Transportation

Science Tackles the Nasty ‘Right Hook,’ Biking’s Most-Feared Crash

Toronto researchers used eye-tracking devices to determine whether motorists were looking for bicycles when they turned right. Most weren’t.

Behold San Francisco's $2 Billion Bus Station

The Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco’s new bus and (someday) high-speed rail terminal, has been billed as the Grand Central Station of the West. But it might just become the Bay Area’s answer to the High Line.

It's Way Too Hot on the New York City Subway

Temperatures on New York City transit platforms are reaching past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Many cars aren’t much better. How did we get here?

In Dhaka, a protester writes a slogan on another one's shirt during demonstrations over the death of two students in a traffic accident.

View From the Protests: Dhaka Should Go Car-Free

For nearly two weeks, Bangladesh’s capital city has been riven with protests following the death of two students in a traffic incident. A longtime Dhaka resident reports on the situation and offers a solution to the traffic problem.

Ghost Bikes, Infrastructure of Grief

Part memorial, part protest symbol, these all-white bicycles mark the places where cyclists have been killed by cars.

New York City Just Changed the Uber Game

The city council has voted to set sweeping, first-of-their-kind limits on ride-hailing services.

Inside a Pedestrian-First ‘Superblock’

A short film reveals the inner workings of Barcelona’s celebrated—and controversial—street revamps.

Ofo Beats a Retreat From the Dockless Bikesharing Battle

Blaming regulations, the China-based company pulls back from the U.S. market.

It’s Electric Moped Time, America

The founders of Revel, an e-scooter-share startup, think U.S. cities are ready for a bigger, faster kind of boosted bike.

A 1959 Sneak Peek at Lisbon’s Metro System

Just before the transit service began, locals saw this short film on television and movie screens across the city.

Which Celebrity Should Voice Your City's Transit Announcements?

Seth Rogen is now the voice of public transit in Vancouver and Toronto. We’re nominating these stars do the same thing in other cities.

A person walks down a New York subway station

The Economic Toll of New York's Inaccessible Subway

If you can’t do stairs, half the city’s neighborhoods are transit deserts, according to a new report.

Partnerships between transit agencies and ride-hailing companies have boomed since 2016.

Where Ride-Hailing and Transit Go Hand in Hand

Partnerships between traditional public transportation agencies and Uber and Lyft have boomed since 2016. Where are they going?

How Trump Is Targeting California’s Air Pollution Standards

At stake: The state’s half-century-long right to regulate auto emissions.

Shut Up and Drive

Would ride-hailing be better if the driver couldn’t talk?

Traffic on 42d St. in New York City.

If Your Car Is Stuck in Traffic, It's Not Uber and Lyft's Fault

Cities have been congested and transit has been poorly used for years before ride-hailing companies set up shop.

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.

On March 31, 2016, a transportation enforcement worker watches ride-sharing vehicles pull into their spaces at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the first day they could legally pick up and drop off customers there.

Don’t Enact a ‘Lazy’ Ride-Hailing Tax

A former mayor of Portland, Oregon, outlines what a smart ride-hailing tax looks like for American cities.

Touring Milan’s Metro System in the ‘80s

Transit workers and passengers share their insights on the growing system in its early years.

A skateboarder in an empty parking lot

Parking Has Eaten American Cities

A new study documents the huge amount of space taken up by parking, and the astronomical costs it represents, in five U.S. cities.

A woman holding a doll dances with a man holding a stuffed animal on a busy street.

Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Mecca Gets the Axe

The raucous pedestrian zone in Mong Kok will reopen to vehicles, following hundreds of noise complaints.