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Imagine: New York to Washington in 72 Minutes, Via Bullet Train

China's fastest trains were unveiled today. Why the northeast corridor won't be getting similar treatment any time soon.

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People Trying to Reduce Air Pollution Might Be Inhaling Even More Pollution

Bicyclists and public-bus commuters in San Diego are exposing themselves to a whole lot of crap in the air, according to new research.

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The Future of City Driving: Per-Mile Car Insurance

MetroMile, an insurance company aimed at urban drivers with a low-car lifestyle, launched in Portland this month.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Do Places Seem Farther Away When You Have to Walk to Get There?

Turns out pedestrians who live in cities consistently over-estimate the amount of time it takes to walk somewhere. Why this matters to density.

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More Cars on the Road Make You Late, But Some Cars Make You Much Later Than Others

A new study suggests that traffic reduction should be targeted at particular communities.

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A Gorgeous Documentary of a Drive Across South America

Starring a rusty Land Rover.

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A Few Surprises in New Bike Scores

Austin and Pittsburgh don't fare very well in Walk Score's bikeability ranking.

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2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

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The Deadly Fun 'Sport' of Russian Train Surfing

Sure, it could kill you, but there's no thrill quite like riding on the roof of a 125 mph commuter train.

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It's Not Cool to Bring Ponies Onto Berlin's Subway

To its credit, the animal behaved better than many public-transit riders.

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How Britain Is Helping Its Citizens Buy Bikes

A government tax incentive program has made cycles affordable for thousands.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.

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Mass Transit Improvement of the Day: 24 New Tram Stations in Paris

The French capital's third tramway extension in a month.

The Nastiest Cyclist vs. Driver Videos of 2012

The Battle of the Commute rages on, as this painful-to-watch footage shows.

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Why Greece's Creaky Trains Have Become the Transit Option of Choice

Soaring fuel costs, recession cutbacks, and high road taxes mean many are leaving their cars at home.

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Uber's Plan to Dominate Cabs by Phone Is Starting to Work Again

New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.

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Traffic Jams, Solved

Jonas Eliasson of Stockholm explains, with great clarity, why congestion pricing clears rush-hour roads.

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A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.