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Why Gas-Station Restaurants Are Great for Suburbs

A new crop of restaurants in gas stations, like Seoul Food D.C., will help suburbs grow into more authentic urban places.

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The 10 Biggest Factors Changing Millennial Driving Habits

A chart-filled data dive on one of mobility's most important trends.

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This Dutch City Built a Glowing 'Van Gogh' Bike Path for Psychedelic Cyclists

The luminescent path is modeled after the painter's "The Starry Night."

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Ignacio Evangelista

Photographing Europe's Abandoned Border Crossings

After nearly 20 years of passport-free travel in parts of Western and Central Europe, many former checkpoints resemble ghost towns.

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Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.

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Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.

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Helping to End Africa's AIDS Crisis—on Motorcycles

Health workers in Malawi are using the power of two wheels to reach HIV patients living in remote areas.

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Why There Will Always Be Room on the Road for Skilled Taxi Drivers

GPS and e-hailing apps like Uber don't have mean the end of professional cabbies.

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On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.

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This Guy Has a Rocket-Powered Bike, and You Don't

François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."

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Why Traffic Jams in Big Cities Are a Problem for Small Towns, Too

Congestion in major metro areas leads to freight backups across the country.

Is This the Oldest-Ever 3D Map of Transit Ridership?

The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.

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The Economic Case for a New Chicago Area Trail

Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.

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Car Emissions vs. Car Crashes: Which One's Deadlier?

The answer actually surprised us.

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The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.

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How Transit Measures Fared on 2014 Midterm Ballots

It wasn't a great night, but it was far from a total loss.

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Thailand's Sky Lanterns Are Beautiful, But Incredibly Dangerous For Airplanes

The Loi Krathong holiday could turn deadly if paper lanterns lit with fuel get sucked into jet engines.

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Kyoto Can Teach the D.C. Metro a Lesson About Express Tracks

Some of Japan's best rail is fast, flexible—and doesn't use express tracks. D.C.'s Silver Line doesn't need them, either.