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Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

Europe's Most Congested City Contemplates Going Car-Free

A new mayor in Brussels wants to turn a central axis into a pedestrian-only zone.

Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

How a Pothole Repair Crew Helped Land a Plane on a Bronx Highway

Quick thinking repairmen blocked traffic when they noticed a small aircraft in distress.

Have We Reached Peak Road?

Paved mileage seems to have leveled off between 2008 and 2011.

A D.C. Bus That's 7 Minutes Late Is Still Technically 'On Time'

More proof that 'on-time' performance metrics don't actually tell us very much.

The Scientific Odds That Using a Cell Phone Will Make You a Bad Driver

Some impressively specific data.

In Stockholm, a Proposal to Make Snow Plowing Priorities Better for Women

One politician wants the city to prioritize sidewalks, public transportation, and areas around day care centers.

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This Functioning Pickup Truck Is Carved From 11,000 Pounds of Ice

And can drive at least a mile.

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The Dramatic Makeover of New York's Streets Under Bloomberg

Car-choked areas transformed.

Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

Russia's Terror Attacks Don't Mean We Should Treat Mass Transit Like Airports

City buses and trains are vulnerable to terrorists, but trying to make them safer would ruin them.

Why the London Tube Wants to Help You Do Your Grocery Shopping

Transport for London is working on a plan to replace its ticket offices with pick-up points for online shopping.

If You Ride the Subway to Work You're About to Get Screwed

Come January 1, the federal subsidy for riding mass transit to work will be slashed.

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San Francisco Added to a Burgeoning 'Street View for Bikes'

Get obsessive about bike routes.

Should You Feel 'Car Culture' Guilt for Using Uber?

A host of services now enable people who don't own cars to still use them. Is that just as bad?

In Los Angeles, Walking Illegally Is More Than Twice as Expensive as Parking Illegally

The city is cracking down on jaywalking.

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Atlanta Makes a (Modest) Push for Transit Regionalism

But one website for all riders in the metro area is only a start.