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Traffic Stunt of the Day: Dancing Zebras Help Pedestrians Cross the Street

A hilariously creative effort to stop cars at red lights.

Google Wants to Build Its Own Self-Driving Car

And they plan to do it without a major auto manufacturer partner.

'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?

Insidious Chicago Bike-Share Station Threatens Home and Hearth!

A new lawsuit from a very imaginative condo association.

How Speed Cameras Brought One Ohio Village to a Standstill

Not only is Elmwood Place now embroiled in expensive litigation, it has developed a local reputation as a place to avoid.

Exposed: America's Totally Inconsistent Minimum Parking Requirements

Policies differ wildly from city to city and from restaurants to places of worship.

The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away

ArrivalStar settles after facing its own lawsuit from the American Public Transportation Association.

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How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.

How One Man Stole $210,000 in Parking Meter Quarters

Every detail of this story is amazing.

The Case for $100,000 Speeding Tickets

If you can afford a ritzy car, should you pay more for breaking the law?

How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

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Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

Bike-share is key.

HOT Lanes Are Even More Popular When They're Expensive

A new study finds that drivers are willing to pay anywhere between $60 to $120 for every hour of time saved.

The Case for Letting Nonprofits Run Public Transit

They'd have a clearer mission, political autonomy, and access to new revenue.

Chicago's Waterfront Identity Crisis

North Lake Shore Drive is both a beloved highway and a treasured park. As the city revamps it, can it continue to be both?

Brilliant Transportation Gimmick of the Day: A Cat Station Master

A Japanese train station that appointed a local stray raked in an extra $10.4 million over one year.