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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.

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A Brief History of How 'Complete Streets' Became Hip

A peek at the evolution of the movement, courtesy of the founder.

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Falling Profits Are Forcing Ryanair to Stop Being Such a Cheapskate

What happens when a no-frills airline adds a couple frills?

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One Sociologist's Epic Quest: Walk New York City, All 120,000 Blocks

A 6,000 mile journey.

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Actually, Technology Hasn't Really Stopped Millennials From Driving

Young people are traveling less, but when they do go places they tend to use a car.

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Can't Afford London's Sky-High Rent? Try Commuting From Barcelona

A sign your city may have finally become way, way too expensive.

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Venezuela's Subway Workers Are Pretty Sure Hugo Chavez Just Appeared to Them

Workers say the late leader's face popped up on some rocks deep in the Caracas transit tunnels.

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Why Drug Traffickers Love Buses

The most anonymous form of travel is the best one for smuggling. 

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus

Love music videos about bus etiquette? Then boy oh boy, you're in for a real treat here.

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Airlines Are Making Billions Off Your Checked Bags and a la Carte Meals

$40 billion, to be exact.

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Why Bike-Share Fans Should Be Concerned About a New Allegation in Minnesota

The financial woes of Montréal-based Bixi seem to be spreading, and a lot of questions remain.

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Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path

The "Starpath" absorbs sunlight during the day and glows with a supernatural-looking topaz aura at night.

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The New York City Subway Operators' Photography Club

The MTA's own operators are some of the system's most talented, and most prolific, chroniclers.

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How National Income Predicts Traffic Safety

In ways that aren't always obvious.

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The Most Complicated Tunnel in the World Finally Opens

Istanbul's $4 billion underwater rail project, which links its European and Asian sections, was nine years in the making. Even now, critics wonder whether it's safe.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.