Some people think road crashes are destined to happen and drivers can do little to prevent them.
First trains, then cars and, now, COVID-19 have all spurred New York to reimagine how its scarce space should be used – and what residents need to survive.
Some new habits we've seen emerging during the pandemic could help us solve tricky problems like traffic congestion, which have challenged our cities for a long time.
Road networks are emptying during lockdown. What does it mean for wildlife now and in the future?
Traffic congestion causes more problems than just being stuck in traffic. There are real effects on the health, quality of life and wallets of taxpayers.
Faced with the eye-watering costs of building infrastructure, it makes sense to turn to much more cost-effective smart technology to get traffic flowing.
Scenarios based on a survey of Adelaide commuters and analyses of traffic flows show it's possible the congestion could get worse in the transition to driverless vehicles.
An analysis of trips to school has found the extra time and distance private secondary school students travel is a significant contributor to morning peak-hour congestion.
Commuters who drive to and from the CBD typically earn much more than most. Concerns about the fairness of charging drivers who use these busy roads at peak times are overblown.
Parcel and courier delivery vehicles are often blamed for traffic congestion in our cities. But they're only a fraction of the traffic caused by tradespeople and other services.
The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
Self-driving cars may someday drop off their owners downtown and then leave to find free parking. What would that mean for cities of the future?
Sustainable and efficient transportation is essential for cities, communities and individuals to thrive.
Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Drivers of polluting vehicles will face a daily charge, but evidence suggests it's a price worth paying.
Starting in 2021, drivers will pay a fee to enter midtown and lower Manhattan during busy times of day. Will this clear New York's air and streets?
There are more than 300 contingency plans across government departments.
Much of the growth in our cities is in the outer suburbs, now home to around 5 million people. And that creates problems like traffic that detract from the advantages residents see in living there.
US cities were designed and engineered around cars. Now some are working to increase walking and biking, but the shift isn't easy.
Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.