Commute

Urban Aeronautics

When Cars Fly

The flying cars that we’ve been dreaming about for decades are not here yet, and we already have very unreasonable expectations.

Mark Lennihan/AP

Cities Seek Deliverance From the E-Commerce Boom

It’s the flip-side to the “retail apocalypse:” A siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities with traffic. But not everyone agrees on what to do about it.

Lab Report
Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Lab Report: The Case for an Active Commute

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Lab Report
Brian Snyder/Reuters

Lab Report: Overruling Cities on Uber

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Mapping Amtrak Service, Before and After the Trump Budget

A visualization shows hundreds of cities that would lose long-distance trains under the president’s proposed budget.

Oliver Clasper

Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.

Stephen Lam / Reuters

Is Tesla Really the Future of Cars?

The auto industry’s fate rides on the answers to three unresolved questions: driven or self-driving? Electric or gas? Private or shared?

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

No, Police Should Not Fine Cyclists Who Wear Headphones

Ticky-tacky penalties are no way to accomplish Vision Zero, especially if they won’t be enforced equitably.

Videos
STREETFILMS

Oslo Is on Track for a Car-Free Future

A new film shows the Norwegian capital’s progress on banning cars downtown by 2019.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Uber Wants to Get More People in Electric Cars

Starting in Portland.

Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Fixing a Fractured Paris

In an effort to connect the historic city to its politically fragmented suburbs, Greater Paris is pushing an epic program of highway removal and transit revamps. But drivers fear that trying to fix one planning disaster could lead to another one.

Josh Reynolds/AP

Inside Boston's Bus Revamp

Unlike Houston, which completely redrew bus routes across its sprawling grid all at once, the T will take a piece-by-piece approach on the city’s winding roads.

anarchosyn/Flickr

The Universal Language of Crappy Driving

From the California stop to the Pittsburgh left, questionable choices behind the wheel are less local than the names we give them—except when they aren’t.

Hyperloop One

Should the Hyperloop Be for Cities or Suburbia?

One company is making progress on the technology, but where it ends up is an open question.

Will Geary

Groove Out to 24 Hours of New York Transit With the 'Multimodal Symphony'

A chaotic animation portrays a full day of New York traffic, from buses to taxis to ferries to Amtrak.

Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons

Why Mexico City Has Counterflow Bus Lanes

Planners today are rethinking the transit oddity that grew out of car-centric policies from the late ‘70s.

POV
Reuters

Who Owns Transit Data?

Most U.S. cities share their transit information freely, which helps trip-planning services and boosts ridership. But most German cities don’t. Should they?

Videos
TTC, National Ballet of Canada

The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign

The Toronto Transit Commission and the National Ballet of Canada have the antidote to the depressing “If You See Something, Say Something.”