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The L.A. Dodgers Are Named After Terrified Brooklyn Pedestrians

The history of the "Trolley Dodgers" reminds us city streets once belonged to people.

The Minimalist Art of Airport Runways

The most functional part of airport design gets turned into stark yet elegant art in a new poster series.

Maps

The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."

The Sochi Light Rail Is the Most Epic Failure in Olympic History

Russian oligarchs who helped finance the most expensive Olympics in history are shedding their shares of the line, leaving it barely running.

6 Reasons New York's Latest Traffic Pricing Plan Will Succeed

The growing Move NY coalition has released its final plan—and it has signs of a winner.

Photos

Beijing Has Turned Into a Beautiful Ghost Town for Chinese New Year

Witness the largest annual human migration.

The New, Everyday Fiery Train Crash

A derailed crude-oil shipment in West Virginia is the latest terrifying accident—despite new federal regulations and reputedly safer tanker cars.

A New Index to Measure Sprawl Gives High Marks to Los Angeles

L.A. is the least sprawling metro area in the country, according to this analysis, besting New York and San Francisco.

A Hands-Free, Self-Cleaning Bathroom for Transit Stations

Has the "public restroom of the future" arrived in Atlanta?

How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets

Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.

CityFixer

America's Infrastructure Crisis Is Really a Maintenance Crisis

Here's what we can do about it.

The Science of Road Rage

Psychologists still don't fully understand driving-related violence. But technology and improved transit infrastructure offer solutions to minimize it.

Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

Please Let China's New Fare Card Be a Slap Bracelet

Here's hoping the 1990s are back!

Maps

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

Taking Cyclists Off Roads Is No Way to Improve Transit

London's obsession with flashy "magpie infrastructure" solutions is short-sighted.

Videos

This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?

CityFixer

The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.