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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.

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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.

Why D.C. Better Hope It Wins the U.S. Olympic Bid

The city is already sticking itself with the worst downsides of hosting the games. At least this way, it would be forced to make crucial improvements.

The 8 Best Jerry Brown Lines from California's High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

A dig at Republican critics, a kind-of dig at martini drinkers, a call for state unity, and more.

Will Shoes One Day Generate Renewable Energy?

These insoles would let wearers produce electricity and feed it into the grid.

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Engage in 'Transit Battle' With the NYC Bus System

Click on your location and see how many minutes you could save by integrating buses into your journey—mapped in vivid color.

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Which Is More Evil: Uber or D.C.'s Old Taxi Zone System?

Uber may not be an ideal ride-hailing solution. But let's remember the unpredictable, shifty days of Washington's unmetered cabs.

Proof that California's Drivers Can't Handle the Rain

Crunching the numbers on L.A.'s wet-weather car wrecks.

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The Los Angeles Rams Loved Public Transit

Journey back to 1975, when the Rams still played in Southern California—and helped promote regional bus service.

No More Winter 'Dibs' on Parking Spots

In Boston's South End, a debate over post-snow parking rights shows that no one should "own" any part of public streets.

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

Why Sweden Has the World's Safest Roads

Sweden has rebuilt roads to prioritize safety over speed.

New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

How I Became an Urban Monster in Just 10 Minutes

A car is often—even usually—the wrong tool for the job in a dense urban setting. And using the wrong tool makes you frustrated and impatient.

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The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.