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Reuters

In Cairo, Widespread Sexual Harassment Is Also Making Traffic Congestion Worse

"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."

Maps
MIT Media Lab

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

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The Last Commuter Rail Bar Cars in the U.S. Are About to Go Off-Line

The few left on New York's Metro-North line will be taken out of service this week. 

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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The Rise of Bicycling in Smaller and Midsize U.S. Cities

In part, it's because the roads are less stressful for riders. 

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Gay Men Living in 'Gayborhoods' Travel Shorter Distances Than the Average Person

A new study tracks the link between living in "neighborhoods of affinity" and urban mobility.

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The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

Amy Dunckel-Graglia

The Gray Area in 'Pink' Transportation

Women-only taxis and buses can help female travelers feel safer. But are they also delaying gender equality?

Reuters

The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

Two words: tax carbon.

Ryan Schude

Whimsical Portraits of People and Their Cars

Catching up with the man fascinated by the relationship between humans and their personal vehicles.

Videos

Even in 1932, Copenhagen Was a Cyclist's Paradise

Wonder-struck newscasters marvel at the city's throngs of riders and "special cyclist roads."

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A Charming Glimpse at Morning Commutes Around the World

One architecture firm asked its employees to film what they see while heading to work. 

A New Map Gives New Yorkers the Power to Report Traffic Hazards

Used well, it could serve as a powerful example of a city's ability to mine the collective knowledge of its residents for good.

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The Neuroscience of Car Dependence

Why the brain has such a hard time considering all travel options.

Reuters

The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The ride-hailing company faces legal challenges across the continent.

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How E-ZPass Lanes Could Make Premature Births Less Common

The automated tolls cut down on air pollution, which in turn improves the health of pregnant women.

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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.

Videos

Bike Polo Is a Lot More Violent Than You Might Imagine

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

Maps
Isoscope

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

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