On a sustainable street, there are no jaywalkers
February 10, 2012, 1:23 p.m. by Chris Turner
At the start of the 20th century, streets belonged as much to pedestrians and children at play as to cars. By the end of it, stepping into the street in the wrong place was a crime. How did jaywalking become a crime? And how do we decriminalize it?
Coffee or commuting: Where we spend our money
January 25, 2012, 2:03 p.m. by Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily
A lunchbox and a thermos may be the best tools for saving money during the work week.
What can Canada's forgotten Turbo train teach us about nostalgia and innovation?
December 20, 2011, 11:36 a.m. by Chris Turner
North America's only real high-speed train first hit the rails in 1970. An unearthed video from its launch is a reminder of the can-do energy of that 'Mad Men' era — a transformative spirit of innovation we desperately need to recapture.
The hunt is on: Walk Score releases Apartment Search
October 11, 2011, 8 p.m. by Matt Hickman
For apartment hunters who are just as concerned about a gridlock-free commute as they are about the presence of a washer and dryer set, Walk Score releases a new tool called Apartment Search.
New York City gears up for cycling
October 1, 2011, 11:36 a.m. by Brigitte Dusseau, AFP
The city of New York prepares for even more bike lanes across all five boroughs and a new bike-sharing program, expected to bring 10,000 bikes to NYC.
The urban cycling boom: Sometimes too big, sometimes too small
September 14, 2011, 12:05 p.m. by Chris Turner
In Tennessee, the streets are too dangerous for one 10-year-old on a bike. In Copenhagen, the streets are too crowded to accommodate any more kids. The real problem, though, is the one that dare not speak its name: there are too many cars.
What Carmageddon taught us about behavioral economics
July 20, 2011, 10:51 a.m. by Chris Turner
It was supposed to be Carmageddon in L.A., but instead the two-day closure of the busiest freeway in Los Angeles reiterated a timeless lesson about cars: We lose less than we think when we make them a lower priority in our cities.