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The Hidden Cost of Africa's Air Traffic Boom

New routes are springing up across the continent. Is this a good thing for Africans?

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What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

In Toronto, a Major Victory for Light Rail

The city council just defeated an effort to build subways out of the city. What's next?

Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

Videos

Disturbing Video of the Day: Cloud of Filth Emanates from Bus Seat

Still want to sit in cloth-backed bus seats?

Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.

The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 2

A look at five more city-infringing freeways targeted for much-needed demolition.

San Francisco Tops the Nation in Parking Meter Fines

Only New York City has comparatively expensive tickets for parking at an expired meter.

Why Women-Only Transit Options Have Caught On

In Japan, groping on crowded trains is so common, young women seek refuge in cars where men aren't allowed.

Congress Is Toying With the Future of Mass Transit

A proposal to eliminate a share of the federal gas tax dedicated to public transportation would devastate urban mobility.

The Oz of Los Angeles Traffic Lights

How the city controls its traffic system, then and now.

Portlander Designs Electric, Boxy Scooter of the Future

For those who love riding around town on what looks like a ridiculously large iPod, there is the BOXX.

Videos

'Taking Back the Town From the Automobile'

A clever idea for reclaiming the suburbs from endless driving.

What Taxis Add to Public Transit

Cabs don't have to compete with buses and subways - they can complement them.