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The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

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Why Sweden Has the World's Safest Roads

Sweden has rebuilt roads to prioritize safety over speed.

Danny Lyon

New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

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How I Became an Urban Monster in Just 10 Minutes

A car is often—even usually—the wrong tool for the job in a dense urban setting. And using the wrong tool makes you frustrated and impatient.

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Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train

The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.

Mike Harvey Taxi Project

Scenes From the Back Seat of a Welsh Taxi

A photographer turned taxi driver captures six months' worth of the stories reflected in his rearview mirror.  

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America's Streets Are Safer for Drivers, But Not for Pedestrians

U.S. roads are safer than they've ever been for people who travel in cars. But has that come at the expense of those who travel on foot?

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The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

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Tourism to Antarctica Could Be Making Penguins Sick

One group of researchers found 20 different pathogens on 15 pairs of travelers' boots.

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Garrett Miller/Eric Fischer at Mapbox

Mapping the Paths Most Traveled

What we can learn from where people walk, run, and ride their bicycles.

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The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.

A Look Back at the Questionable, Dog-Powered 'Poochmobile'

One of the least-likely rides of the 1930s relied on a German Shepherd trapped in a big hamster wheel.

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A Widely Used Planning Manual Tends to Recommend Building Far More Roads Than Necessary

A lesson in "phantom" trips.

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After Banning Uber, Delhi Authorities Plan to Train Women Cab Drivers

It's the latest women's safety initiative out of India to miss the larger point.

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The Year in Bigfoot

Two states led the nation in Sasquatch sightings, which have been on the decline since surging in the '00s.

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Uber's Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason for Cities to Regulate It

In challenging local regulations, the ride service has gone too far in undermining public safety.

Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

In Defense of Pub Crawls

SantaCon sucks. Still, cities shouldn't ban pub crawls. Here's why.

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The 5 Key Moments from Amtrak's Supreme Court Hearing

The future of on-time train arrivals depends on the high court.