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London Will Double Its Spending on Cycling Infrastructure

That money will pay for more bike lanes and bridges. Can it also buy a genuine cultural change?

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Madrid's Christmas Present to Itself: A Car Ban

The city center will be nearly car-free for nine days.

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Now London and Amsterdam Are Capping Airbnb Apartment Rentals

Airbnb is on board — but will it really change anything?


The City With the World's Toughest Anti-Airbnb Laws

Months after passing tight restrictions, Berlin still has plenty of vacation apartments available. But the tide could be turning.

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Paris's Groundbreaking Car Bans Face a Backlash

Mayors of neighboring cities say they’re suffering from plans to turn a major roadway into a car-free zone.

Britain's Totally Fake Roundabout Is Driving Locals Crazy

A road in Cambridge was redesigned to actively confuse drivers.

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In France, a Fix for the Urban Gondola's Privacy Problem

No more aerial transit riders staring through your bathroom window.

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The Women Replacing Spain's Franco-Era Street Names

Cities are finally getting rid of streets that honor fascist figures, and they’re addressing a gender imbalance at the same time.


A German App for Free Transit Rides Is Too Popular for Its Own Good

In Düsseldorf, swarms of people would rather watch advertisements instead of paying a €2.60 fare.


Why Amsterdam Is Giving Up on Natural Gas

The city plans to wean its homes off domestic natural gas by 2050, starting now.

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Londoners Expect Troubled Times Ahead for Their City

A new report shows a widening gap between the British capital and the rest of the country.

Samuel Treindl

Restoring a Historic Athens Neighborhood, One House at a Time

A community-led approach to historic restoration focuses on crumbling 19th century buildings.


Germany's Plan to Partially Privatize the Autobahn

Foreign drivers could foot the bill.

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In Brexit Britain, Businesses Seek Work Visas Just for London

Expecting a crackdown on immigration, the capital’s Chamber of Commerce says the city still needs foreign workers.

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The View From Brexitland

If you’re American, perhaps you’re wondering if Britain’s Brexit experience could help you prepare for the coming months. Here’s what it’s been like in London.

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Berlin's Most Famous Street Will Go Car-Free

Private cars will be banned from Unter den Linden in 2019, but the avenue will still need help to become more appealing to pedestrians.

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The Problem With 'Playable' Cities

Turning infrastructure into flashy playgrounds only results in cutesy distractions from real issues.

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Berlin Is Bringing Back Subway Trains From the 1950s

Say hello (again) to the Dora.