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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.

A Growing Plea in New York: Pedestrian Deaths Cannot Be Tolerated

A new group called Make Queens Safer is dialing up the pressure on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

11 Reasons Why Bicycling in the U.S. Is Exceptionally Dangerous

There are huge variations in bicycle safety, country by country.

A Paris Metro Car, Gift-Wrapped

Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.

Moscow's 'Sexy' New Subway Stations

Stylish spots that intensely fashionable Muscovites will love.

Definitive Evidence That L.A.'s New Light Rail Line Reduces Driving

A carefully controlled study of the Expo line shows that vehicles miles dropped 40 percent.

Cuban Streets May Finally Escape the 1960s

The government has just lifted a 50-year ban on imported vehicles.

Bike vs. Car: Parking Spot Edition

A clever rack illustrates the efficiency of cycles.

Jakarta Cracks Down on Its Freelance Traffic Cops

But that won't solve its apocalyptic gridlock.

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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

Biking in New York in 1897 Was a Dangerous Pursuit

A dreary chronicle of a month's worth of accidents.

How a Few Dutch Children Fought for a Street Where They Could Play, and Won

A 1972 documentary with lessons for today.