John Metcalfe

Luz Interruptus

Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.

BART

How BART Finally Decided to Replace Its Bacteria-Covered, Gross Old Seats

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is deploying vinyl seats that don't cough up clouds of filth when smacked, like the wool ones do.

Nick Wiebe/Wikipedia

Shoes Over Telephone Wires: This Probably Doesn't Explain It

Chicago residents are scratching their heads over this age-old mystery.

Massiv

Could This Be the World's Weirdest Pedestrian Bridge?

The designers of this proposed Amsterdam river bridge get a little too whimsical for their own good.

Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

City of Philadelphia

Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

Florian Rivière

A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.

Sheboygan's Odd, Addictive Police Scanner Chatter

@Sheboyganscan posts shocking, head-scratching and zen tweets from the Wisconsin city's police scanner.

júbilo·haku/Flickr

This Week in Bans: Miniskirts Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.

Konstantin Dimopoulos

Blue Trees Heading to Seattle

An Australian artist hopes to get people thinking about deforestation by using the "powerful stimulant" of the color blue.

rommy ghaly

Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

Hadley1978/Wikipedia

The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Shweeb

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

Discovery Channel

The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

There Will Be No Public Hangings in This North Dakota Town

The mayor of Medora, Doug Ellison, explains his decision to drop the idea for fake executions.

Everything You Want to Know About the Demolition of Orlando's Amway Arena

Fun facts from Sunday's massive implosion of the O-Rena, erstwhile home to the Magic.

Irene Posch

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.

Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

Shutterstock

This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.