Tom Vanderbilt

Tom Vanderbilt is author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, now available in paperback. He is contributing editor to Artforum, Print, and I.D.; contributing writer to Design Observer; and has written for many publications, including Wired, the Wilson Quarterly, the New York Times Magazine, and the London Review of Books. He blogs at and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow him on Twitter at

Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMA Good Place to Stop
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMLos Angeles: The Beverly Hills Freeway
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMNew York: Paul Rudolph's Lower Manhattan Expressway
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMSeoul: Samil Elevated Expressway/Cheonggye Road
Aug. 25 2010 10:15 AMGlamour UndergroundMoMA's exhibition of smart, stylish London transit posters.
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July 14 2010 6:45 PMThe Nimblest CitySlate readers' best ideas for making city transportation more efficient.
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July 6 2010 11:51 AMShould Cities Install Moving Sidewalks?An idea for urban transport, cribbed from the airport.
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June 22 2010 4:57 PMThere's No Such Thing as Free ParkingHow eliminating parking spaces could make cities more nimble and efficient.
June 9 2010 3:34 PMIt Wasn't Me, Officer! It Was My GPS.What happens when we blame our navigation devices for our car crashes.
April 1 2010 4:26 PMSan Diego Is East of Reno?The most common navigational mistakes we all make.
Feb. 16 2010 6:52 PMDo Recalls Really Make Us Safer?Bad drivers are far more dangerous than bum Toyotas.
Jan. 15 2010 7:00 AMWas the Yugo Really the Worst Car Ever?A new book explains why the tiny automobile was so reviled.
Nov. 30 2009 12:32 PMIt Knows If You've Been SpeedingCan a device that tracks when I swerve, accelerate, and brake make me a better driver?
Nov. 2 2009 4:01 PMIn Defense of JaywalkingBanning the practice won't make pedestrians safer.
Aug. 28 2009 1:36 PMIn Praise of Traffic TicketsDon't roll your eyes. They're good for you in more ways than you think.
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMToronto: The Spadina Expressway
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMChicago: The Crosstown Expressway
Dec. 23 2010 2:58 PMWashington, D.C.: The 1956 Freeway Plan
Oct. 19 2010 7:03 AMTime ExpiredThe end of the parking meter.
July 30 2010 9:57 AMDude, Where's Your Car?How not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser.
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July 13 2010 5:25 PMIs It Time To Buy a Narrow Car?The three most popular ideas for making city transportation more efficient.
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June 30 2010 1:11 PMBicycle HighwaysShould cities build specialized roadways for cyclists?
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July 6 2010 11:26 AMNimble CitiesHelp Slate make transportation in and between cities more efficient, safe, and pleasant.
May 25 2010 12:32 PMStop!Is it possible to design a better stop sign?
March 12 2010 11:34 AMWhen Planes Land on HighwaysThe ins and outs of a surprisingly frequent phenomenon.
Feb. 9 2010 10:49 AMThe Bird, the Wave, and the ShakaReading the informal language of road signals.
Dec. 11 2009 5:48 PMWe're ThruHas the American romance with the drive-through gone sour?
Nov. 17 2009 10:02 AMUnderground PsychologyResearchers have been spying on us on the subway. Here's what they've learned.
Sept. 15 2009 1:47 PMiTransportCould iPhone apps change the way we travel?
Aug. 17 2009 5:34 PMWhat Would Get Americans Biking to Work?Decent parking.



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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

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160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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