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Mark Evans

Watch Colorful Bursts of Commuters From Each U.S. County

A new visualization makes daily work travels look fun.

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Ryann Ford, "The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside," published by powerHouse Books.

The Fading Glory of America's Highway Rest Stops

A new photography book dollops heavy nostalgia on a disappearing roadside feature.

Elaine Thompson/AP

Boston Bans 'Self-Combusting' Hoverboards From Transit

MBTA says the devices are included in rules prohibiting “articles of an inflammable or explosive nature.”

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Can China's Futuristic 'Straddling Bus' Finally Become a Reality?

First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb air pollution.

Flickr/Nikos Koutoulas

The Rise of 'Rough Sleep' on London's Night Buses: 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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AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

This 84-Year-Old Rail Lover Is Pretty Thrilled About L.A.'s Expo Line Extension

Alan Weeks was there when the Red Cars stopped running. “Nobody ever thought we’d see it come back,” he says in a short film.

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Moleskine

The Undervalued Simplicity of Bob Noorda's Vision for Milan's Metro

Transit officials haven’t given his first metro project the respect it deserved.

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Streetpress

Paris Rents, Mapped by Metro Station

Want something cheap(er)? Then go east.

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Austin's Post-Uber Plan: Break Up the Taxi Cartel

Uber and Lyft have pulled out of the city, but a new proposal to deregulate taxis could change what kind of rides Austinites take.

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

How the D.C. Metro's Service Cuts Will Affect Low-Income Riders

Those with few options besides public transit need extra consideration.

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Mark Byrnes, Flickr/Jason Lawrence, Paul Sullivan, NYbuspics

How to Clean Up the Dirtiest Vehicles on the Road

Personal cars get most of the attention, but trucks and buses are long overdue for an efficiency upgrade.

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REUTERS/Seth Wenig

Nail-Biting Livestreams of New York City Bike Commutes

Intrepid cyclists are taking to the streets with GoPros to show the uninitiated an all-too-real slice of their experience.

AP Photo/Richard Drew

The Hidden Cost of 'Road Fares'

Congestion pricing may reduce traffic, but that benefit can be offset by a loss in productivity in a city’s central business district.

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Paris Museums Are Papering a Subway Station With Cheeky Recreations of Famous Art

A new campaign aims to help infrequent museum goers feel more inclined to pay a visit.

Mariah Morales

A Cyclist Is Setting Out to Prove You Can Travel Around the U.S. by Bike and Rail

Elena Studier’s 38-day trip will highlight the importance of integrated, multi-modal transportation.

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Bicycle Stress Map

Mapping How Stressful Streets Can Limit Cycling

Montgomery County, Maryland, is using traffic-stress data to determine how biking comfort affects connectivity.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Pictures

Switzerland Is Opening the World's Longest-Ever Rail Tunnel

It will ultimately become part of a faster network streamlining rail travel across Europe.

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Sam Polcer

Portraits of Stylish Cyclists and Their Beloved Bikes

Sam Polcer’s portraits celebrate cool riders around the world.

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

How Badly Do New York City Subway Riders Actually Behave?

A new study finds manspreading and door-blocking are legitimate issues. Eating and pole-hogging, not so much.