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100 Ideas for Improving the New York City Subway in 100 Days

From simple hand-sanitizer to a suction garbage system and beyond.

Zdenko Zivkovic

A New Ad Campaign Asks Parisians to Be Nice to Tourists

And illuminates some national stereotypes in the process.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

Have We Passed Peak Car?

A new analysis suggests in the U.S., it may be true. Here's why you should still be skeptical.

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Casey Neistat

Should You Commute by Citi Bike? One Man's Hilariously Detailed Analysis

The question of taxis vs. bicycles, answered in graphs.

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Seriously, We Have to Stop Giving Away Free Parking to the Disabled

The placards harm transportation systems, the environment, and city coffers. And they don't really help those with disabilities.

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Brazilians Spend as Much as 26 Percent of Their Income to Ride the Bus

In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.

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The Average Destination of International Flights From Every Country in the World

These maps reveal a country's migratory bias, nearby tourist attractions, and its business proclivities.

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In Singapore, Making Cars Unaffordable Has Only Made Them More Desirable

A paltry 15 percent of the city-state's population owns their own vehicle, but not by choice.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Road Fees Don't Hurt the Poor as Much as You Might Think

They satisfy a "Do No Harm" approach to transportation planning, and they're less pernicious than sales tax measures.

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Stayhold

Life Hack of the Day: A Device That Keeps Objects in the Trunk From Sliding Around

Solving an age-old problem.

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Oliver O’Brien

A Real-Time Bike-Share Map for the Entire World

About 13,000 people were out riding shared bicycles across the globe this afternoon.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Don't Forget, Window Washing Is a Lot Safer Than Driving a Taxi

Despite Wednesday's drama at Hearst Tower in New York, there's no major scaffolding crisis in the U.S.

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The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

German Sarmiento

In Bogotá, Activists Are Fighting Against a Backslide in Pedestrian Safety

The birthplace of the car-free day saw 296 deaths on city streets last year.

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Study of the Day: 40 Percent of Designated Drivers Drink Before They Get Behind the Wheel

And 18 percent of them are impaired.

Mark Byrnes

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

Public Transit Prank of the Day: Your Face on a Bus Ad

Your (involuntary) fifteen minutes of fame.

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The Horrifying Inequality That Plagues Ohio Students' Routes to School

In Ohio's urban school districts, one in 446 students has been hit by a car. In suburban districts, it's one in 1,473.