Eric Jaffe

Eric Jaffe is the former New York bureau chief for CityLab. He is the author of A Curious Madness and The King's Best Highway.

Where Sprawl Makes It Tougher to Rise Up the Social Ranks

Dense metros tend to offer more economic opportunity than less compact cities do.

How to Keep Cyclists Riding Even in the Frigid Snowy Winter

The two key lessons learned by Northern European cities.

The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus

Two years after a federal safety crackdown, the intercity option is carrying more passengers than ever.

An Infrastructure Startup for All Those Crumbling Roads

TotalPave gathers reliable street-quality data with nothing but a smartphone.

12 of America's Biggest Highway Boondoggles

A new U.S. PIRG report names names.

Yet More Evidence Bike-Share Isn't Reaching the Poor

New research implicates Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and New York in the troubling trend.

A Case Study on How Not to Do a Transportation Project

The lesson of Philadelphia's South Street Bridge is that community feedback isn't a one-and-done process.

You Can't Achieve Vision Zero If Pedestrians Don't Come First

A friendly reminder to Washington, D.C.

What Do Drivers Really Think About Cyclists?

Not much, according to a new survey.

The New Penn Station Will Inherit an Old Problem

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a bold plan for the $3 billion transit hub—but is it a complete one?

The 4 Types of Cyclists You'll Meet on U.S. City Streets

Most metro area residents are “interested but concerned”—a finding that can help guide urban planners.

The Future of Urban Mobility Just Got a Bit Closer

The idea of self-driving taxis roaming the city should gain momentum with the new Ford-Google and GM-Lyft partnerships.

Why Commutes Aren't Twice as Long in Cities With Twice the Population

You probably don’t love your trip to work, but researchers have identified three reasons it’s not much, much worse.

10 Tired Traffic Myths That Didn't Get a Rest in 2015

For one thing, the next lane over is not actually moving faster.

8 Bay Area Traffic Reduction Policies, Ranked

From congestion pricing to parking fees to transit incentives.

The Computer Revolution and the Fates of U.S. Cities

After 1980, metros with an “abstract” labor base thrived, while those without one didn’t.

A Minneapolis Suburb Bans Car Businesses to Spark Walkability

The “emergency” moratorium will give planners a chance to design a more pedestrian-friendly place.

A User's Guide to Amtrak's New Rewards System

America’s passenger train switches to a fare-based redemption program in 2016.

Photographing the People in New York's Old Penn Station

A new collection by Louis Stettner focuses on the travelers themselves—not just the iconic architecture.