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Impossible Technology

Presenting the World's Tiniest E-Bike

The "Impossible" electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack, and makes riders look only slightly like a bear doing a circus trick.

Dust Mites Travel the World the Same Way We All Do—On Commercial Flights

The allergy-causing organisms commonly latch on to our luggage, clothes, and (gag) food.

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A Booming North Carolina County Presses Reset on Transit Planning

It’s too early to talk specifics, but Wake County knows it needs a strong long-range plan to be regionally competitive.

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5 Parking Innovations Every City Should Adopt

From pay-by-plate kiosks to pollution surcharges to length-based fees.

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It Turns Out That Millennials Do Drive

In many metros, young people today commute by car as often as they did in 1980.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Delhi's Government Just Found Out What Uber Is—Then Banned It

After a reported rape by an Uber driver in Delhi, police and transportation authorities had to search the Internet to understand the rideshare service, which has operated in the city since September 2013.

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Could Your Local Bike Shop Serve Women Better?

It definitely could. And a survey from Women Bike hopes to discern best practices for attracting and retaining female customers.

Urban Land Conservancy

Part Land Bank, Part Community-Focused Credit Line

Denver's Urban Land Conservancy aims to put transit-oriented development to work for the greater good.

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The Way Congress Has Funded Transportation Since 2008 Is Not Entirely Legal

Transfers from the general treasury into the Highway Trust Fund violate a 1974 budget act.

Road sign, “East 66 / West 66,” Williams, Arizona, circa 1970s. (Collection of Steve Rider)

The End of America's Love Affair With Route 66

For a brief time in American tourism, travel was about the journey. Here's how it came to be about the destination.

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Everyone Should Get Pre-Check Status at the Airport

Premium airport "pre-screening" doesn't make the rest of the line move any faster, and chips away at a chance at real security reform.

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AP/Natacha Pisarenko

South America's First Subway Turns 101

Buenos Aires' oldest subways cars didn't quite make it to 100 years in service. State and city officials hope to give new life to the retired La Brugeoise cars soon.

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After a Series of Failures, This Is How Vancouver Finally Built a Controversial Bike Lane

The Burrard Street Bridge is a case study in pushing a difficult policy.

AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Actually, the 'Ladies Compartment' in the Delhi Metro Isn't Such a Bad Idea

It makes that first step outside a little bit easier.

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The Secret History of Cars Begins With Bicycles

Politically powerful 19th-century cyclists created road infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe—and many of them went on to lead the fledgling automobile industry.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New York City's resilience.

Flickr/Boston Public Library

When People Looked Forward to Eating Airport Food

Believe it or not, Americans used to go to the airport just for eats and giggles.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.