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Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover

Seen by many as an urban-planning boondoggle, there's a cultured side to the city's humble light rail system.

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Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.

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The Surprising Politics of Traffic Solutions

Democrats are much more optimistic than Republicans that every infrastructure investment can help ease congestion—even roads.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

CityRealty

Next Up For Brooklyn, an Urban Gondola

The East River Skyway aims to alleviate transit congestion along the Brooklyn waterfront by taking commuters off the grid.

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How San Francisco Is Designing Its Metro Train of the Future

BART cars are about to get their first real overhaul since the system launched in 1972.

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Why Bike Lovers Should Be Happy About 'Bikelash'

Public hatred of biking culture is actually a natural part of its evolution into the mainstream.

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Road Safety Poetry, by the Delhi Traffic Police

Public safety reminders in the form of cute rhyming couplets.

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Want to Be Happier? Try Walking Even Part of the Way to Work

New research concludes that an active commute may be as important to well-being as marriage or a pay raise.

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No Signage at Your Bus Stop? Make Your Own

A Brazilian project asks frustrated bus riders to take matters into their own hands.

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Can High Design Make D.C.'s Bridge Park a Reality?

The 11th Street Bridge Park proposal aims to truly connect parts of the city divided by more than just a river.

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So What Exactly Is a 'Road Diet'?

A closer look at what's been called "one of the transportation safety field's greatest success stories."

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The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion

The humble traffic signal is gaining some new responsibilities.

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Why the People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Actually Ride Transit

It may sound obvious, but it's a big problem in cities across the country.

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Building an Unhackable Autonomous Vehicle

We should investigate the many ways hackers could disrupt self-driving cars before we begin deploying them.

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Can Waving Orange Flags Really Make Pedestrians Safer?

More cities are trying to make crossing the street less deadly by handing out low-tech flags. But does this just make walkers seem weird?

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It's Crucial Not to Forget That Nearly Everyone Still Drives to Work

In every urban demographic group in our State of City poll, the majority commuted by car.

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Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.

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The Power of Walking: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.