Going Places

Uncovering the impact of transportation technology on the modern world

Millennials Are Right to Kill the American Car

If previous generations were given this many choices–and were faced with a driverless-car future in the coming decades–would cars, that romantic idea of hitting the open road in a sleek ride, play such an outsized role in the past 75 years of American culture?
Elizabeth Minkel
4 min read

Solving the Global Address Problem

Four billion people around the globe who don’t have a way to refer to their home–but Google’s Plus Codes are a reinvention of the geocoding wheel that no one needs.
Duncan Geere
2 min read

Cable Cars Are Changing the World

Once seen as only good for industry or tourists, the cable car is now emerging as a crucial form of public transit.
Duncan Geere
18 min read

Solar Trains Could Help Us Rethink Energy

Harnessing the sun could be the perfect way to convert existing train networks to clean power.
Ian Steadman
7 min read

To Board a Cruise Ship–and Never Get Off

Meet the retirees who never stop moving.
Leigh Alexander
6 min read

Trainstopping: Safe Transit in Natural Disasters

When earthquakes and tsunamis hit, transit has to be ready to cope.
Tiffany Kelly
8 min read

Transport Isn’t Technology, It’s Politics

Policy and politics are what really determine the infrastructure and the technology on and by which we travel.
Konstantinos Dimopoulos
5 min read

A Pilgrim’s Progress Bar

For Muslims currently living in the U.S., the idea of undertaking a pilgrimage to Mecca has become a freshly perilous one. In recent years, an affordable and accessible solution has surfaced–the virtual pilgrimage.
Simon Parkin
8 min read

The Opening of the Northwest Passage

As communities in the far north cope with the coming changes, one thing is for certain: The environment that they have known for hundreds of years is beginning to alter, in many ways irrevocably.
Greg Noone
10 min read

The Most Subversive Way to Travel

Perhaps the humble bicycle, a transportation mode that puts people in contact with one another and gives them back that control they seem to crave, offers a unique opportunity to remake those realities for the better.
Julian Sayerer
10 min read

How to Make Public Transportation Safer for Women

There’s no magic checklist for reducing gendered transit fear, but there are commonalities in the best solutions.
Christine Ro
7 min read

Going Places: A Reading List

A crash course in the impact of transportation technology on the modern world.
How We Get To Next
4 min read

Rainbow Roads: A Cycling App That Spray Paints Bumps and Potholes

This bike automates complaining about to your city about the state of the roads.
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
2 min read

The World’s Grandest Canals

Getting from A to B by water.
Duncan Geere
3 min read

The Global Race Is on to Replace Roads with More Sustainable Materials

When you think of sustainability, you probably don’t think of roads–in fact, probably the opposite. Images of highways cutting through the countryside and congested streets are often used to highlight the unsustainable nature of modern industrialization. The numbers tend to back up the images. The asphalt used in roads is responsible for 1.6 million tons […]
Simon Copland
2 min read

How We Got To: The Electric Car

Many of the earliest cars were electric, but it’s taken more than century for the technology to mature.
Abigail Hartstone
2 min read

A Submarine With Gills

Artificial gills mean this submersible might let humans breathe underwater anywhere that fish can.
Duncan Geere
4 min read

5 Women We Can Thank for Amazing Bridges

Some of the world’s most famous bridges were designed and engineered by women.
Hugh Garry
2 min read

The Forgotten Women Who Built One of London’s Most Iconic Bridges

A short film explores their untold stories.
Alice Bell
3 min read

A Brief History of Bike Lanes in the Netherlands

The history of Dutch cycling shows the power that the humble cycle lane can have in saving and improving lives.
Jakob Whitfield
2 min read