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For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

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Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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The Worst Public Bathroom in New York

Plans to renovate the New York Public Library best not overlook the loo.

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Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

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The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

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In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

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How Public Perception of Light Rail Influences Its Economic Benefits

Negative stereotypes of light rail — in particular its unsubstantiated ability to generate crime — may have hurt property values along a new line in south Jersey, according to a new study.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

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At Charlotte's New Walmart, a Transit Promise Unfulfilled

The city pledged transit-oriented development around the store — so why is it building roads?

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The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.

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Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

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U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 2

A look at five more city-infringing freeways targeted for much-needed demolition.

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Congress Is Toying With the Future of Mass Transit

A proposal to eliminate a share of the federal gas tax dedicated to public transportation would devastate urban mobility.