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BMW's Plan to Prevent Electric Cars From Overwhelming the Grid

When electricity demand is high, i3 owners can now delay a charge—for a cash rebate.

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San Francisco's Humble Request to Luxury Developers: Pitch in for Public Transit

A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

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Mapping the Hottest Subway Stations on the Hottest Day in NYC

Underground temperatures can soar as high as 106 degrees.

CityFixer

L.A.'s Bold Plan to Bring Car-Share to the Poor

A new electric vehicle pilot would provide access and savings to those who need it most.

How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

A new study identifies two important street features that draw pedestrians—outside of New York City.

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?

Videos

Watch This Large Man Lift a Car out of a Bike Lane

A new cycling superhero is born.

3 Traits Shared by New York's Most Walkable Streets

Can you say, street-level windows?

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

Videos

L.A.'s Most Ambitious Walking Tour

Who says no one walks in L.A.?

I Like the Bus

There’s something to be said for taking the long way home.

'Bike Autobahns' Could Be Coming to Munich

The new paths would be aimed not at jump-on, jump-off cyclists, but at riders taking longer journeys.

Mass Transit Doesn't Cause Gentrification

A new study of New York City finds that incomes do go up with subway access, but there are other crucial factors at play.

How Well Do Street Murals Help Calm Traffic?

A Canadian city is the latest to try preventing collisions with public art.

This Swingin' Bus Stop Is 'Pittsburgh’s Smallest Jazz Club'

Commuters can now decompress to the beboppin’ sounds of a big band.

Videos

North Carolina's Famed Truck-Scalping Bridge Nears 100 Recorded Crashes

The real number of thunderous accidents is probably much higher.

Sydney Declutters Parking Signs With E-Ink

The solar-powered signs post different restrictions based on the time of day.

New York's Luxury Airport Terminal for Animals Is Bonkers

The ARK will make your experience look sorry by comparison.

Stockholm Is Banning Cars to Promote Green Energy

The city wants its citizens to envision life with fewer cars and more alternate modes of transport.