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What If You Could Choose Between the Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?

In the future, GPS directions may not always be destination-driven.

MTA

NYC Can't Afford to Build the Second Avenue Subway, and It Can't Afford Not To

The city is paying a steep price to build the much-needed new line, and will pay a steeper one if it fails to finish.

Kevin Harber/Flickr

The Many Languages of Transit Platform Signs

There's no one way to show riders the way, but some are better than others.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Larry McCombs/Flickr

The U.S. Has Quietly Made Some Remarkable Advances in Fuel-Efficiency

Standards developed over the past decade offer reasons for optimism.

Retronaut/Library of Congress

On This Day in 1910, New York's Monorail Suffered a Grievous Wreck

A sad tale of extremely poor transportation planning.

Associated Press

Massive Subway Derailment in Moscow Causes Multiple Deaths and Injuries

Several Metro cars jumped their tracks Tuesday morning, killing 21 and injuring at least 160 people.

Kriston Capps

Six Guesses About Those Car2Go Black Cards

Feeling entitled by your new car2go black card? That's only one of the hypothetical benefits.

Adam Fagen/Flickr

How Low-Income Commuters View Cycling

Three policy lessons for cities trying to achieve more transport equity.

When Los Angeles' Blue Line Was New

Celebrate its 24th birthday with a 1990 video touting "a promise delivered." And a talking owl named Travis.

Videos
Streetfilms

How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.

Google

Airbus Wants to Patent a Way to Guarantee You Even Less Legroom

More people would fit on a plane if they would sit on hinged bike saddles.

Flickr user Mr.TinDC

Why Higher Fares Would Be Good for Public Transit

If transit is really to thrive in the United States, agencies need to reconsider their reliance on taxpayer subsidies.

Ville Miettinen/Flickr

Helsinki's Vision for Ending Car Ownership: Best #CityReads of the Week

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

Photos
Travis Huggett

Photographing New Yorkers on the Bus

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

a loves dc/Flickr

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.

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.