first step.

A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

From horse-drawn carriages to the resurgence of downtowns.

Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

Raising Fares Is Not the Only Way to Fund Public Transportation

Seventeen alternatives, ranked.

Actually, Technology Hasn't Really Stopped Millennials From Driving

Young people are traveling less, but when they do go places they tend to use a car.

When Armed Robbers Ruin a Brilliant Commuting Scheme

Turns out, the biggest risk to casual carpoolers in Oakland is not each other.

The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About

Do you know your city's "commuter-adjusted population"?

Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

If you can't avoid a car commute, maybe you can slightly change what time you do it.

A New Law of Intercity Mobility

A group of network researchers proposes a "radiation model" of migration that more accurately predicts patterns of commuting, disease spread, and more.

The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are

How Mexico City Got Bikers to Stop Worrying and Ride

The Mexican capital has some of the worst traffic in the world, yet cycling is catching on

In Defense of Portland's Orenco Station

A rebuttal to a recent Atlantic Cities story on the shortcomings of the New Urbanist community in Oregon

One Downside to Bicycle Commuting: Biker's Lung

London bike commuters found to breathe in more soot than pedestrians