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If Bicycles Took Up as Much Space as Cars ...

Bicycling advocates in Latvia braved the rain for a witty demonstration on the humble bike's economy of space.

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3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities

It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."

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The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

River Cycleway Consortium

A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and Insulting

The River Cycleway Consortium would build an expensive, buoyant bike path on the choppy Thames. But where's the money for Londoners who are actually in need?

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Pretty Soon, 'Ride-Sharing' Services Could Actually Help You Share a Ride

Cab-sharing has arrived in a serious way with UberPool and Lyft Line.

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Why Can't Transportation Mega-Projects Be Both Beautiful and Practical?

In New York City's $4 billion PATH Hub, form overtakes function.

Annual Review of Neuroscience

The 30-Year Quest to Find the Brain's Transit Center

Science has solved a centuries-old question: How does the mind process space?

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What 50 Years of Bullet Trains Have Done for Japan

A case study in making a small country even smaller.

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When Harassment of Bicyclists and Pedestrians Is a Crime

Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest city to pass legislation prohibiting drivers from "intimidating or injuring" walkers and bikers.

Amtrak

Running the Numbers on Amtrak's $689 Million Worth of Sandy Damage

Pressure washing, bench wall replacement, direct fixation tracks—oh, my.

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Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now

Let's make "10 not 12!" a new mantra for saving our cities and towns.

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Madrid's Public Transit, Brought to You by Megacorporations

A new sponsorship deal with retail giant Carrefour is just the latest move in renting out the city's Metro brand—and public space.

Dan Glass

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.

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The Rate of Pedestrians Injured by Bicyclists Is Going Down

After recent high-profile deaths in NYC, the good news is that such accidents are becoming rarer—at least in New York and California.

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The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook

If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.

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Hey, Streetcar Critics: Stop Making 'Perfect' the Enemy of 'Good'

Even when they're not ideal, streetcar projects can still benefit cities. Here are five ways how.

LA2050

Young L.A. Is the Real Winner of LA2050

Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.

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The Ugly Economics of Subprime Auto Loans

For many Americans, having a car means keeping a job in transit-barren suburbs and cities. Losing transportation could mean losing everything.