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Drivers, Cyclists, and the Law: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

TransitMix

Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities

And get an estimate of how much each line would cost to run.

AP/Armando Franca

Why Commute Times Don't Change Much Even as a City Grows

Two words: balanced transportation.

Reuters

A Dispatch From the Cutting Edge of TSA Innovation

Officials in charge of airport security are rediscovering the wisdom of a bygone era, when shoes stayed on and liquid didn't have to be put in plastic bags.

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The Big Texas Plan to Copy Japan's High-Speed Rail Success

Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.

Via California High-Speed Rail Authority

California High-Speed Rail Finally Finds the Funding It Needs

A budget deal secures the project 25 percent of cap-and-trade revenue moving forward.

All Aboard Florida

The Triumphant Return of Private U.S. Passenger Rail

Can new train service between Miami and Orlando be a model for the rest of the country?

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Want Your Job to Scare You? Try Studying Distracted Driving

"I'm terrified when I walk," says one researcher. 

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

Michael Barry/Brian Card

Capturing Boston's Subway System in Stunning Detail

What a month's worth of train data can reveal about delays and commute times.

Courtesy Art. Lebedev Studio.

Forget Glow-in-the-Dark Roads—Here's an Interactive Highway

This imagined roadway would update drivers on traffic ahead, alert them to sudden hazards, and instantly change road signs. 

Next Economy
Sophie Quinton

The Neighborhood Development Dreams of the Twin Cities' Newest Light-Rail Line

Civic leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul hope the Green Line will attract billions of dollars in economic growth.

Dublin, Ohio / Crawford Hoying

What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.

Luke MacGregor/Reuters

What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe's All-Out Uberwar

European labor strikes may not win much for traditional taxi drivers—across the Atlantic or in the States.

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The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.

Maps

The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles'

Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.

Flickr/Fairfax County/WDG Architecture

The Colossal Expectations of D.C.'s Newest Metro Line

There's not much riding on the Silver Line except the future of the American suburb as we know it. 

Bridj

The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?