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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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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.

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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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Why Public Transit Is Not Living Up to Its Social Contract

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

Cruise Automation

This Gadget Allows Regular Cars to (Almost) Drive Themselves

While several car manufacturers (and Google) are working on building autonomous cars, a startup is looking for another way to go driverless.

Taras Grescoe

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

But the key question remains: Will metro residents give up their cars?

NRK

You Can Now Ride on a Train While Flying on a Plane

British Airways has revealed the Turducken of in-flight entertainment. 

Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

London's Pervasive Surveillance Can Now Help You Find a Bus Seat

No longer will you climb up the stairs on a busy bus only to sheepishly lurch back down when you discover that all the seats are taken.

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A Therapy Created to Treat Addiction Is Being Used to Reduce Car Reliance

U.K. transport firm Steer Davies Gleave takes "motivational interviewing" door to door.

Reuters/Richard Clement

Drivers, Cyclists, and the Law: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities

And get an estimate of how much each line would cost to run.