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How Traffic Congestion Affects Economic Growth

For good and bad.

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How Utah Turned Its Unpopular Public Transit System Into a Hit

The state doubled its light rail line in just 7 years, with the broad support of users and non-users alike.

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Chicago Survives the Months-Long Red Line South Reconstruction Project

The quiet end of a major mass transit disruption.

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The Rise of the Bicycle-Friendly Suburb

Bike infrastructure has become a hot amenity that can help municipalities draw new residents.

Michael Vanger

The Agonizing Wait for the Train, Charted

A smart new visualization of what it really means to wait for the subway.

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Watch These Puppets Rap About Bike Safety

You've never been preached to this way before.

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The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way

Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.

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Mapping the World's Deadliest Roads

Unsafe roads and driving laws allow the global traffic-death rate to remain "unacceptably high," according to the World Health Organization.

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What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

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Why Drivers Should Pay to Park on Residential Streets

New Yorkers say they're willing to pay $400 a year for curb parking, so why does the city give it away for free?

Victor Powell

The Salaries of Every Single BART Employee, in One Uncomfortable Picture

Fascinating context for the transit workers who may soon go on strike, again.

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The City Where Bicycles Rule the Road

And how it got that way.

Joanna Oltman Smith

Yo, Cops, Get Out of the Bike Lane!

A new Tumblr documents NYPD vehicles obstructing the city's much-vaunted dedicated bike infrastructure.

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A New Documentary Explores the Politics of 'Bikes vs. Cars'

What would it take for more cities to be a bike heaven like Copenhagen?

Elena Olivo

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

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Dazzling Views From Georgia's Death-Defying Cable Cars

Over a dozen USSR-built cable cars still help the residents of Chiatura get around town.