The Average Commute In Boston Now Includes Your Casual Flipped Car

The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides. » 2/18/15 1:57pm 2/18/15 1:57pm

Obsessed Stalker Spends 6 Months Taping an Asshole Who Runs Red Lights

Who's worse in this situation? The jerk who keeps pulling the same dangerous stunt of faking a left turn so he can run a red and cut off the traffic going straight, or the stalker who's been recording this behavior for more than 6 months and turned it into a 20-minute montage? » 11/24/14 12:04pm 11/24/14 12:04pm

​Irate Homeowners Are Spoofing Waze To Reroute LA Traffic

The traffic on LA's 405 freeway is notoriously bad, and crowdsourced traffic apps like Waze have given drivers a way to avoid the worst parts by rerouting them down surface streets. The downside is more traffic running through neighborhoods, so a band of homeowners are screwing with Waze to keep drivers out of their… » 11/18/14 1:41pm 11/18/14 1:41pm

Zurich Installed 4,500 Street Sensors to Count Every Car in the City

Congestion pricing—the implementation of high tolls to keep cars out of congested downtown areas—is one of the most effective ways to reduce traffic and emissions. Zurich's plan goes above and beyond that, using a network of sensors to track the number of cars that enter its downtown and prevent more cars from… » 10/16/14 3:46pm 10/16/14 3:46pm

Should New York City's Speed Limits Be Lowered? A Jalopnik Debate

The New York City Council just passed a bill to drop the city speed limits on residential streets to 25 MPH, from 30 MPH. Under the guise of protecting pedestrians, the New York City Council has diminished Freedom. While their goal is noble, the Council decision is Wrong. One Raphael Orlove thinks they're right. » 10/09/14 9:00am 10/09/14 9:00am

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon's credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows… » 7/07/14 5:32pm 7/07/14 5:32pm