The President continues his stealth green initiative—tightening fuel economy standards for cars and trucks
Congress Is Screwing Public-Transit Users — and We’ll All Pay the Price
The tax credit for public transit is set to fall by more than 45% next year while the subsidy for parking goes up. Why that’s bad news for everyone
Despite Metro-North Crash, Riding the Rails Is Safer Than Riding a Car
A fatal train crash north of New York City raises fears about the safety of rail travel. But a look at the numbers shows that trains remain much safer than cars
As New York’s Bike Share Fixes Failures, It Needs to Cope With Success
Citi Bike seems to have worked out some of its initial kinks, but now demand for bikes may be outpacing supply.
New York’s Bike Share Program Needs a Serious Debugging
New York’s Citi Bike has been popular, but it’s also been problematic—perhaps fatally so. The country’s biggest bike share program has to be fixed, and soon.
It’s Not About the Range: How the Tesla/New York Times Controversy Misses the Point About Electric Cars
An electric car company accuses a venerable newspaper of faking a review of its flagship car. But both sides should realize that battery-powered vehicles need to a fill a different niche than gasoline cars.
Who Needs Bike Trails? Denmark Has a Bicycle Superhighway
Cycle highways are making the commute safer, faster, cheaper, healthier and greener in a country where many of the capital’s residents already bike to work.
How Climate-Friendly Is Your Electric Car? It Depends On Where You Live
Up close, an electric vehicle is clearly cleaner than a gasoline-powered car. No matter how efficient a combustion engine becomes—and some gasoline-powered cars can be very efficient—it still, well, combusts, spewing carbon and other exhaust gases into the atmosphere. But nothing at all comes out the tailpipe of an electric car. It’s …
Share Your Ride
Like a lot of Brooklynites—just about 54%—I don’t own a car. In fact, I’ve never owned a car. Before New York I lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo, two cities that are even denser and easier to get around car-less than New York. In …