Transportation

London Dumps Uber

The city vows to revoke the ride-hailing giant’s license, citing public safety concerns. But the legal battle may be only starting.

Rural California Awaits Its 'Uber'

Armed with a Tesla and a lot of community spirit, a tiny farm town embraces a different kind of ride-sharing.

Beirut Tries to Get Back on the Bike

The wildly car-centric Lebanese capital is trying to be more bicycle friendly, but traffic, politics, and the city’s own tangled history make for an uphill battle.

A LimeBike is pictured next to a Capital Bikeshare dock.

Bike Share, Unplanned

Three private bike-share companies are determined to shake up the streets of D.C. But what, exactly, are they trying to disrupt?

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at an event outside City Hall.

Boston Transportation Advocates Aren't So Sure About Their Mayor

Some in “America's Walking City” say Marty Walsh has brought big promises, but few results for walking, bicycling, and public transit.

Portland Prepares for the Freeway Fight of the Century

A grass-capped highway expansion in a gentrifying neighborhood? Sounds familiar.

Lab Report: How Uber and Airbnb Can Help Green a City

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

A Troubled Bike Share Takes a Time-Out

After thefts and vandalism, Baltimore’s new bike share system has suspended operations for a month.  

The Commuter Parking Benefit Is Seriously Hurting Cities

The federal government spends $7.6 billion a year paying people to drive to work, and it’s making traffic and pollution worse. Here’s how some cities are fighting back.

Carpooling Is Totally Coming Back This Time, We Swear

New Census numbers suggest shared rides are on the rise in major U.S. cities.

An autonomous Audi SUV.

Feds to Self-Driving Car Makers: Regulate Yourself

The Department of Transportation’s new set of voluntary safety guidelines might get more AVs on the road, and fast. But what happens if automakers don’t follow them?

Emergency workers after the Parsons Green attack.

Lab Report: Terror on London's Underground

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

MTA bus driver patches.

An Encyclopedia of New York City Transit Design

Tickets, patches, maps, and timetables: a new book presents 150 years of Helvetica-heavy subway artifacts.  

The One Weird Trick Behind Ford's 'Ghost Driver' Test

To find out how self-driving vehicles communicate with pedestrians and other drivers, a team of experimenters resorted to some fakery.

A prospective buyer looks at a rendering of a new apartment complex in Seoul in 2005.

Why Koreans Shun the Suburbs

In cities around the world, harried urbanites look to the suburbs for more space or a nicer house for their money. But in South Korea, the city apartment is still the dream.

Can China Support Its (Eventual) Ban on Gas Cars?

Electric vehicles might be the future, but the country’s infrastructure has a long way to go before it can charge them.

A bollard toppled over and cracked on a city street, surrounded by wheel marks

How Do You Design an Effective Bike-Lane Barrier?

Drivers are mowing over dividers in Oakland meant to protect cyclists and pedestrians. What can be done?

No gas today: A South Florida gas station in the aftermath of high winds brought on by Hurricane Irma.

Why Florida Ran Out of Gas

Fuel shortages linked to the two recent hurricanes hindered evacuation and now recovery, highlighting our dependency on a fragile resource.

Paris's Car Debate Gets Personal

Pro-car protestors publish Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s direct telephone number. But that doesn’t mean she’s prepared to listen.

Where Is the App for Escaping a Hurricane?

As Irma descends on Florida, ride-seekers confront a problem Silicon Valley has neglected to solve.

Cars slowed to a standstill on an elevated highway above trees and water with power lines running parallel

Mapping the Mass Exodus From Florida by Land, Sea, and Sky

Here’s how residents of Miami-Dade County are fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma.