Cities

Foam party

Rejoice! New York is the biggest city to ban foam packaging

Now the only New York City takeout leftovers will be your Kung Pao.

Business & Technology

Smart pedals help you find your stolen bike

These high-tech pedals alert you if your bike has moved, and tell you where it's gone, via a tracking app on your smartphone.

Politics

Inslee on Seattle tunnel: “No one is more frustrated by this project than I am”

The governor insists that the tunnel still needs to be built, and that the contractor will pay to fix Bertha. "We’re like the guy who’s having his house remodeled and the contractor hasn’t done any work in the past year because his buzz saw isn’t working."

Cities

Even Detroit is hatin’ on freeways now

The Motor City is seriously considering tearing down a highway, I-375. Some city bigwigs want to blow up a second one, too.

Cities

Why death won’t keep me from biking in the city

Our streets weren't designed to accommodate bikes and cars together, but with work, we can get there.

Mo' money, mo' transit

Your commute says a lot about your salary

A new study finds that New York neighborhoods with lousy access to public transit are black holes for employment.

Politics

Maybe your grandkids will live to ride California’s high-speed rail

The controversial, costly rail project is going to happen for sure. Politicians should stop trying to sabotage it and work on getting it right.

Cities

How the suburbs could go from rot to rad

With decaying housing and falling revenues, inner-ring suburbs built in the 1950s are becoming the newest slums. But where there are protests, there's hope.

Cities

Here’s the right way to make transit and density work in the suburbs

Bethesda, Md., a suburb of D.C., is a great example of smart growth. Let’s hope the state’s new GOP governor doesn’t screw that up.