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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

Biking in New York in 1897 Was a Dangerous Pursuit

A dreary chronicle of a month's worth of accidents.

How a Few Dutch Children Fought for a Street Where They Could Play, and Won

A 1972 documentary with lessons for today.

London's Bike-Share Crisis

The system is losing riders, and now its major sponsor has backed out. Can it be saved?

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Why Bus Rapid Transit Is Particularly Good for Developing Countries

In places like Istanbul and Mexico City, BRT is cleaning the air and saving commute time.

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Australia's First Filmed Traffic Accident, Circa 1905

Lesson: Always look both ways when egressing from the steam-biscuit factory.

Across the 50 States, a Big Disparity in Road Safety

States with the toughest driving laws see far fewer traffic fatalities.

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A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?

What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?

San Antonio Can't Decide If It's Building Streetcars or Light Rail

The city is locked in a bewildering debate, with transit funding at stake.

One Easy Way to Make Public Bus Service Cheaper and Greener

Let U.S. transit agencies buy the vehicles from abroad.

New York City's Subway Matchmaking Service Is Hiring 'Cupids'

Get paid to scope out eligible singles on the train.

The World's Top 7 Bike-Share Systems

And how to make your city a contender.

Is It Stealing if You Charge Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet?

One man was jailed for topping his car off at the local middle school.

Building a Bike Culture in a City That Gets 88 Inches of Snow a Year

In Ottawa, getting wintertime cycling to take hold is a work in progress.

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The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Several may surprise you.

The Genius Ways Beijing Drivers Get Around the City's License Plate Lottery

It just got even harder for car owners to get a coveted plate. But there are clever ways to skirt the system.

How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.