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A Practical Guide to Puking in Public

4 things to consider when you're pretty sure you might vomit on your way home.

Designers Morph Bikes and Cars into Green Frankenvehicles

These human-powered jalopies invoke the fantastical vision of Buckminster Fuller.

Bike-Share Could Be 'A Much More Integrated Platform,' Says Bike-Share CEO

Alta Bicycle Share, the nation's biggest bike-share company, just changed its name to Motivate. We chatted with CEO Jay Walder about his plans for the future.

What Caused D.C.'s Deadly Metro Incident?

A preliminary cause has been identified, but many questions remain.

CityFixer

Just Because You Can't Find a Place to Park Doesn't Mean There Aren't Way Too Many Parking Spots

A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.

The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered

The U.K. is testing a cleaner, quieter electric rail line that doesn't require power lines.

Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

Why a 10-Minute Commercial Flight Isn't As Dumb As It Might Sound

A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling.

Videos

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

A Death on the D.C. Metro

An investigation into Monday's incident needs to be completed, but Washington area commuters have plenty of reasons to be outraged by their transit agency.  

Videos

Around the World in Four Minutes

A whirlwind time-lapse tour, spanning from Mexico to New Zealand.

London's Main Airports Are Busier Than Ever

Are they becoming victims of their own success?

Maps

Meet the Explorer Solving the Mysteries of Google Maps

A French multimedia artist invites your web-map queries with the promise to (eventually) provide a real-world answer.

CityFixer

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.

Portland's Messy Breakup With Its Airport Carpet

Is it turquoise? Is it teal? Whichever it is, Portlanders have strong feelings about PDX's beloved—and soon-to-go—carpet.

Why One Florida City Reversed Its Road Diet

As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

Photos

A Look Inside Kathmandu's Women-Only Bus Service

The service debuted this week. For now, most of the drivers and conductors are still men.