Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.
Let me just walk across the room to get that – OUCH!
The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.
The painting covers nearly 900 feet and looks like an animation to people driving by.
The company behind this "Turtle" helmet, which folds down to half its size, promises it will become part of the urban cyclists’ way of life.
The electrical infrastructure in Mexico's capital did not respond happily to Sunday morning's quake.
A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.
All in all, the U.S. suffered 11 meteorological calamities costing $1 billion or more.
Also, Malibu considers outlawing rat poison and another Mexican city bans bullfighting.
Cycling in Vancouver just got a little more wild.
This monumental dousing has been called Europe's worst flood since the Middle Ages.
Hundreds of glowing, pendulous prophylactics liven up a drab square in Madrid.
The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.
"There could be rotting flesh and feces on a mattress," says photographer Amanda Durbin, "and I'd still snap a photo before I called the authorities."
Also, Brazil deploys an energy-generating toilet and Britain scares the hell out of potential drunk drivers.
Demolition crews exploded the tallest building on Governors Island this weekend to make way for new parkland.
Oh, the (non) horror!
Thomas Savage would like to dot the English coast with beach inns filled with migrating birds.
Because it's their fault that married men cheat on their wives, the reasoning goes.