The Best Articles in Mobility
The most useful articles and videos in Mobility from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Mobility Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Mobility by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Paris Pulled Off the Dream of Many City Dwellers Around the World. It’s Been Thrilling—and Complicated.
- The 747 is out. Green airplanes are in.
- The Big Lie About Bike Helmets
- How Transportation Technologies Shaped Empires
- How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars
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The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike
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These Stupid Trucks are Literally Killing Us
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How The Netherlands Built a Biking Utopia
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Aicha Evans: Your self-driving robotaxi is almost here
We've been hearing about self-driving cars for years, but autonomous vehicle entrepreneur Aicha Evans thinks we need to dream more daringly. In this exciting talk, she introduces us to robotaxis:…
These 8 cities are putting their focus on biking and walking — not cars
Even though cities have been centers of culture, ideas and industry since the Neolithic Revolution 12,000 years ago (!), today’s urban-centric global civilization is just a couple of hundred years …
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How to end the American obsession with driving
To fight climate change, cities need to be designed with much more walking, biking, and public transit use in mind.
«Speck said estimates place the subsidization of driving at $10 for every dollar a driver spends as opposed to $1.50 for public transit»
How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars
A new blueprint from city transportation planners and engineers, who say it's never too early to start thinking about the future.
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Can America Go Car-Free? Gen Z Hopes So.
Young people today are already driving less, but breaking the country’s car-dependency will require unprecedented investment in infrastructure and public transit.
Waymo doubles service area for its fleet of robo-taxis
Waymo is doubling the operational area for its fleet of self-driving taxis, making what the company calls “the largest fully autonomous service area in the world.” The rapid growth is limited to…
What’s More Important: Making Mass Transit Better or Making It Free?
That’s literally the choice in D.C. right now.
Make Parking Impossible
Cars have made American cities uglier and more dangerous. Here’s the solution.
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Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Trains Are Now Running in Germany
They're expected to keep some 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere each year
A passenger aircraft that flies around the world at Mach 9? Sure, why not
“How much does the world change if you can get anywhere in an hour?”
Why the humble city bus is the key to improving US public transit
High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
Instant Genius Podcast: Future of transportation, with Paris Marx
Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. And in this episode, we're diving into the topic of the future of transportation.Will we all be getting around in self-driving cars? Or will…
The 747 is out. Green airplanes are in.
NASA has a plan to "skip a generation" of passenger aircraft design to fight climate change.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Mobility.
Paris Pulled Off the Dream of Many City Dwellers Around the World. It’s Been Thrilling—and Complicated.
To twist a French idiom, now it’s vélo, boulot, dodo—bike, work, sleep.
The Big Lie About Bike Helmets
Some cyclists refuse to wear helmets on principle. They have their reasons.
«Notably, Walker discovered, motorists and commercial truck drivers in particular afforded less space—not more—to helmeted cyclists.»
Why Long Trains Keep Derailing
Trains are getting longer. Railroads are getting richer. But these “monster trains” are jumping off of tracks across America and regulators are doing little to curb the risk.
How Transportation Technologies Shaped Empires
For thousands of years, a hidden rule limited the size of empires, unbeknownst to their rulers.
The Glory of Trams
Christopher Atamian and Aram Pachyan meditate on the personal and communal value of tramways....
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MIT Technology Review
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Boston Consulting Group
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