Congestion

Nick Ross

Sick of City Noise? Just Duck Into This Street-Corner Confessional

Modeled after Catholic confessionals, this portable furniture allows people a private place to chat away from all the hubbub.

Za Bor

Need More Office Space? Just Stick Some in the Alley

Could offices that clamp onto larger buildings or wander across town be the wave of the future?

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Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

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

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

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A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

These roadways have performed well by some traffic standards, but problems remain.

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A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

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A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours