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A New Strategy in NYC's War on Rats

Mayor de Blasio announces a $3 million assault on the city's ever-present vermin.

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Houston's Urban Interstate Debate: Transform, or Tear Down?

Some locals want their own High Line; others want a fresh start.

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Songs About Your City, Mapped

Music about your metro is a click away.

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This Tiny Electric Motor Gives Your Bike a Sneaky Boost

The Vivax Assist is perfect for folks who want to (secretly) convert to an e-bike.

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What 2 Battles Over Pedestrian Rights Say About L.A.'s Walkability

As the city becomes more foot-friendly, some car-centric habits die hard.

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Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.


San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes

The idea is to keep motorists out of cycling space.


What Should Be Done About Jerks Stealing Disabled Parking Spots?

Short term: Have holograms of people with disabilities pop up. Long term: Let's rethink parking entirely.


Can This Ad Convince You to Change the Way You Drive?

New York's Vision Zero program targets reckless driving with a pair of jarring new public service campaigns.


Could an Old Design Create a Safer Central Park?

A new organization says that restoring the park's historic arches would result in fewer collisions between pedestrians and cyclists.

Is New York Quietly Changing Its Subway Station Lettering?

New photos of the 2nd Avenue line suggest a pretty bold change in station tile style.

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A 3-Part Plan to Rebuild New York's Old Penn Station

It would rectify "one of the greatest civic blunders ever committed."


The Hardest-Working Bike in Washington, D.C.: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.


An Interview With Wanksy, Penis Doodler and Pothole Avenger

How an English construction worker is fighting for better road infrastructure by scribbling on the streets like a third-grader.

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Uber India's Updated SOS Button Puts Riders In Instant Communication With Police

Will the new feature keep passengers safer?

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7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis

Perhaps the biggest win: no more on-street parking.

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Why Great Transit Is Worth Loads of Money to Local Businesses

Reliable buses cut down on employee turnover—dramatically.


Vandals Built a Brick Wall in the Door of This German Train

It's like the commuter version of The Cask of Amontillado.