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June 29, 2020, 7am PDT
As economies begin to reopen around the world, some cities are taking action to prevent widespread gridlock.
The New York Times
June 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.
The New York Times
June 22, 2020, 6am PDT
City officials in New York are discussing the possibility of converting a car traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge for use by people on bikes.
Brooklyn Paper
April 23, 2020, 9am PDT
Shared bike companies in China report that many residents in Wuhan have been relying on bikes for transportation in the immediate aftermath of a 76-day lockdown.
China Daily
April 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Suddenly, cars aren't the first priority on 10 percent of the roadway in Oakland, California.
KRON
February 3, 2020, 8am PST
Four predictions for the future of the conspicuous, controversial dockless scooter rental industry.
CityLab
January 23, 2020, 12pm PST
All these newfangled devices and no universal nomenclature.
The City Fix
January 21, 2020, 6am PST
This performance ranking separates the fakers from the legit operation to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.
Streetlight Data
January 13, 2020, 6am PST
Banning cars will not be effective as long as U.S. cities continue to prioritize transportation systems where mobility is dependent on driving.
Brookings
December 21, 2019, 1pm PST
The world, including the United States, could be entering a new era of personal mobility.
The Verge
December 21, 2019, 5am PST
The consequences of car-centric planning are clear, a century after cars took over streets and lives across this country. According to this article, so to is a new way forward.
Citymetric
December 10, 2019, 11am PST
Men are twice as likely to ride electric scooters and related small, electric assist vehicles, according to new research.
CityLab
November 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.
The Seattle Times
October 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Offering multiple, non-automobile options for transportation in one place is the idea behind mobility hubs. The city of Minneapolis is now testing the concept at four locations.
Star Tribune
September 27, 2019, 5am PDT
A lack of architectural ambition and a focus on car transportation are two of the criticisms that have followed Amazon's initial plans for its second headquarters in Northern Virginia.
ARLnow
September 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The CityLab team has created a new metric to measure the U.S. cities where people are most likely to be car free.
CityLab
September 23, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent report presents evidence that fewer New Yorkers are choosing bikes as an alternative form of transportation.
New York Post
September 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York