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Exploding Manhole Tries to Eat a Terrified Child

Hold your kids tight, folks.

Flickr/Gulan Bollsay

The Slow, Agonizing Death of the MetroCard

New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.

AP / David Goldman

She Tried Commuting to Work by Streetcar. It Took as Long as Walking.

A casual experiment in Atlanta doesn't help dissuade "tourist trolley" fears.

Introducing Our Free E-Book on 'The Future of Transportation'

A dozen of CityLab's favorite stories from the 2014 series on how Americans will travel tomorrow.

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These Vibrating Bike Grips Promise 'Eyes-Free Navigation'

They buzz you left or right toward a destination (which may or may not turn out to be a brick wall).

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How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient

Meet Transfix, a start-up that fashions itself "Uber for trucks."

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

White Privilege, on a Bicycle

The perils of "biking while black" came into sharp focus this month.

Screenshot via Mercedes

Driverless Car Test Districts Are Coming

But even Google admits the technology still has a ways to go.

ZBoard

An Electric Skateboard You Control by Leaning

The weight-sensitive ZBoard 2 can dawdle or zoom at 20 mph, depending on your foot pressure.

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Mark Byrnes/CityLab

A Practical Guide to Puking in Public

4 things to consider when you're pretty sure you might vomit on your way home.

The Future People

Designers Morph Bikes and Cars into Green Frankenvehicles

These human-powered jalopies invoke the fantastical vision of Buckminster Fuller.

AP Photo/Richard Drew

Bike-Share Could Be 'A Much More Integrated Platform,' Says Bike-Share CEO

Alta Bicycle Share, the nation's biggest bike-share company, just changed its name to Motivate. We chatted with CEO Jay Walder about his plans for the future.

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

What Caused D.C.'s Deadly Metro Incident?

A preliminary cause has been identified, but many questions remain.

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Just Because You Can't Find a Place to Park Doesn't Mean There Aren't Way Too Many Parking Spots

A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.

Network Rail

The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered

The U.K. is testing a cleaner, quieter electric rail line that doesn't require power lines.

Associated Press

Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

Reuters/rubra

Why a 10-Minute Commercial Flight Isn't As Dumb As It Might Sound

A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling.

Videos

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.