February 11, 2018, 9am PST
The New York subway might lead the nation in terms of reach and ridership, but it still lags behind other rail systems in the country on one critical point: access to people with special needs.
Crain's New York Business
January 16, 2018, 6am PST
When it's said that most people live in cities, a significant portion of that number are people living in suburbs near cities. A new map shows just how far everyone travels to get to a big city.
September 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
An underreported bill in the current congressional session would create a waiting period for Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
July 26, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
May 1, 2017, 11am PDT
Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.
March 1, 2017, 9am PST
The city of Portland is wearing the Yellow Jersey on equity issues connected to the Biketown bikeshare system.
January 23, 2017, 5am PST
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?
January 21, 2017, 9am PST
The Brookings Institution has announced a new "Moving to Access" initiative.
December 20, 2016, 10am PST
An analysis of three essential attributes of urban grids reveals a preferred layout for the desired effect of a vibrant, active community.
April 15, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Community Partners Program will help Capital Bikeshare respond to concerns about the system's lack of access for low-income and minority residents.
August 10, 2015, 6am PDT
Twenty-five years have passed since the United States approved a civil rights law with broad and positive affect on the build environment as we've come to know it.
June 28, 2015, 7am PDT
Peter Apps, a quadriplegic for the past nine years, shares insight into how he evaluates the mobility and access of cities.
May 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
While bikeshare garners a lot of attention from the white and wealthy, it is a less obvious choice for low-income communities. Difficulties include weather, time constraints, and overall demand for non-auto modes.
April 30, 2015, 8am PDT
The diversity gap between the population of Washington, D.C. and the membership of its model bikeshare system is well established, but it's also getting worse.
March 26, 2015, 5am PDT
New technology could open a new era of independence for blind and visually impaired residents of communities everywhere.
February 11, 2015, 11am PST
Scott Schafer pens a column inspired by watching a visually impaired woman navigate a busy corner of Minneapolis. The question raised by the column: How can we improve level of service for the blind?
December 23, 2014, 8am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is testing an app that will help the blind navigate Arlington Station in early 2015. The app will eventually be free to use throughout the system.
March 23, 2014, 11am PDT
Boston recently shut down one of its busiest transit hubs, the Government Center T Station for over-due renovations above and below the ground. The station was originally built in 1898, and without a major renovation since the 1960s.
February 3, 2013, 7am PST
Cities such as Dallas, Denver, Sacramento and Tampa are reversing course on their one-way streets for a number of reasons; but improving traffic flow likely isn't one of them. Eric Jaffe looks at a recent study that upends conventional wisdom.