Traffic congestion

NYC traffic and pedestrians

New York City gets nation’s first congestion pricing plan


New York City just became the first city in the US to adopt a congestion pricing plan. The plan is expected to raise about $1.5 billion in revenue every year, mostly for its crumbling subway system.

A bird walks inside a commuter underground tube train

Why Luxembourg’s free transit may not fix its traffic problem

Helsinki tram

The city of Helsinki imagines a car-less and more care-free future

Traffic piles up in New York City's Times Square. New York is one of the cities that attempted to introduce "congestion pricing" — fees for driving at peak hours — but the plan was defeated.

Would you pay more money to never sit in traffic again?


The NJ governor’s staff aren’t the only politicos messing with traffic

Global Politics

Cycling in Sao Paulo presents difficult, deadly, problems

Global Politics

Sao Paulo is a city stuck in traffic. Gridlock sets in during rush hour. The quickest way to get around the city is by bike, but it’s incredibly dangerous. Few people bike, and those who do are always in danger of being struck by a speeding, or merely passing, automobile.

Studies link pollution to lower IQs, increased Alzheimer’s risk


Several new studies in recent months have added new complications that can be linked to over-exposure to pollution from automobile traffic.

Brazil’s Traffic Jams: A Daily Headache

The BBC ‘s Paulo Cabral is in the Brazilian city known for nightmarish traffic jams on the roads and in the sky. Traffic gridlock is getting worse as more and more Brazilians drive. One option available to some commuters: take a helicopter to work.

More Roads, More Traffic

The Fundamental Law of Traffic: widening roads increases traffic.

The World

Ferry Tale

Jeff Hoffman reports from San Francisco on a proposal to vastly expand commuter ferry service on San Francisco Bay. The plan is an attempt to relieve highway congestion and auto air pollution by getting thousands of commuters off the region’s highways. But, it has run into unexpected skepticism from some environmentalists.