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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.

Kaid Benfield

The Evolution of Driving in America

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

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

AP

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?

Flickr/Loozrboy

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.

Starbucks

Take a Peek Inside Starbucks's First Train Car Cafe

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

Videos

A Super-Tall Tricycle Is Making Its Way Around Vietnam

Best not think about the logistical issues of pedaling it.

Videos

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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Mat Kladney

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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People for Bikes

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.

Dianne Yee/Flickr

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.

Youtube

Moscow Introduces a Rather Unusual Way to Pay for the Subway: Squats

Thirty can win you one free subway ticket.

Reuters

4 Hard Truths About Transit

Lessons that bear repeating to residents of large cities around the world.

Flickr/David Goehring

The Simplest Way to Get People Biking

Show them how much time they waste using other modes of transportation.

A 'Gateway Drug' for Better Bike Infrastructure

These interlocking tiles can be clicked together, without tools, to form temporary grade-separated cycle tracks.

Reddit

When Letting Someone Take a 30-Minute Subway Nap Is Not the Right Thing to Do

An image of a young man sleeping on a stranger's shoulder has been held up as an act of kindness. Here's why that's wrong.