Véronique Vienne
Taylor Holland’s Scenic Tour

A photograph is at first a document. Crop it, and it becomes a picture. Trim it further into a square and you’ve got a “sign” — a potential icon.

Owen Edwards
A Michelangelo, at 100 mph Plus
Anne Quito
Anne Quito on Quiet
John Thackara
Cloud Commuting
John Thackara
Caloryville: The Two-Wheeled City

In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?

1920s Chicago Transit Posters
03.21.13 has a small, but gem filled collection of Chicago transit posters from the 1920s.

Owen Edwards
My Month as a Mocker
Parking Meter History

The history of the parking meter — originally designed to have a positive affect on traffic flow and shopping.

Rick Poynor
The Experiential Thrill of Driving in Films
Visualizing Mass Transit

Andrew Walker has visualized the mass-transit systems of major cities.

Rick Poynor
It’s Smart to Use a Crash Test Dummy

The image of the crash test dummy has traveled from the subcultural fringes to the pop culture mainstream.

John Foster
Accidental Mysteries

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age. This week's focus is St. Louis Bus Passes from the 1940s.

John Thackara
Virtual Boring Agent

The Virtual Boarding Agent Orly Airport in Paris. It's spooky, clever and very well executed — and most people seem to ignore it after a first casual glance.

Phil Patton
Audi Urban Future Summit 2011

Report on one of the latest conferences to take on the global theme of the city

Phil Patton
The Green Dashboard

The design of instrument panels reflects the new technologies of hybrid and electric vehicles

Alexandra Lange
On GOOD: Why Are Car Seats So Poorly Designed?

If you want parents to use public transportation, first you have to fix the car seat.

Phil Patton
Another Wrong Turn for Chris Paine

Review of the documentary film Revenge of the Electric Car.

John Thackara
Rotterdam: Where Time is no Longer Money
John Thackara
If It’s Not the Destination and It’s Not the Journey...

A team at Rutgers University, uses ultrasonic sensors, GPS receivers and cellular networks to find empty parking spaces. While technically impressive, this is an absurdly over-complicated answer to the wrong question.

John Thackara
The Gram Junkies: In Transportation Design the Key Issue Is Not Speed, but Weight

In the matter of mobility and modern transportation we all need to become gram junkies.

Phil Patton
Charging Double

Comparing two new electric-car chargers: Blink and WattStation

Mark Lamster
The Ugliest Object I Have Ever Owned

What's the ugliest object you've ever owned (and loved)?

John Thackara
Is an Environmentally Neutral Car Possible?

The future of the car has been electric for what? Five years now? Ten? The answer is 110 years. The new Riversimple, makes us look again at the feasibility of the electric car.

Mark Lamster

The idea: fuse a Trabant, that iconic East German junkmobile, with an El Camino, the classic American musclecar.

Phil Patton
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car

Review of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric car.

Alexandra Lange
Archpaper Review: Our Cities Ourselves

Does one size fit all, even when it is oh-so-hot bikes and buses?

Phil Patton
Murray T.25 City Car

Report on Gordon Murray's conversion from revolutionary race car designer to creator of one of the greenest city cars ever.

Mark Lamster
Coming to America: The Extraordinary Journey of Morris Moel

From Poland to New York, the story of Morris Moel.

Alexandra Lange
Diana Center & Architectural Bull----

Though rave reviews (
Architect, Metropolis, previously New York) are rolling in for Weiss/Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard College, every review has praised two things that I quickly dismissed as the most basic architectural bullshit: the copper glass and the street-level transparency.
Mary Badon
Red Light, Green Light : The Invention of the Traffic Signal

The traffic light — invented in 1912 by a policeman in Detroit — has radically impacted the way transportation rules have developed over the past 100 years, all over the world.

Phil Patton
One Car Per Family

Report on Yves Béhar's design for a new "people's car."

Jonathan Schultz
Better Place

Report on Better Place, winner of the 2009 INDEX Award in the Community category.

Phil Patton
Triple-Digit Inflation
Mark Lamster
Blriot! The Centennial of a Historic Flight

A century ago today, Louis Blriot took off in an airplane of his own invention.

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