Transportation

Traffic in London.

London Considers Making Drivers Pay Per Mile

Is this the end of the (free) road for London’s cars?

A cycling superhighway connects Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes

Leave it to the Dutch to engineer the psychology of the regional bike commute.

San Francisco's New Bike Racks Are Self-Aware

They make security cameras take your picture and cry for help if somebody is stealing your bike.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's ride ended after investors pressured him to resign.

Who Should Replace Travis Kalanick, and Why?

The Uber CEO’s wild ride has ended. Who should get the next turn behind the wheel?

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick addresses a gathering at an event in New Delhi

What Will Uber Become Without Travis Kalanick as CEO?

Investors forced the brash executive’s resignation for the good of the company—but what does that mean for its future?

A screwdriver, Rubik's cube, and chain.

Bus Shelters Are Less Boring When Equipped With a Rubik's Cube

Here’s a DIY guide to livening up your bus stop with the world’s most-beloved puzzle.

Heat rises as an American Eagle jet lands at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, June 19, 2017

Why It's Too Hot to Fly in Phoenix

When flights are grounded, climate change isn’t acting alone.

London's Summer of Discontent

As terror attacks and disasters meet political instability, London really is reeling this time.

 A Citibike cyclist rides in a New York City bike lane as cars pass next to him.

In New York City, Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters

As the city strives to cut carbon emissions, backseat travelers should know when there’s a quicker, cleaner route.

A Look Inside Nepal's Abandoned Railway to India

Villagers in Janakpur are anticipating the return of a colonial-era train route that’s considered their lifeline—but progress has been slow.

'Rogue' bike-share bikes are pictured.

Cities Can’t Afford to Let ‘Rogue’ Bike Shares Run Wild

There’s a reason cities and companies partner up to launch bike-share systems. Disrupting this model could cause more harm than good.

Lyft's Paris climate pledge depends on its plans to expand electric, autonomous vehicles.

As Uber Burns, Lyft Promises to Meet Paris Climate Commitments

The company’s pledge to cut emissions couldn’t come at a more opportune moment. But can it deliver?

The End of Diesel

The highly efficient fuel was supposed to be the future. Is it now doomed?

Houston's Buffalo Bayou Promenade, designed by SWA Group.

Will Drones Lead to a Boom in Landscape Architecture?

And could a golden era for urban design lead to the automation of landscape architects?

A Call for 'Safety Gardens' to Protect From Vehicular Terrorism

After the attack on London Bridge, a campaign envisions an alternative to concrete barriers that would protect pedestrians and memorialize victims at the same time.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence the company grapples with the findings of two workplace investigations, one led by Eric Holder.

Why Uber Will Still Dominate

With CEO Travis Kalanick taking leave, the company's leadership is in turmoil. But unless city regulations change, the ride-hailing company will remain on top.

New York's Citi Bike Had Its First Fatal Crash

A man was killed Monday morning riding on a Citi Bike in Chelsea.

Akron's Innerbelt Highway divided the city for decades. Now a pop-up park promises reconnection.

In Shrinking Akron, a Dead Highway Becomes a Forest

The six-lane Innerbelt connector obliterated downtown Akron in the 1970s. Next summer, it’s going to be covered in trees.

Washington, D.C.'s Union Station Great Hall in 1980,

America's Train Stations: An Architectural Explainer

Long before America had a distinct sense of buildings as corporate branding, rail lines were busy laying the very track of the idea.

Portland Deploys Thief-Proof Bike Racks

The city’s bike bandits like attacking racks—but this one fights back.

Trump's Infrastructure Week speech at a Cincinnati marina offered little detail on his $1 trillion plan.

Reminder: Donald Trump Says This Week Is All About Infrastructure

Trump went to Cincinnati to talk about fixing the nation’s aging locks and dams. Would his public-private financing model fit?