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A ban on autos? Major cities consider going carless

Germany, home of the high-speed autobahn, is perhaps one of the few countries that has had as intense a love affair with the automobile as the U.S. …

More city dwellers steer clear of owning cars

A growing number of Americans living in cities are joining the ranks of those who have decided they don't need to own a car.<p>According to a new study …

Cities

Money worries keep Gen Y from getting wheels

It's true that the economy is improving and more people have jobs, but Generation Y members are still worried about the affordability of buying or …

Journalism

Car-sharing services are cutting into new-car sales

King's Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

Designed by Lewis Cubitt and unveiled in 1852, London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of Britain’s biggest and most well-known transport hubs. …

Trains

The Case Against Cars in 1 Utterly Entrancing GIF

Dense travel in a dense world makes sense.<p>Here is a brilliant piece of data viz to show how public transit reduces congestion. I sort of can't stop staring at it.<p>If you do succeed in dragging your eyes away, read more about America's evolving car habits at The Atlantic Cities and check out Jordan …

5 Visions To Make Unused Subway Stations Fun, Useful, And Beautiful

With 303 stations, Paris has one of the world’s densest and most useful subway systems. There are so many stops, in fact, that the city doesn’t need to open up its whole network. A further 16 stations currently lie empty, and mostly unused.<p>Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a candidate for Paris mayor, …

France

The 10 Best New Complete Streets Policies In The U.S.

Many of the best new policies to make streets safer for all forms of transportation came from small towns in 2013.<p>In cities around the U.S., there’s a growing awareness that streets are meant for more than just cars, and in fact, that streets should be safe places no matter what form of transit you …

Transportation

Why Altruism Will Be Crucial To The Rise Of A Driverless City

The best traffic for everyone might not result in the fastest trip for you. Remarkably, people are on board for this.<p>Our driverless car future is supposed to bring fewer car accidents and fatalities, as well as the end of inexplicable, nonsensical traffic jams. But the ultimate payoff is bigger …

Driverless Cars

Abandoned Paris Metro Stations, Reborn as Nightclubs and Public Pools

In a city whose sewers attract tourists, it's no surprise that a mayoral candidate is proposing to turn abandoned subway stations into art galleries, …

This Intersection Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

Protected bike lanes shouldn’t stop just before an intersection.<p>Hopping on a bike may be the happiest way to get to work, but it’s not an entirely safe way. More than 700 cyclists were killed in traffic in the U.S. in 2012, according to recently released data from the National Highway Traffic …

For the Cyclists Among Us

Not sure how I missed this when Oli Firth first posted it to our discussion boards three months ago (when it first hit the web), but "Road Bike Party …

Zurich plans to make walking the primary mobility mode (Switzerland)

Through redevelopment of its infrastructure and implementation of its pedestrian traffic strategy, Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, aims to …

Walking

Brussels aims to reduce traffic congestion in the city centre (Belgium)

To improve its reputation with both residents and visitors, new measures have been proposed to cut down Brussel's notorious traffic.<br>The Belgian …

Smart Cities

Atlanta’s next transportation problem

Ridesharing companies are booming in car-centric Atlanta, but for Uber and Lyft a new market seems to always mean a new fight.<p>San Francisco based …