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The 2011 Report That Predicted New York's Subway Flooding Disaster

Climate scientists saw this coming, and their estimates on service restoration are no more encouraging.

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

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Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?

Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?

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Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

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Animal Daredevil of the Day: A Cat on a Bike

A Philadelphia man cruises around with his cat on his shoulder.

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A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.

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The Case for Bus Transfers

Transit consultant Jarrett Walker explains how a network built on connections will benefit Auckland, New Zealand.

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Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

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Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck

For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.

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What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.

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Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

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The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

Mark Bergen

A Wild Ride Down India's First Bike Lane

In Bangalore, the infrastructure is there. Teaching cyclists (and drivers) how to use it is another matter entirely.

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What's the Best Way to Figure Out What Bike Riders Really Want?

A new study takes a real-time approach to see why cyclists choose some routes over others.

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The Gender Psychology of Losing Your Car in a Parking Lot

It happens to the best of us. But men may be better at finding their way straight back to the right spot.

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A Bicycle That Seats You Plus Two Children (If You're Okay With That)

This Japanese commuting bike mounts kids on the front and back ends of a bicycle, almost like biological bumpers.

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Bicycle Schools, Complete with Bamboo Bikes, On a Roll in Brazil

File under things that make you feel good.

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Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half

So says a new study from Canada examining hundreds of injured cyclists and the roads where they wiped out.