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Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

Hey Paul Studios

Please Let China's New Fare Card Be a Slap Bracelet

Here's hoping the 1990s are back!

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SFMTA

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

Gensler

Taking Cyclists Off Roads Is No Way to Improve Transit

London's obsession with flashy "magpie infrastructure" solutions is short-sighted.

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This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?

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The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

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New York City Subways Are Covered in Microscopic Pizza

Also: tiny particles of bubonic plague, anthrax, and dysentery.

Organic Transit

In-Between a Bike and a Car

The makers of the ELF believe their enclosed, three-wheeled, low-carbon vehicle is the perfect transportation compromise.

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FlowingData

Mapping the Morning Rush Hour

In Nevada, you're likely to leave for work between midnight and 5 a.m.

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M2Film

The Best Public Transportation Advertisement Ever?

A Danish company is hellbent on making the bus seem cool.

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A Soundtrack of Income Inequality Along the New York City Subway

As the 2 train runs through neighborhoods of varying income, this musical data viz changes its tune and tempo.

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All the Ways Germany Is Less Car-Reliant Than the U.S., in 1 Chart

There are rather a lot of ways, as it turns out.

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Why Istanbul Is Building the Largest Monorail Network in Europe

The system will boost the efforts of Turkey's largest city to stitch together a coherent transit network.

Georgetown BID

Does D.C. Need a Gondola?

The historic retail district of Georgetown will remain cut off from Washington's Metro system for decades. Is it time to embrace a loftier alternative?

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The Tragic Metro-North Crash Will Raise New Safety Questions for New York's Commuter Train

Early reports say seven were killed in the deadliest crash in the railroad's history.

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The Bus Terminal Is Dead. Long Live the Bus Terminal

Intercity bus travel is booming in the U.S. Is there a case for bringing back some decent infrastructure dedicated to it?

Google

The Beginning of the Driverless Taxi Wars?

There are signs Uber and Google could become "ferocious competitors" instead of allies.

REUTERS/Larry Downing

A 30-Year Plan for U.S. Transportation Summed Up by One Word: Choice

With Beyond Traffic, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pivots U.S. policy away from cars and toward multimodal options.