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Forget Glow-in-the-Dark Roads—Here's an Interactive Highway

This imagined roadway would update drivers on traffic ahead, alert them to sudden hazards, and instantly change road signs. 

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Sophie Quinton

The Neighborhood Development Dreams of the Twin Cities' Newest Light-Rail Line

Civic leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul hope the Green Line will attract billions of dollars in economic growth.

Dublin, Ohio / Crawford Hoying

What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe's All-Out Uberwar

European labor strikes may not win much for traditional taxi drivers—across the Atlantic or in the States.

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The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.

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The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles'

Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.

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The Colossal Expectations of D.C.'s Newest Metro Line

There's not much riding on the Silver Line except the future of the American suburb as we know it. 

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The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?

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A High-Flying, Daredevil Tribute to the Boris Bike

Trick riders take a vertiginous journey high above the streets of London.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Ride-Hailing Apps Are Calling Cities on Their Bluffs

Transportation network companies have nothing to lose by challenging official threats against their drivers.

Wiki Commons via Vladislav Bezrukov and Heinrich Hoffmann

How Highway Construction Helped Hitler Rise to Power

Opposition to the Nazi regime declined near the Autobahn faster than everywhere else.

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Streetfilms

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

"It's very hard for people to realize ... but this is the result of planning."

Flickr user Mustafa Khayat

How to Make Mass Transit Financially Sustainable Once and for All

The seven-part case for operating public transportation as a public utility.

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What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?

Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don't give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place. 

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Strava

Where in the World People Are Exercising

Marvel at these global heat maps of popular cycling and running routes.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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Austin Wants to Build a Light Rail-Streetcar Hybrid

Austin Urban Rail couples the best part of streetcar and light-rail transit to connect urban and suburban commuters.

Reuters

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities. 

Flickr user Steven Vance

Protected Bike Lanes Aren't Just Safer, They Can Also Increase Cycling

10 percent of new riders on recently constructed protected lanes switched from other modes.