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Opinion: Gov. Hochul Risks Handing Donald Trump the Keys To NYC’s Transportation Future

Is this really the way a New York Democrat wants her legacy on transit and climate change to play out?

June 6, 2024

Four Ways that NY Gov. Hochul’s Cancelation of Congestion Pricing is Bad for America

The plan was always controversial, but supporters have rightly pointed out that politicians need to act boldly, lest our society fail to meet its stated goals.

June 5, 2024

NY Gov. Hochul Should Read Gov. Hochul’s Press Releases about the Benefits of Congestion Pricing

Gov. Hochul once touted the central business tolling plan as "powerful" and "transformative" for the city. That was then.

June 5, 2024

Streets and Highways are Becoming a Big Roadblock to Free Speech

Protests against Israel's assault on Gaza may shift from college campuses to roads — and most Americans like their cars more than free speech.

May 29, 2024

What Indianapolis’ BRT Mess Reveals About the Troubling Power of ‘State Preemption’ in Transportation

What happens when state legislatures try to stop sustainable transportation projects that city dwellers badly want? Indianapolis provides a troubling case study.

March 25, 2024

What Urbanists’ Doug Burgum Lovefest Reveals About the ‘Why’ Behind Our Advocacy

I am far less interested in talking about Gov. Doug Burgum's politics than talking about his values, and how those values shape his urbanism, and thus the actual lives of the people he governs.

March 15, 2024

Peter Flax: ‘Cyclist Strength Comes from Unity’

The writer's new book, "Live to Ride: Finding Joy and Meaning on a Bicycle," is a broad look at bike riding with one common theme: we must come together.

March 13, 2024

Commentary: The Street Fight Over SUVs in Paris

What are the implications for San Francisco and other cities around the world?

March 7, 2024

N.J. Gov. Candidate: Stop Fighting Congestion Pricing — Expand It Instead!

he Jersey City mayor who hopes to be the next Garden State governor thinks current Gov. Murphy's lawsuit to stop congestion pricing is "wrong" — and vows to expand tolling to charge New York drivers for the congestion they cause in Jersey.

August 15, 2023