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The Worst Holiday Weekend for Red-Light Running Is Here

Memorial Day weekend is a bad time to drive overall. 

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A New Parking App That's Virtually Guaranteed to Stir Up Controversy

MonkeyParking lets users bid for street parking spaces occupied by other drivers. 

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Manhattan's and D.C.'s Populations Nearly Double Every Day With Commuters

Just think of the traffic.

Where Obama's Plan to Improve Urban Mobility Went Wrong

The legacy of interstate policy spoiled any big plans for more livable cities.

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The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Pedestrians

Between 2003 and 2012, 47,025 pedestrians were killed by drivers in the United States.

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In the Pedways of Los Angeles Past, a Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Despite its reputation, L.A. has deep walkable roots.

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Pathogens Can Live for a Week in Airplane Seat-Back Pockets

Disease-causing bacteria like MRSA and E. coli are remarkably good at surviving the in-flight environment.

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The Gas Tax in New Jersey Is About Half What It Was in 1927

Political refusal to raise the tax has left 10 states with historical lows, according to a new analysis.

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The Swedish School of Transportation Planning: Best #CityReads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent. 

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The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.

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Are Streetcars Mostly for Tourists?

Evidence that streetcar ridership is unrelated to service frequency, bus connections, and job proximity. 

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Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour

A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.

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A Heartwarming Sendoff for Denver's Market Street Station—In Graffiti

A major Denver bus terminal closes after 30 years of service, but not without riders taking note.

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From Sweden, the World's Greatest Used Car Classified Ad

Everyone in Malmö's going to want to test-drive this baby. 

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Is There Such a Thing as a 'Masculine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Men who ride bicycles share their stories. 

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Houston's Plan to Get an Amazing New Bus System for No New Money

By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.

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The Secret Lives of NYC Subway Musicians: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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In Cairo, Widespread Sexual Harassment Is Also Making Traffic Congestion Worse

"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."