Feargus O'Sullivan

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Plans For a Bike-Friendly Boulevard Are Met With Anger, Protests in Spain

Outcry over irresponsible spending on a beautification project have led to 40 arrests in the city of Burgos already.

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One of Spain's Biggest Architectural Boondoggles Just Keeps Getting Worse

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences was built to lure visitors. Instead, it's caused nothing but problems.

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The Challenge of Selling Bike-Share in a Hilly City

Lisbon can be hard to navigate on two wheels. But the city is launching a bike system anyway.

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Hamburg's Neighborhood Redevelopment Battle Has Led Police to Declare a State of Emergency

An explosive struggle has pitted developers against the city's ultra-left.

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Europe's Most Congested City Contemplates Going Car-Free

A new mayor in Brussels wants to turn a central axis into a pedestrian-only zone.

Reuters

Dublin's Quest to Banish Vacant Lots

The Irish capital is pockmarked with empty parcels. With tough new property laws planned for this year, that could change.

Reuters

Why the London Tube Wants to Help You Do Your Grocery Shopping

Transport for London is working on a plan to replace its ticket offices with pick-up points for online shopping.

Clea Polar and Gabriel Defrocourt

A Paris Metro Car, Gift-Wrapped

Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.

Reuters

Why So Many of London's Historic Theaters Are in Bad Physical Shape

The ceiling collapse at the Apollo is a sad reminder of the sorry state of West End infrastructure.

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The Weird Economics Behind London's Disappearing Pubs

It's actually the pub industry's tough practices that are giving local boozers the greatest problems.

David X. O'Neil

London's Bike-Share Crisis

The system is losing riders, and now its major sponsor has backed out. Can it be saved?

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How Leipzig Became 'Hypezig'

The post-industrial city has been crowned Germany's Austin. But it might be more like Germany's Detroit.

Reuters

Will the Greeks Ever Stop Smoking?

The country largely ignores a 2010 ban. This Christmas, that could change.

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Combatting London's Knife Crime Epidemic With First Aid Lessons

A group of doctors is trying to convince young Britons that stabbings are serious.

Reuters

Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working

France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.

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Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars

The city's new master plan lays out a sharp turn back toward a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city.

Daniel Gould / Cycling Weekly

Following a Spate of Deaths, London Cyclists Get Militant

Five bicyclists were killed on the city's streets in November alone, leading to a dramatic protest Friday.

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The Logic Behind Paying Severe Alcoholics in Beer

Instead of arresting public drunks, Amsterdam has tasked them with cleaning up a local park. Payment: €10, some rolling tobacco and 5 cans of beer.

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Hey, London: Stop Trying to Be New York

London is one of the world's great cities. So why do its businesses and marketers feel the need to import ill-fitting, faded concepts from across the Atlantic?