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Hang gab Lee

These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.

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The Best of City Makers

Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.

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Teaching Driverless Cars to Fit Your Human Driving Style

After all, not everyone takes an off-ramp the same way.

Seattle DOT

Cyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'

The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.

11 Historical Maps and Charts That Explain the Birth of Amtrak

One classic memo even scores various routes on "presidential risk of blame for killing RR passenger service."

Walk [Your City]

DIY Wayfinding Signs Are About to Go Mainstream

The Knight Foundation has announced it will fund a large-scale expansion of Matt Tomasulo's 2012 "WalkRaleigh" project.

City of Chicago

The Cracks in Chicago's Grand Plans for the Bus

Forget opponents—even supporters are debating whether the city has gone far enough in its BRT ambitions.

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like London Has a Fancy Bridge Fetish

With the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, the U.K. capital appears well positioned for folly.

Reuters/Stephane Mahe

We Should Really Be Talking About Self-Driving Trucks

"Truck driver" is the most commonly held job in 26 of 50 U.S. states. What happens when humans are no longer needed to drive?

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You Can Rent Chicago's 'L'-Train for Parties

Fun fact: the Chicago Transit Authority lets people charter the city's trains for private events—just not during weekday rush hours.

Videos

Manhole Performs a Brutal Takedown on a Car

It's the back tire that'll get ya.

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Stephen Mallon

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic.

REUTERS/Koen van Weel

Amsterdam Has Officially Run Out of Spaces to Park Its Bicycles

The cycling mecca of the Netherlands plans to build a partially underwater bike parking facility to deal with its crush of two-wheeled commuters.

YikeBike

Is It a Motorized Tricycle? A Seated Segway? Nope, It's a YikeBike

YikeBike's inventors see it becoming "the most commonly owned transport device in the world." But it's got some drawbacks.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.

Videos
"Hotel 22"/Elizabeth Lo/Vimeo

'Hotel 22': Silicon Valley's All-Night Rolling Homeless Shelter

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.

Maps
Eric Fischer/Mapbox

Where Do Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive World Map

A world map made of millions of geotagged tweets show the spots where locals—and tourists—flock.

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m.obstr

Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.