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With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

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Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon?

Shocker: This plan comes with a healthy dose of controversy.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

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The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

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El Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy

Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.

Michael Clark

Route 66 by Bicycle: The Complete Guide

The Adventure Cycling Association has just put out six detailed maps and brochures for cyclists planning to tackle the historic highway.

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The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality

The U.S. House passed a bill that would allow train passengers to carry-on cats and dogs.

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Toward a Simple and Universal Law of Pedestrian Behavior

Our sidewalk interactions are "fundamentally anticipatory in nature," according to scientists.

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Are Taxis Safer Than Uber?

Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.

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The One Chart That Explains All Your Traffic Woes

When we build more roads, we invite more cars.

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John Oliver's Solution to America's Infrastructure Crisis

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the host suggests Hollywood might be able to help.

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This Aspiring Urban Planner Is Making Waves in Florida

Most 15-year-olds don’t spend their spare time studying walkability and public housing. Dylan Gentile is not most 15-year-olds.

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These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.

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The Best of City Makers

Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.

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Teaching Driverless Cars to Fit Your Human Driving Style

After all, not everyone takes an off-ramp the same way.

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Cyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'

The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.

11 Historical Maps and Charts That Explain the Birth of Amtrak

One classic memo even scores various routes on "presidential risk of blame for killing RR passenger service."

Walk [Your City]

DIY Wayfinding Signs Are About to Go Mainstream

The Knight Foundation has announced it will fund a large-scale expansion of Matt Tomasulo's 2012 "WalkRaleigh" project.