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How Your Mode of Travel Shapes Your Mental Map

Active travelers like walkers have a more complete sense of space than passive ones.

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Your Long Commute Is Sapping Your Will to Care About Politics

And it's not because time spent in your car is time you can't spend reading Politico.

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Traveling to School Shouldn't Be This Difficult or Dangerous for Children

Examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Maybe the 'Broken Windows' Strategy Could Cut Down on Traffic Deaths Too

Every 30 hours, a New Yorker is killed in a car crash. With the right approach, the NYPD could help bring that number way down.

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The Evolution of How We Build Airports

The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.

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Wichita's Transit System Is About to Run Out of Money

Without a cash infusion, it'll be broke by 2015. What's Chief Steve Spade to do?

The Case Against Cars in 1 Utterly Entrancing GIF

Dense travel in a dense world makes sense.

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The Evolution of Driving in America

How cars slowly took over our lives, and our transportation options.

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Can Hailing a Ride Really Be About Making Friends Again?

Lyft claims it wants to be more than just a taxi service — it wants to connect people. Is it this generation's version of hitchhiking?

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Despite Financial Concerns, Cities Are Doubling Down on Bike-Share

Revised funding models may eventually be needed, but there's little sign of a lack of commitment in places like Toronto and New York.

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Raising Fares Is Not the Only Way to Fund Public Transportation

Seventeen alternatives, ranked.

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This Alarm Calls Your Phone if Somebody Touches Your Bike

The Bluetooth device also sends alerts to other people near the presumed bicycle thief.

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Take a Peek Inside Starbucks's First Train Car Cafe

In Switzerland, the coffee giant is about to become even more ubiquitous.

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A Super-Tall Tricycle Is Making Its Way Around Vietnam

Best not think about the logistical issues of pedaling it.

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Watch This Video and You May Never Drive the Same Way Again

The parents of a 3-year-old killed while crossing the street speak out against distracted driving.

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A Wonderfully Simplified Map of San Francisco's Bicycle Infrastructure

The city finally has an easy-to-read bicycling map, thanks to the vision of a die-hard local cyclist.

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Selling the Public on Biking, Political-Campaign Style

The perception that biking is unsafe remains a major stumbling block in getting more people to ride.

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A City With No Children

We've made it harder than ever for kids to walk, bike or even play outside and the consequences are dire.