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Flickr user Mustafa Khayat

How to Make Mass Transit Financially Sustainable Once and for All

The seven-part case for operating public transportation as a public utility.

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What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?

Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don't give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place. 

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Strava

Where in the World People Are Exercising

Marvel at these global heat maps of popular cycling and running routes.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

Project Connect

Austin Wants to Build a Light Rail-Streetcar Hybrid

Austin Urban Rail couples the best part of streetcar and light-rail transit to connect urban and suburban commuters.

Reuters

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities. 

Flickr user Steven Vance

Protected Bike Lanes Aren't Just Safer, They Can Also Increase Cycling

10 percent of new riders on recently constructed protected lanes switched from other modes.

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The Streetcar-Minus-Streetcar Plan Worked for D.C.

Should D.C. finish its streetcar system if the growth it promised arrived before the trains did?

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Aaron Cassara

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

Google

Will Self-Driving Cars Have Road Rage?

Technically they could. But in a driverless world we probably won't want them to.

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5 Crucial Principles for 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow's mega-trends means rethinking today's infrastructure.

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Reuters

The Real Rules of Engagement on the Subways of Europe

This summer travel season, don't forget that metro etiquette varies widely between cities. 

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Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?

In an initial study, researchers found a large disparity. 

Uber

There's No Way Most UberX Drivers Make Twice What Traditional Cabbies Do

Uber says some drivers bring in $74,191 a year in San Francisco and $90,766 in New York.

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What Happens When You Introduce Airport-Style Security to the World's Busiest Subway

The heightened security in Beijing comes after a recent terrorist attack. 

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U.S. Coast Guard

The Future of Evacuations in the Climate Change Era

As storms increase and sea level rises, a good plan to flee the city becomes a huge part of protecting those who live in it.

Adam Chang

A Painstakingly Illustrated Catalog of Manhattan’s Subway Tile Mosaics

Travel through 118 stations without leaving your room.

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The Worst Holiday Weekend for Red-Light Running Is Here

Memorial Day weekend is a bad time to drive overall. 

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A New Parking App That's Virtually Guaranteed to Stir Up Controversy

MonkeyParking lets users bid for street parking spaces occupied by other drivers.