November 21, 2019

All around the world, cities are contending with traffic, pollution, and pedestrian danger related to cars. While cities have taken various efforts to curb cars on the road, a new housing development in Tempe, Arizona, is trying a novel approach: banning residents from bringing their own cars altogether.

As the Wall Street Journal reports,...

October 16, 2019

Earlier this month, New York City did something remarkable. The city transformed one of its busiest crosstown routes into a bus-only street and, by all accounts, the world did not end.

It’s being called a miracle, but really, it required no divine intervention: Faced with crushing congestion on 14th Street, the city simply separated its buses from o...

September 26, 2019

In the final weeks of 2018, I caught a glimpse of transportation’s future on my way to an appointment. I was walking briskly to catch a bus I knew had 20-minute headways. If I missed it, I’d be late.

I fired up a trip-planning app on my phone, which gave me a real-time countdown to when the bus would arrive. I had five minutes to go three blocks. Crap! Now wa...

February 21, 2019

Uber, Lyft, and taxi vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers as well as delivery trucks transporting goods would be explicitly barred from blocking city bike lanes under new rules that the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced last Friday. The changes aim to close loopholes in the current rules as part of D.C.’s Vision Zero traffic sa...

February 6, 2018

If you thought the night of the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win was nuts, just wait for the big victory parade, which will take place on Thursday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The main details are officially out for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory parade, which will potentially draw millions of people to Philly’s streets to cheer on the team as...

December 19, 2017

Amtrak may be nowhere near as cool as Japan’s ultra-luxe Shiki-Shima train or even France’s art-covered cars, but at least it’s getting a much needed interior refresh. Some 450 commuter trains in Amtrak’s stable are getting new seats, carpets, lighting, upholstery, and a thorough cleaning—all part of a $16 million makeover rolling out over the next six month...

September 21, 2017

Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the news, however, and you’ll find a laundry list of transportation nightmares: subway systems in a state of emergency, declining ridership in our biggest metro areas, and unreliab...

September 20, 2017

A discussion about biking in Philly doesn’t go without a mention of Sarah Clark Stuart. She’s been at the helm of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia as executive director since November 2015; but she’s been a part of the coalition in one way or another since 2009.

In Stuart’s role, she’s tasked with being arguably the biggest bike advocate in Phill...

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