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Do Bicycle Helmet Laws Really Make Riders Safer?

Typically, transportation laws promoting safety lead to an increase in public health. With bike helmet laws, the connection isn't so clear.

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What Happens When a Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By a Major Rental Company?

We're about to find out.

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Scary Footage of the Train Derailment That Rocked Baltimore

The impact could be felt at least 21 miles away.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Alex Nazaryan

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love New York's Bike-Share

A bike-skeptical New Yorker's journey toward acceptance.

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Mayor Bloomberg's Retirement Plan: 'Destroy' the Taxi Industry

Bloomberg has pledged to reinvent the industry after he leaves office. What might that look like?

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The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars

There are several reasons to be excited about streetcars — and several others to be skeptical.

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Bike-Share May Not Take Many Cars Off the Road, But That's OK

Results from the latest Capital Bikeshare member survey in Washington, D.C.

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Bizarre Bike Vs. Car Saga of the Day: The Sorry Story of Emma Way

After boasting that she had knocked over a cyclist in her car, Way has become international news.

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Visualizing the Impact of Mega-Storms on Transit

A graphic shows the movement of New Yorkers during and around the worst storms of the last three years.

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Airline Perk of the Day: A Book That Lasts Precisely the Length of Your Flight

Qantas Airways' new literary marketing strategy.

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Zaha Hadid Architects

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

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America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

And city rankings, based on Bike Score.

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Scheme of the Day: Florida's Secret Plan to Cause More Traffic Violations

Your daily dose of transportation intrigue.

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Héctor Mediavilla

Inside Mexico City's Chaotic Underground Rush Hour

A photographer captures the routine madness of Mexico's largest subway system.

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Giving Teens the Option Not to Drive

The Adolescent Mobility Health Consortium sees teen driving as an urgent public health issue.

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Millennials Lead the Trend to Less Driving, But What Happens As They Get Older?

Twenty-something Americans drive about 20 percent less today than their parents.

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Why We Should Never Fine Cyclists

Forget the penalties—bike riders shouldn't have to obey laws designed for 4,000-pound automobiles.

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Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules

The days of the outlaw bicyclist are over.