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Commuting

What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 03.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Commuting Could Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

The long commute has become a staple of the American work experience: The average round-trip commute is close to an hour and at least 10 percent of th...

A Commuter's Guide to the City

Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador | Posted 03.12.2015 | New York
Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador

Commuting into the city is hard work. You dedicate minutes, if not hours, of your day to travel. My commute, at the current time, is two hours. Yes, you read that right. Two hours. I've been commuting for almost a year. Here are five things I've learned along the way.

How Your Daily Commute Affects Your Health

Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lindsay Liepman Feel like you can't get no satisfaction? It's not just the Rolling Stones singing that tune. The US Census Bureau found that t...

The Commute

Christine Hannon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel
Christine Hannon

You chose to take this flight. It is not just a commute. It is an exchange of words and ideas between you and your seatmate, an exchange of thoughts and feelings within yourself, and exchange of relative positions between your aircraft, the earth below and heaven above.

Would Someone on This Train Please Tell Me I'm Hot?

Greg Schwem | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It was time to assume the reading-while-commuting position, something foreign to me since I rarely read on subway cars and never while standing up.

Long Island Rail Road Moments That Tug at the Heartstrings

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 01.03.2015 | New York
Brian Patrick Harmon

For four years, I spent over three-and-a-half hours a day riding the Long Island Rail Road to work in Brooklyn. For those who pick their heads up from their smartphones now and then, there are plenty of feel-good moments to be seen and heard.

How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

Do Aggressive Passengers Need to Take a Chill Pill?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

There are a number of other things setting off passengers, starting with uncertainty, compounded by a lack of compassion by travel companies and further aggravated by a decline in the understanding of what is personal space.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Rented Teslas, and Other Methods for a Greener Commute

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Shane Paul Neil

I live in New York City and have come to endure my daily commute. Now, with clients in Silicon Valley, I'm frequently flying, and it's got me thinking: What kind of global footprint am I leaving? So I did some digging.

What One Million PeopleForBikes Supporters Will Mean For Bicycling

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

We launched PeopleForBikes in 2010 with the goal of uniting one million people for a better future for bicycling. In less than five years, more than 860,000 individuals have added their names in support of this mission.

WATCH: Getting To Work: Improving Public Transportation For America's Workers, Employers And Economies

Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST. During this Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program event, panelists will discuss the specific transporta...

The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the ...

The Commuter's Art Of Doing Nothing

Elena Kaufman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kaufman

Drive past five streets. Walk two blocks. Sit on the train for 50 minutes. Ride the subway four stops. Each piece of my commute can be broken down into distance traveled and time spent in transit. 90 minutes of commuting a day times times five days a week times 365 days a year equals an insane and, depending on your point of view, depressing amount of time spent sitting and standing in between point A and point B.

I Ride a Bike to Work and Would Like Everyone to Know About It

Joe Cristalli | Posted 09.08.2014 | Comedy
Joe Cristalli

How was my weekend? Loaded question, but thanks for asking. I actually had a very relaxing weekend. Obviously I needed it. Why obviously? Oh, had you not heard? I bike to work now. Like, every day. Twice a day if you're being specific.

Guess Why He's Interviewing Her

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy

After the crushing defeat of missing their subway train, New Yorkers get interviewed by investigative reporter Dan Wilbur on what they could have done...

Commuting Machine: Cannondale SuperX Hi-MOD Black Inc.

Max Gladwell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Max Gladwell

If you want to burn calories on your way to work and have a ton of fun on the way home, wherever that happens to take you, you can't go wrong with a cyclocross bike like the Cannondale SuperX.

In US Cities Where Walking Is Safer, It's Also More Popular

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

So, are these cities safer because more people are walking and drivers are more used to paying attention? Or is it because they have relatively safe and convenient pedestrian environments that encourage more walking? Probably a little of both.

Avoid These Freeways At All Costs This Weekend

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel

Savvy travelers might want to steer clear of California and Hawaii this holiday weekend. Using data from Google Maps, the smart folks at Mashable ...

Watch NYC Come To Life In Mesmerizing Visualization

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

If you've ever been to New York, then you know the city can sometimes seem like a living, breathing thing. Thanks to a new visualization by data consu...

More Americans Are Making This Healthy Change To Their Commute

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are biking to work, though their numbers are still tiny compared to those in cars. A new report from...

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Shushed Me on the Commuter Rail

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.01.2014 | New York
Gina Ciliberto

I'm sorry that it feels like I can't afford to be quiet when it comes to employment. I'm sorry that I disrupted your commute as a result. It would be unfair to expect you to forfeit a peaceful train ride because the job market stinks.

On a Roll to the Beach... Or Anywhere

Craig Giesecke | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Craig Giesecke

I find I'm much more relaxed when I get where I'm going and can get work accomplished on the way, if there's work to be done. If not, there's always someone to talk to or the passing scenery, if it's not always pretty, is at least interesting.