Sarah Goodyear

Reuters

Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.

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A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care

Sprawl correlates with higher rates of obesity, traffic fatalities, ozone pollution, and lack of social capital.

Perez Architects

In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height

A plan to construct multi-unit buildings 7 stories tall has led to a battle in New Orleans.

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New York Doormen Assert Their Right to Live in the City Where They Work

Employees say that to afford a home in the city, they need a raise.

Ben Bolte

The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.

Reuters

Mapping the Imbalances of New York's Popular, Troubled Bike-Share

Empty and full stations abound in this cash-strapped system.

Reuters

North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.

Liz Patek/Right of Way

A DIY Approach to Slowing a City's Cars

Inside one New York group's campaign to lower speed limits from 30 to a much safer 20.

Twitter/@ColinKerrigan

We're Shamefully Bad at Protecting Pedestrians at Events Like SXSW

A few thousand dollars worth of steel bollards might have prevented last night's mayhem.

Reuters

We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

Bryce Hall/Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

A Big Legal Blow to the Rails-to-Trails Movement

How a U.S. Supreme Court decision could endanger thousands of America's recreational trails.

DeadPedalNY

The Big City Bike Parking Negative Feedback Loop

Too often, racks are taken up by the carcasses of bikes that have long been abandoned.

Cute Alert: A Seal Hits Rockaway Beach

We may have the Polar Vortex to thank for its adorable appearance on the shores of Queens.

CNN

A Compelling New Documentary Series About Today's Chicago

CNN's Chicagoland manages to capture the drama of running a city.

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Mississippi College Towns Are Leading the Fight for Gay Rights

Even as the state considers discriminatory legislation, places like Starkville and Oxford are passing "inclusivity resolutions."

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Bike-Share Hits Yet Another Snag in Portland, Oregon

The city planned to unveil its $4 million program in 2014. But Bixi's bankruptcy has officials reconsidering.

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.

Copenhagenize Design Company

A Clever Cargo-Bike Parking Solution

They make city-living much easier, but are a pain to park. Now, Copenhagenize Design Company might have a fix.