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An Intriguing But Flawed Attack on Smart Growth

A new study claims to "contradict" the premise that density discourages driving — but does it?

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Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

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The Chicago Transit Authority Map of Economic Hardship

A station-by-station map of poverty, crowded housing and employment.

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European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

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Hate Traffic? How About a Hug

Traffic Psychologists in Sao Paolo try to cheer up the city's drivers with signs, high fives, and physical affection.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.

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China Crowdmaps Pedestrian and Cyclist Problem Areas

A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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Mapping Tokyo's Train System in Slime Mold

In the future, urban planners could lose their jobs to ultra-efficient slime molds.

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The Real Reason Kids Are Driving Less

Blame the internet.

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Seeing the Train as a 'Mobile Office'

Transport modes should be evaluated on their "productive time," not just travel time.

Watch an Entire Bridge Get Built In a 3-Year Time Lapse

Cue the Philip Glass for this entrancing footage of a Pennsylvania bridge being born.

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The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers

People are much more likely to ride to work if they have a place to clean up once they get there.

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The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

Think the system runs on sharing, community and trust? You're wrong.

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Where State Transportation Money Goes

A new state-by-state analysis shows just how transportation dollars are spent.

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New York's Lovely Abandoned Subway Station

Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.