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Visio.M

Wanted: A Little Electric Car That Won’t Crumple in a Collision

The Germans – of course – are working on it.

StreetMix

A Digital Mixing Board for Your Street

Go ahead. Add a bike lane.

Detroit Free Press

Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

MyJihad.org

This Is How You Respond to Bigoted Bus Ads

An ad campaign targeting transit in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington corrects a few misinterpretations of the word "Jihad."

Shutterstock

The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.

The Stumblr

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

Reuters

5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood's Lead

The head of the DOT announced today that he's stepping down. He leaves behind an agency in dramatic transition.

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It's Not Easy Being a Transit Advocate in Atlanta

How do you improve congestion when there's zero political will to raise money to fix it?

Dmitry Gudkov

You Don't Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle

This weekend’s New York Times story on long-distance cyclists might scare off potential everyday riders.

Reuters

In Minneapolis, Reducing Bike Crashes by Studying Them in Detail

A new analysis of accidents from 2000-2010 finds that drivers and riders share equal fault, but not equal suffering.

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What's Behind the Rise of Diabetes in Young Children in Philadelphia?

New research shows a startling prevalence of the disease among children younger than 5.

Maps

The Best Maps We've Seen of Sandy's Transit Outage in New York

How transit access changes the perception of distance and accessibility of resources in a city.

Shutterstock

Should Drivers Be Able to Door Bikers Without Penalty?

At least 40 states already have a law against dooring — but in Virginia, opponents call the proposed measure "asinine."

NHTSA

Why Talking Cars Will Be Good for Buses

Technology is poised to help us better share the roadway.

Flickr/Terrazzo

Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?

Man against machine.

Reuters

A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.

MTA

Should Manhattan Rebuild This Ruined Subway Station?

The South Ferry station is worth it — but that doesn't mean the money should be squandered.

Reuters

Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

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Ethics Question of the Day: What Do You Do With an Ice Patch Outside Your Window?

Fix it, or film it?