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Travis Huggett

Photographing New Yorkers on the Bus

Travis Huggett waits at bus stops and red lights to artfully capture MTA passengers at night.

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Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success

Much of the recent nastiness is really a symptom of driver frustration with a changing environment.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Would You Ride a Bicycle Across Europe's 2nd Longest Bridge?

Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Courtesy of TransLink

Transportation Projects Don't Need to Take as Long as They Do

Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.

Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Car Insurance Companies Want to Track Your Every Move—and You're Going to Let Them

The future of the average insured driver lies in telematics. 

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Todd Lappin/Flickr

Hey, Congress, Oregon Has Your Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Right Here

The state has released a brief policy history of its pay-per-mile program.

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Transit Projects Are About to Get Much, Much Easier in California

The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan Wants a $90 Billion Floating Train for Commuters Who May Not Exist

The line would connect Tokyo and Osaka, two urban centers heading into dramatic population decline. 

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Chuck Gomez/Amtrak

Give Me Bike-Share Reciprocity or Give Me Bike Racks

The more cities that adopt bike-share systems, the plainer the need for coordination between them.

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

We Need to Think Bigger About Transit-Oriented Development

The growing popularity of bike-share represents a shift toward embracing shared-transport networks. But there's a much larger picture to consider.

Human

This Exercise App Tracks Trends on How We Move In Different Cities

The developers of Human have complied user data into stunning visualizations that show how and where we get around.

Shutterstock/Anshar

An Ode to London's Rowdy, Reliable Night Buses

A private car service has released hilarious commercials making the city's after-hours transit look unruly. But that's exactly its enduring appeal. 

Steven Vance

The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights

A Copenhagen urban-biking staple finds its way to Chicago.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The U.S. Is Heading Over the Transportation Cliff

The DOT plans emergency procedures to save the Highway Trust Fund, which will go bust in August if Congress doesn't take action.

Courtesy of Nice Ride Minnesota

This Really Might Be the Nicest Bike-Share System in the United States

A Twin Cities-based service based on Minnesota values is embraced by an unexpectedly robust marketplace.

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Flickr user gnatallica

5 Lessons U.S. Transit Systems Should Learn from London

At the top of the list: Get people on board with annual fare increases.

Library of Congress

How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women's Rights

The technology craze of the 1890s meant fashion freedom and transportation independence.

Flickr user noise64

Why Public Transit Is Not Living Up to Its Social Contract

Too many agencies favor suburban commuters over inner-city riders.