Transportation

Cars are seen during early rush hour in Monterrey, Mexico on June 15, 2017.

The Economics of the Office: Why Do We Still Commute?

The personal computer was supposed to kill the office and liberate us from hellish commutes to the city. But the average American commute has only increased since then. Could virtual reality finally change that?

The aftermath of Tuesday's vehicle attack in New York City.

Vehicle Attacks Are Not Inevitable

Cars kill, in acts of terror and everyday collisions. Cities have tools to stop it.

Passengers are pictured on the Washington, D.C. metro system.

What Public Transit Can Learn From Uber and Lyft

Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. “Uberizing” transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.

Who Wins When a City Gets Smart?

Last year, Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant for high-tech transportation innovation, with a promise to help its most vulnerable families. Now some worry their needs are fading into the background.

Kids Are Four Times More Likely to Be Hit by Cars on Halloween

Your annual reminder to slow down tonight.

A woman rides her bike on a snowy day in Amsterdam.

5 Reasons Why Amsterdam Works So Well for Bikes

Skip or short-change any one of them and your city of bikes won’t work as well.

Passengers board a bus at the airport.

Why Doesn't Google Maps Know the Best Way to the Airport?

The app often ignores airport transit services, even if they’re faster or cheaper. (But Bing might have it figured out.)

D.C. Gives Uber and Lyft a Better Spot in Nightlife

In a popular bar area, the District wants to see what happens when it removes parking spaces to make room for ride-hailing services.

Police cars are pictured.

How Police Are Preparing for the Arrival of Autonomous Cars

Before self-driving cars take over the road, first responders need to know what they’ll do in an emergency.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (left) talks to the Atlantic's Steve Clemons.

L.A. Mayor Says Infrastructure Needs to Be Funded for Life

If Eric Garcetti were president, he says he’d be a maintainer.

Montreal's Retired Metro Cars Are Staying Busy

Thresholds, an art installation made of old MR-63 doors, is the first of seven winning reuse proposals to be realized.

Super Kind, Metro Los Angeles' new etiqutte superhero.

Los Angeles Gets the Transit Etiquette Superhero It Needs

Metro’s manners campaign features a monster-battling Japanese pop star.

How a Satirical Call for Bikelash Became a Real, Invective-Laden Protest

People carried signs reading “Nazi Lanes” at the Minneapolis anti-bike lane demonstration, which several political candidates attended.

A man walks his bicycle beside a train in Paris.

Breaking Down the Many Ways Europe's City-Dwellers Get to Work

One chart shows which cities do best when it comes to biking, walking, or taking public transit to work.

Lab Report: Will London's Old-School Cabbies Beat Uber?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

How Seattle Bucked a National Trend and Got More People to Ride the Bus

Three experts in three very different positions weigh in on their city’s ridership success.

In Copenhagen, Bike Commuting Gets a Little Less Popular

Denmark’s capital may be a cyclists’ paradise, but recent trends show what’s really necessary to sustain a bike boom.

If You Drive Less Than 10,000 Miles a Year, You Probably Shouldn't Own a Car

Up to one-quarter of all U.S. drivers might be better off using ride-sharing services instead.

This Is How to Do Guerrilla Bike Activism

In the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, the anonymous collective Massa Crítica pressured the government to construct hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes. But it wasn’t easy.