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Hey, I'm Bikin' Here! A Buffer Zone Is Now Law for California Cyclists

California drivers are now legally required to give cyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing. But do these laws really work?

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A Basic Shelter Can Make the Wait for the Bus Feel Shorter

Twin Cities riders believed transit arrived more quickly at shelters or stations compared with stops at curbside signs.

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Introducing 'City Makers: Global Stories'

Our new series about the people and ideas reshaping urban life all over the world, from the ground up.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Hail a New York Taxi, Get a High Five Instead

A random beardo is spreading surprise high fives all over the city.

TransitCenter

Millennials Love Transit Most, Boomers Still Stuck on Cars

A new study shows generations bucking their upbringings, with sheltered Millennials choosing the bus.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

After Uber, San Francisco Has Seen a 65 Percent Decline in Cab Use

It might not be completely the fault of competition, but the city's taxi drivers are making far fewer trips than they were just a few years ago.

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On September 17, Remember the Amphicar

49 years ago, two of history's greatest boat-car hybrids heroically traversed the English Channel.

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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.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

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.

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.

Courtesy BART

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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Shoot The Shit

No Signage at Your Bus Stop? Make Your Own

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

OLIN and OMA

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.

League of Michigan Bicyclists / Flickr

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."