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How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Deconstructing New York's Bike-Share Freak Out

Is the city really just "too mean" for shared bicycles?

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The Harrowing Tale of a Manhunt Through the Tunnels of Harlem

An alleged jewel thief dodged the police by sprinting through the city's subway tunnels -- all while wearing handcuffs.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Dots on a Bus

Your Rush-Hour Commute as an Animated Cartoon

A playful take on serious transit data.

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Telling the Story of Inequality on Public Transit, With Maps

A mash-up of poverty rates and transit quality from San Francisco.

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D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains

WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.

This Is What a 'Complete Streets' Campaign Should Look Like

In Miami Beach, grassroots activists have put together a powerful campaign for roads that suit bikers and walkers, along with cars.

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A Funeral Car Named 'Descanso,' or, When Death Rode the Rails in America

In the first decades of the 20th century, if you died in a city, you may have traveled toward your final resting place via public transit.

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Stepping Up to Restore Cincinnati's Neglected Pedestrian Stairways

The city says it can't afford to maintain them. Can private citizens make up the difference?

Don't Worry, You're Not Too Heavy to Ride New York City's New Bikes

No matter what the New York Post would have you believe.

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The Flashing Yellow Turn Signal: Good for Drivers, Bad for Pedestrians

Drivers focus so much on oncoming cars that they fail to notice walkers.

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

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An App to Help You Navigate the Many, Many Car-Share and Transit Options Out There

RideScout makes it easy to compare wait times, prices and travel times.

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There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

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Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

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How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.