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The People You Meet On the Greyhound: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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The Case Against Drive-Throughs

Minneapolis is thinking about nixing these consumer-friendly byways. More cities should follow suit.

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A Secret Bedroom Was Just Discovered in the Berlin Subway

The source of the photos leaked to the media remains a mystery.

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Dogs Now Ride for Free on the Madrid Metro

Not all European subway systems are so generous to the four-legged.

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U.S. DOT

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.

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Inside Hyperloop's Lab

A reality-based tour of California’s most fantastical infrastructure concept.

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Placemeter

Watch New Yorkers Hurry Across Union Square in Real-Time

Placemeter’s live map tracks pedestrian and bike activity in one of the city’s busy intersections.

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Coming Soon to France: Hundreds of Miles of Solar-Powered Roads

Thin panels installed on existing roads could be used to power streetlights and homes within five years.

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Rating Europe's Most and Least Happy Cities

Start packing your bags for Oslo.

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Beijing, Without the People

China’s capital looked a lot emptier than usual on Sunday.

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A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns

We’ve always been pretty bad at being nice in transit.

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Subspotting

A Lovely Map of Phone Reception in the New York Subway

Its creators probed the MTA’s 660 miles of track with a prototype data logger.

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REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How to Stay Calm on Public Transit

Even in a crisis, it doesn’t pay to freak out.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti 'Slow Jams' a Freeway Closure, and It's Pretty Great

“The 101 Freeway east of downtown will take a break for 40 hours of R&R ... and R&B.”

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Can Removing Centerlines Make Roads Safer?

When it comes to road markings, some experts say less is more.

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London's Mayor: Huge Tunnels Will Solve Our Congestion Problem

The city ponders its own version of the Big Dig.

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Mission Bicycle Company / Flickr

Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.

Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful

That said, the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront connector is far from perfect.

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The Secret Life of Stuff We Lose on Subways

A tale of underground lost and found.