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Arvind Mahabaleshwara

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

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Stark Stat of the Day: 47,000 Pedestrians Were Killed Between 2001 and 2010

Nearly 70 percent of those fatalities were men; people over 75 were also at higher risk of getting hit.

Langley Erickson

One Small Solution for Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin

Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?

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New York Tries Out Bike Parking Corrals to Protect Separated Bike Lanes

A corral with enough room for 16 bicycles replaces a single car parking space.

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Mapping the Car Crash Near Misses That No One Ever Sees

Data about traffic accidents that nearly happen could help prevent collisions that actually do.

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Smart, Practical Tips for Building a More Comfortable Subway Car

A new report zooms in on how people actually want to use the subway, giving rise to a hypothetical train design for the future.

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The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."

Rio's Completely Misguided Anti-Rape Effort: Cut Vans Used by the Poor

Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.

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DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

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Could Paris End Up With a Metro Station Named After Serge Gainsbourg?

The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

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'An Exercise in Musical Cooperation' on a Sidewalk Swing Set

Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.

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Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

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Vote for Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal

A smart-card-operated storage system and an online anti-theft mapping platform are among the big ideas.

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In Praise of Taxi Drivers, In Spite of all the Harrowing, Horrible Trips I've Taken

It is a very strange, urban thing to get in a car with a stranger.

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New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First

The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.

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The Golden Age of Gondolas Might Be Just Around the Corner

Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.

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Police Stings for Drivers Who Don't Yield in Crosswalks: Does It Really Work?

Last year, New Jersey cops were cracking down on jaywalkers. Now they're penalizing cars. Will switching tactics make a difference?

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A 'Pedal-Powered Popemobile' for Pope Francis

There's "no excuse for the big man to always roll in an SUV," says the inventor of this eco-friendly holy tricycle.