January 18, 2018, 6am PST
The city of Pittsburgh is responding to complaints by residents of poor road conditions after snow and ice coated the city's rad this week.
January 17, 2018, 1pm PST
A study from the USGS using five decades of data shows salinity and alkalinity are up in waterways across the United States.
February 9, 2017, 12pm PST
In a city that prides itself on toughing out cold, snowy winters, a bad delay from a few inches of snow is cause for anger and confusion.
December 15, 2016, 1pm PST
Following in the footsteps of the "snowmageddon" events experienced by Atlanta in January 2014, Portland, Oregon had a surprising amount of difficulty with a small amount of snow this week.
December 14, 2016, 1pm PST
Those who promote safe streets often complain of streets that are too wide, wasting space and promoting reckless speeds. In chilly Calgary, undisturbed snow shows just how much street area is completely unused.
January 22, 2016, 1pm PST
A large winter storm is bearing down on the East Coast, prompting advanced preparations by local officials.
January 21, 2016, 6am PST
After heavy snow, protected bike lanes can be caught in an unfortunate position between roads and sidewalks. More public awareness may help keep them clear for winter cyclists.
January 11, 2016, 5am PST
A snow storm came through overnight, your street hasn't been cleared. When can you expect to have your street cleared? Cities are increasingly providing snowplow tracking information to residents.
March 6, 2015, 2pm PST
We know not everyone is pleased with the winter right now, but there's no denying the beauty of the United States when it's covered in snow.
February 15, 2014, 11am PST
A side-by side-comparison of several cities’ snow routes reveals the inherent logic (or lack thereof) of their transportation infrastructure.
January 30, 2014, 1pm PST
You can point the finger at unprepared politicians or mistaken meteorologists for paralyzing Atlanta this week. But to find the real culprits, you'll have to look at the region's history of land use and transportation decisions, argues Rebecca Burns.
January 29, 2014, 10am PST
Drivers are still trapped on Atlanta area roadways and students are still stranded at schools nearly 24 hours after a winter storm paralyzed the city.
January 25, 2014, 7am PST
It's hard to imagine how the wintry mess blanketing cities across midwest and northeast could improve street safety. But recent snows provide one benefit being touted by safety advocates: temporary curb extensions or "neckdowns" caused by snow banks.
December 28, 2012, 1pm PST
Ah, the holiday season, when landscapes across the world are coated with a dusting of snow and those without it dream of a white Christmas. While one might expect such a scene in Kiev, you probably wouldn't expect it inside the city's subway.
February 9, 2011, 5am PST
Recent snowstorms in much of the U.S. have left many cities with major snow cleanup jobs on their streets. In some instances, though, the buildup of snow has created natural traffic-calming curb extensions.
December 13, 2010, 5am PST
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix.com explores why bikesharing systems in, like those in Denver, the Twin Cities, and Montreal go into hibernation over winter and re-emerge anew in springtime.
September 3, 2010, 8am PDT
A couple of years ago, I was listening to a friend explain why she left Rochester for Jacksonville. "I was tired of digging my car out of the snow." It occurred to me that the nexus between driving and winter weather may at least partially explain the decline of America’s northern Rust Belt.
Here’s why: car care and storage makes snow a bigger bother than might otherwise be the case: if you don’t have a heated garage, you have to dig your car out of the snow every day, and if you park on the street you may have to constantly move your car to accommodate municipal snow removal.
January 14, 2010, 6am PST
Winter brings snowy conditions to roads in many cities, and many react with snow-melting salt solutions. But the physical and environmental damage of salt is leading some to look for other means of fighting the freeze.
December 22, 2009, 1pm PST
Streetsblog looks at snow clearing around the Northeast after the recent storm, and finds that bike paths and sidewalks get less preferential treatment.
February 9, 2009, 7am PST
Residents of Boston's South Side are marking public parking spots with cones, coolers, and chairs, in an effort to save them for later after personally cleaning out the snow. The Mayor ok'ed the practice, but some shovelers are abusing the system.