Cities

Transportation

New transportation bill strays offtrack

A transportation bill should make investments in infrastructure repair, not cut funding.

Cities

On Independence Day, towns take back their streets from cars

For one day each year, humanity descends on an otherwise inhumane landscape, pedestrians boldly take back the public realm, and my hometown feels like a community again.

Transportation

Is Los Angeles Metro throwing bus riders under the bus?

What does the elimination of a bus line serving mostly Latino domestic workers say about the Los Angeles transit system?

Cities

A closer look at Siemens' green cities rankings

Attempts to measure, score, or rank things for greenness aren't perfect or foolproof, but they do get us talking about what's important.

Biking

The world’s first ass-powered outdoor concert

Here's an idea for a better way to harness the power of stationary bike workout: use the resultant energy to fuel the electricity-sucking equipment for a banging outdoor concert. Pedal Power NYC recruited 250 volunteers to pedal 16 bikes, which, …

Bikenomics

Bicycling our way into work and out of the Great Recession

Bicycling creates a little wealth. But more importantly, it creates a lot of well-being. That's what the bicycle economy is all about.

Cities

Top 10 greenest cities in North America

It seems like we get a new list of greenest, most climate-change-prepared, most bike-friendly etc. cities every week or so. But we never really get tired of looking at these rankings, and checking them against each other to decide where …

Business & Technology

Gigantic, gorgeous visualization of humanity's transport footprint on planet Earth

It's the Atlantic, as you've never seen it before: Cities are red, shipping routes blue, roads green and air networks in white. Click on the image to see the full map of the entire planet.

Cities

Why Poughkeepsie is a great place to wait for the end of the world

Towns like Poughkeepsie, New York may appear charmless, but they could be ideal places to live in a post-peak oil world.