Companies hope they’ll keep the sidewalks clear, but there’s plenty of reason for skepticism.
Atlantic writers look ahead at India’s moon landing, WeWork’s giant IPO filing, Taylor Swift’s Lover, and more.
Appliance makers believe more and better chimes, alerts, and jingles make for happier customers. Are they right?
City noise is harmful. What’s being done to save urbanites’ ears?
Five years after “Vision Zero” made a splash, ambitious changes have been slow to come.
SharedStreets offers an open-source solution to help taxis, buses, pedestrians, bikers, and ride-sharing services coexist curbside.
As the example of Seattle shows, it helps when employers try to persuade workers not to drive.
The company sells a somewhat uneasy combination of capitalist ambition and cooperative warmth.
Big-data predictions don't always line up with reality.
It's simple: Charge people to bring cars onto city streets during rush hour.
Researchers must devise workarounds, sometimes even recording the cost and travel time of their own rides.
A sister company of the tech giant wants to help develop—and then collect data on—a waterfront neighborhood in Toronto.
A big investment blueprint is expected next month, and it might stretch local governments’ already-stretched budgets.
The city’s traffic woes owe in part to more people choosing private transit over public.
For progressive politics, San Francisco was once a city upon a hill. Now it’s rich people squabbling over one.
For years Arlington was the largest metropolis with no major transportation system. Now, it’s experimenting with microtransit in lieu of more-conventional options.
A new “trackless train” shows that commuters have a long way to go before embracing a perfectly good form of transit.
A new retrospective looks at a group of young photographers who infiltrated academic slide libraries with radical images of a changing city.
The case for a fully autonomous escape plan
Food insecurity has become normalized among American adolescents—who are also particularly vulnerable to its risks.