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The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and "networked livable communities" has arrived.

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Bike Polo Is a Lot More Violent Than You Might Imagine

A buffet of body checking, face plants, and butt-on-head brutality.

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A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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The True Future of Transportation Has Two Big Barriers to Entry

Open data and smart devices will be the cornerstones of tomorrow's urban mobility.

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The Strange Case of a Brooklyn Warehouse Full of Thousands of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

One family's struggle to obtain evidence in the death of their son raises a number of questions. 

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The Easy Way to Fix Your City's Transportation System

It comes down to carrots and sticks.

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Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials

Peer-to-peer ride companies like Lyft and UberX can expand limited transportation options for the elderly.

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The Key to Saving the U.S. Transportation Program

Cities and towns need more power over federal funds.

Tearing Down an Urban Highway Can Give Rise to a Whole New City

Three major flaws with the idea that most city interstates are here to stay.

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When Does a Cycling Boom Go Wrong? When Everyone Rides on the Sidewalk

In Santiago de Chile, a failure to accommodate all the new bikes on the road has led to a dangerous situation for pedestrians.

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Nashville's Revised BRT Isn't Actually BRT at All

Without dedicated center lanes, the Amp project needs a new title.

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Why UberX Will Win in the End

Transportation network companies mirror early 20th century jitneys — except this time they'll survive.

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These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is

A survey of Montreal riders finds that half of all active cyclists have their bikes stolen, and only 2.4 percent are recovered.

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London's Bike-Share Program Unwittingly Revealed Its Cyclists' Movements for the World to See

When open data is too open.

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Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Women cyclists share their stories. 

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How Disney Imagined the American Highway of the Future, 50 Years Ago

A delightful throwback.

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One Man's Quest to Make Business Travel a Lot Less Awful

The sharing economy meets office space with Breather.

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The Bixi Bike-Share Bankruptcy Saga Just Got Even More Interesting

It's looking like Canadian furniture magnate and adventurer Bruno Rodi will step in to save the troubled firm.