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The Challenge of Selling Bike-Share in a Hilly City

Lisbon can be hard to navigate on two wheels. But the city is launching a bike system anyway.

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San Francisco Is Going to Charge the Google Bus to Use Its Bus Stops

The city reaches a pilot agreement with tech companies operating the controversial private transportation networks.

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This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.

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Your In-Car Navigation System Is Already Watching You

A GAO report finds that consumers may not know all the privacy risks that come with GPS tracking.

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U.S. Cities Haven't Given Up on Selling Naming Rights for Transit Stations

Despite only a handful successful deals nationwide, Boston is trying again.

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The Polar Vortex's Latest Victims: Amtrak Passengers

The train ride from hell.

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

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Europe's Most Congested City Contemplates Going Car-Free

A new mayor in Brussels wants to turn a central axis into a pedestrian-only zone.

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Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

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How a Pothole Repair Crew Helped Land a Plane on a Bronx Highway

Quick thinking repairmen blocked traffic when they noticed a small aircraft in distress.

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Have We Reached Peak Road?

Paved mileage seems to have leveled off between 2008 and 2011.

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A D.C. Bus That's 7 Minutes Late Is Still Technically 'On Time'

More proof that 'on-time' performance metrics don't actually tell us very much.

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The Scientific Odds That Using a Cell Phone Will Make You a Bad Driver

Some impressively specific data.

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In Stockholm, a Proposal to Make Snow Plowing Priorities Better for Women

One politician wants the city to prioritize sidewalks, public transportation, and areas around day care centers.

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This Functioning Pickup Truck Is Carved From 11,000 Pounds of Ice

And can drive at least a mile.

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The Dramatic Makeover of New York's Streets Under Bloomberg

Car-choked areas transformed.

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Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

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Russia's Terror Attacks Don't Mean We Should Treat Mass Transit Like Airports

City buses and trains are vulnerable to terrorists, but trying to make them safer would ruin them.