Why the Streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam Look So Different From Ours

By seizing a historical moment, ordinary Danish and Dutch citizens were able to change the course of development in their urban centers.


In Paris, a Car Tries To Ride the Metro

Perhaps it wanted to go green.


Study of the Day: Bad Street Design Disproportionately Hurts the Poor

Residents in low-income areas are more likely to get injured out on the road, according to researchers.


Chinese Woman Swallowed by Sudden Hole in the Sidewalk

China's hungry infrastructure claims yet another victim.

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The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.


In Berlin, a Parade of Protest Taxis

At the city's new airport, which opens in June, drivers are expected to pay a higher fee.


China's New Super-High, Super-Long Suspension Bridge: Not Recommended for Vertigo Sufferers

In the realm of tall bridges, Aizhai takes first place as the world's longest.


Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.

Hangover Heaven

This Las Vegas Bus Will Cure Your Hangover (Allegedly)

The doctor behind Hangover Heaven promises his IV treatment will erase your worst hangover in as little as 45 minutes.

Nate Berg

Bike Sharing Is Coming to Los Angeles

The spread-out city will implement a privately-funded, 4,000-bike system later this year.

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A Data-Driven Case for Walkability

These statistics offer fresh insights into the importance of walking.


Seeking Pedestrian Advocates in L.A., Where People Actually Do Walk

An advocacy group is growing as the city prepares to pay more attention to its walkers.


Don't Drive in Malaysia

The southeast Asian country has become a hotbed of road deaths.


More on Airports' Proximity to Downtowns

Here's a complete listing of the distance between airports and cities.


Where You Live Could Make Your Kids Fat

A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.


What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.


Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.


An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.