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Why Bus Rapid Transit Is Particularly Good for Developing Countries

In places like Istanbul and Mexico City, BRT is cleaning the air and saving commute time.

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Australia's First Filmed Traffic Accident, Circa 1905

Lesson: Always look both ways when egressing from the steam-biscuit factory.

AP

Across the 50 States, a Big Disparity in Road Safety

States with the toughest driving laws see far fewer traffic fatalities.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Maps

A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

Reuters

Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?

What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?

Flickr/Zolk, JoeThePhotog

San Antonio Can't Decide If It's Building Streetcars or Light Rail

The city is locked in a bewildering debate, with transit funding at stake.

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One Easy Way to Make Public Bus Service Cheaper and Greener

Let U.S. transit agencies buy the vehicles from abroad.

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New York City's Subway Matchmaking Service Is Hiring 'Cupids'

Get paid to scope out eligible singles on the train.

ITDP

The World's Top 7 Bike-Share Systems

And how to make your city a contender.

Reuters

Is It Stealing if You Charge Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet?

One man was jailed for topping his car off at the local middle school.

Reuters

Building a Bike Culture in a City That Gets 88 Inches of Snow a Year

In Ottawa, getting wintertime cycling to take hold is a work in progress.

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The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Several may surprise you.

Reuters

The Genius Ways Beijing Drivers Get Around the City's License Plate Lottery

It just got even harder for car owners to get a coveted plate. But there are clever ways to skirt the system.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

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Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars

The city's new master plan lays out a sharp turn back toward a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city.

Graham Coreil-Allen/Flickr

Baltimore's Got Some Playful New 'Hopscotch Crosswalks'

And also ones that look like zippers.

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What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City

The surprising ways size and shape can impact a place's economic productivity and walkability.

Daniel Gould / Cycling Weekly

Following a Spate of Deaths, London Cyclists Get Militant

Five bicyclists were killed on the city's streets in November alone, leading to a dramatic protest Friday.