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Bridj

The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?

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YouTube/FightMe

A High-Flying, Daredevil Tribute to the Boris Bike

Trick riders take a vertiginous journey high above the streets of London.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Ride-Hailing Apps Are Calling Cities on Their Bluffs

Transportation network companies have nothing to lose by challenging official threats against their drivers.

Wiki Commons via Vladislav Bezrukov and Heinrich Hoffmann

How Highway Construction Helped Hitler Rise to Power

Opposition to the Nazi regime declined near the Autobahn faster than everywhere else.

Videos
Streetfilms

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

"It's very hard for people to realize ... but this is the result of planning."

Flickr user Mustafa Khayat

How to Make Mass Transit Financially Sustainable Once and for All

The seven-part case for operating public transportation as a public utility.

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What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?

Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don't give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place. 

Maps
Strava

Where in the World People Are Exercising

Marvel at these global heat maps of popular cycling and running routes.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

Project Connect

Austin Wants to Build a Light Rail-Streetcar Hybrid

Austin Urban Rail couples the best part of streetcar and light-rail transit to connect urban and suburban commuters.

Reuters

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities. 

Flickr user Steven Vance

Protected Bike Lanes Aren't Just Safer, They Can Also Increase Cycling

10 percent of new riders on recently constructed protected lanes switched from other modes.

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The Streetcar-Minus-Streetcar Plan Worked for D.C.

Should D.C. finish its streetcar system if the growth it promised arrived before the trains did?

Videos
Aaron Cassara

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

Google

Will Self-Driving Cars Have Road Rage?

Technically they could. But in a driverless world we probably won't want them to.

Flickr user MTAPhotos

5 Crucial Principles for 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow's mega-trends means rethinking today's infrastructure.

Navigator
Reuters

The Real Rules of Engagement on the Subways of Europe

This summer travel season, don't forget that metro etiquette varies widely between cities. 

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Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?

In an initial study, researchers found a large disparity.