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When Adding Bike Lanes Actually Reduces Traffic Delays

In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.

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Biking Toward Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Every day, the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan faces ridicule and threats. And still they ride—with their eyes on the 2020 Olympics.

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The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

So why don't cities and transit agencies take more advantage of it?

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Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

David Zax

How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millennials

Get ready for the dashboard selfie.

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A New Penn Station Wing for Amtrak in New York May Be Closer Than We Thought

The second phase of Moynihan Station is nearly funded.

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Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

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People in a Hurry Choose Uber Over Traditional Cabs

In San Francisco, unlike with taxis, people rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a ride service.

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The Memphis Airport Is on a Mission to Become Its Own City

But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.

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Shanghai to San Francisco in Under Two Hours? Don't Hold Your Breath

Chinese scientists say super-fast submarine technology could achieve torpedo speeds for passengers. File this one under fascinating but unlikely. 

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Mobileye Wants to Drive Your Car for You

The software company's self-guided technology can help cars avoid collisions, detect pedestrians, and interpret street signs and traffic lights.

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Balancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor

Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.

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It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers. 

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7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

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There Are Echoes of Ferguson in Detroit

A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers. 

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Mapping Uber's Far-Flung Job Board

Dust off your resume. From L.A. to Sri Lanka, Uber needs help. 

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European Rail Should Learn From Airlines' Price-Slashing Measures

People are willing to forego some comfort and convenience if the price is right.

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How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.