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Elena Olivo

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

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Dazzling Views From Georgia's Death-Defying Cable Cars

Over a dozen USSR-built cable cars still help the residents of Chiatura get around town.

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How Much Parking Does a High School Really Need?

Probably not 1,000 parking spaces for every 200,000 square-foot school, which is what Mesa, Arizona, allots now.

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Could Bixi's Financial Problems Affect Bike-Share in New York, D.C. and Beyond?

The Montréal company that supplies bicycles and docking stations for major U.S. cities is suffering from major cash flow issues.

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Next Up: Water-Biking to Work?

A radically new way to commute, if you’re up for it.

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How a Law to Save the Sacramento Kings Will Make All California Cities More Livable

An antiquated car-centric planning metric called "level of service" must be reformed by 2014.

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Chris Coleman

This Is What Your Commute Would Look Like If You Had a 3D Scanner

It would be way more beautiful.

Andy Singer

A Cartoonist's Vision of a Car-Free Future

An anti-car, pro-bike manifesto, in drawings.

Rob Walters

The Challenge of Finding Actual People to Photograph in Car-Dependent Omaha

Rob Walter's photographs of Omaha may seem dreary. But he is devoted to his "social, supportive" city.

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Someday Soon You'll Pay for Every Mile You Drive

A small fee based on each mile traveled, with a surcharge during rush-hour and on city roads, may be the optimal road-funding model.

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Car Exhaust Is Confusing Honeybees to Death

Something in diesel fumes is preventing bees from finding their chief source of food, and that's not good for humanity's future.

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Anthony Flint

For Second-Tier European Cities, It's a Race to Go Greener, Faster

A visit to Nantes, the French city that's trying to distinguish itself by practically banning cars.

Would You Like a Bike With That Coffee?

A couple of cafes in the Czech Republic have created their own bare-bones bike-share, proving you don’t have to go big to succeed.

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Should All New Homes Be Pre-Wired to Charge Electric Vehicles?

Palo Alto thinks so.

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Two-Thirds of New York City Voters Say They Want Better Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

When the question is framed in terms of safety, there's plenty of agreement.

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What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

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Stop What You're Doing and Book Your Holiday Flights Right Now

Early October is the best time to book U.S. domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year's.