The 10 Best American Cities for Riding Transit To Work

We've seen plenty of stories that measure how big, fast, and effective our transit systems are in the U.S. But for many people, none of that matters unless transit can do one thing: Get them to work. That's why this study by the University of Minnesota is so valuable—it shows which transit systems provide the best… » 10/13/14 8:25pm 10/13/14 8:25pm

This Is the Bike Tech of the Future (And Soon It Could Be Yours)

A bike painted with a coating that glows at night! Wheels that charge your phone! Rims that turn your bike into a moving rave! Be prepared to have your mind blown at Gizmodo's Commuters of the Future Bike Event on May 18—where inventors and designers will be demoing awesome cycling tech (you could even win some of… » 5/16/14 4:49pm 5/16/14 4:49pm

The Founder of Outlier Is Here to Talk About the Best Biking Clothes

Six years ago, Abe Burmeister searched for a pair of good-looking pants that he could wear as he biked to work. When he couldn't find them, he founded Outlier, a fashion-forward clothing line that's since been embraced by urban cyclists. He's here today to talk about starting that company and to share his tips for… » 5/13/14 1:00pm 5/13/14 1:00pm

Bike Commuting Is Even Bigger in Smaller U.S. Cities

If you've been to NYC, Washington, D.C., or San Francisco lately, you've likely noticed a proliferation of people commuting via bicycle. Indeed, bike commuting has more than tripled in America's biggest cities since 1990. But the places where people are pedaling to work in largest proportion aren't the big cities: … » 5/08/14 3:20pm 5/08/14 3:20pm

Welcome to the Outdoors of the Future

Will we even go outside in the future? You wouldn't be blamed for thinking we'll all soon be living a climatically regulated life indoors. In movies, tomorrow's recreation is often confined to a bubble-enclosed environment—an artificially controlled, robotically operated "natural" experience that protects us from the… » 5/08/14 12:08pm 5/08/14 12:08pm

Why Minneapolis Is One of America's Best Winter Biking Cities

After two days of sleet and snow, Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway looks like a wrong turn on Ice Road Truckers. Outside the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, bundled-up fat-bike riders trace circular routes back and forth in front of the building, their barely visible eyes squinting with purpose into the gray air. » 5/08/14 10:40am 5/08/14 10:40am

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you're thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it's hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 3/28/14 9:00am 3/28/14 9:00am

Watch These Crazy Animations of How Three Cities Commute

New York City mostly rides transit, Los Angeles loves its cars, and San Francisco has a dedicated population of bike commuters. UC Berkeley planning Ph.D. student Fletcher Foti recently built a brilliant data visualization that brings these facts to life by animating commuting patterns for the Bay Area, L.A., and NYC. » 11/08/13 5:58pm 11/08/13 5:58pm

The World's Longest Bus Is a Traffic Nightmare Waiting To Happen

Public transit is a great way to reduce traffic and gridlock in a crowded city. But do those benefits still apply when the streets are filled with 100 foot buses like the Fraunhofer Institute's AutoTram Extra Grand? Forget tight corners; this thing might not even make it through a green light. » 8/27/12 9:19am 8/27/12 9:19am