To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal (The Conversation)

Published OCTOBER 15, 2017 Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their driver’s licensecontinues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, it’s worth asking: Should Americans stop owning cars? We’ve conducted an analysis of…

Too Broke to Drive (Slate)

By Henry Grabar States have trapped millions of Americans in crippling debt by taking away their driver’s licenses. Can the damage be undone? The first time Shane Moon  lost his driver’s license was in 2013, when his girlfriend was pregnant with his first child. Moon, a construction worker in Lapeer, Michigan, near Flint, was having trouble making…

Visualize the Path of the Eclipse With Live Traffic Data (City Lab)

By BENJAMIN SCHNEIDER , Published Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse 2017 was supposed to be notable for being the first major cosmological event to be widely depicted on social media. But this notoriously difficult to photograph celestial phenomenon has also spawned some striking images on Google Maps. Once the eclipse began to wane, armchair cosmologists began heading home in droves,…