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Commutes

August 30, 2019, 11am PDT
The Marchetti Constant, the willingness of people to travel for about a half an hour to get to and from work, explains the size of cities in history, and the metropolitan areas of today.
CityLab
July 5, 2019, 5am PDT
The Google-owned company has the data to connect commuters to possible carpool buddies, Whether Waze can stem the long-term decline in carpooling remains to be seen.
City Lab
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
May 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recent poll of Massachusetts voters was able to connect the realities of the housing market to the frustrations of the daily commute.
The American Prospect
January 12, 2019, 7am PST
The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.
The Seattle Times
December 22, 2018, 9am PST
With several stipulations, Seattle City Council has signed off on the university's plans for up to 6 million square feet of new construction, including high-rises.
The Seattle Times
November 8, 2018, 5am PST
Advocates say New York's plan traffic management plan could raise $1.5 billion while saving express bus commuters hours per week.
Streetsblog New York City
October 29, 2018, 10am PDT
Driving alone continues to grow as the most common method of commuting.
Smart Cities Dive
September 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
Transportation investment is struggling to keep pace with population growth.
The Columbus Dispatch
July 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
More people are biking in Bogotá, and they report the highest rate of happiness with their commute, above people who drive and who take transit.
TheCityFix
May 18, 2018, 5am PDT
What does the way people commute reveal about the role of individuals in society?
CityLab
May 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
Ninety percent of respondents to a recent survey overestimated the time it would take to walk or bike to work, and those with parking permits were the worst at guessing their commute times.
The New York Times
Feature
January 18, 2018, 5am PST
A manifesto for street livability, health, and humanity in the era of driverless cars.
Bruce Appleyard, William Riggs
Blog post
October 4, 2017, 2pm PDT

Recently released travel data show Americans returning to their cars as the economic recovery deepens. Alternative forms of transportation are not attracting new users.

Steven Polzin
September 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Finding the answers to the questions posed by the latest transportation data from the American Community Survey will determine the best use of limited resources for infrastructure investment and planning.
U.S. News & World Report
July 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
As America's VMT returns to record highs, more of the miles are coming from cities than ever before.
Slate
June 12, 2017, 7am PDT
This story about man whose commute to work involves "water like glass" and chirping birds might make car commuters and straphangers envious.
KUOW
June 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The number of "super commuters"—people who commute for over 90 minutes—is still a relatively small percentage of the country, but it's a number that's growing quickly. What does that mean about the economy?
Governing
March 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
The Washington Post
October 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority returned to a normal commute schedule today, after making sufficient repairs to new trains that didn't start on the right track.
The Philadelphia Inquirer