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Is It Stealing if You Charge Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet?

One man was jailed for topping his car off at the local middle school.

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Building a Bike Culture in a City That Gets 88 Inches of Snow a Year

In Ottawa, getting wintertime cycling to take hold is a work in progress.

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The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Several may surprise you.

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The Genius Ways Beijing Drivers Get Around the City's License Plate Lottery

It just got even harder for car owners to get a coveted plate. But there are clever ways to skirt the system.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

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Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars

The city's new master plan lays out a sharp turn back toward a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city.

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Baltimore's Got Some Playful New 'Hopscotch Crosswalks'

And also ones that look like zippers.

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What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City

The surprising ways size and shape can impact a place's economic productivity and walkability.

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Following a Spate of Deaths, London Cyclists Get Militant

Five bicyclists were killed on the city's streets in November alone, leading to a dramatic protest Friday.

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Reality Check: Cars Didn't Save Our Cities From Being Buried in Horse Manure

An increasingly relevant history lesson.

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America's Neglect of its Railroads Is Turning Deadly

If we can't even invest of the safety of what we've got, the future of public transport could be under threat.

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Finally, a Bicycle Ad That's as Sexy as One for a Car

In which we're told that riding a bike is cool and edgy and just might help you pick up some babes.

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Why Correcting Misperceptions About Mass Transit May Be More Important Than Improving Service

Attitudes toward public transportation and concerns about safety have a huge influence over whether or not a person rides.

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This Is Your Brain on Cars

Paul Salopek is sharing his insights during a seven-year walk around the world.

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Neurotic Travelers Get a Holiday Gift From Google Street View

The service has started mapping airports and other transportation hubs.

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Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways With GPS Data

How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.

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How New Yorkers Reacted When a Stranger Slept on Them in the Subway

To sleep, perchance to freak out some fellow commuters.

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Why U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives

New insights from focus groups with recent arrivals who settled in New Jersey.