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The Case for Keeping Seattle's Streets Messy

Let's stop talking about how to "fix the grid" and recognize what we have.

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Totally Radical Ode of the Day: The Coolest Bus Around!

The ride of your life awaits in Denmark.

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2 Different Ways to Cut Driving by 1/5

Researchers find a short-term approach and a long-term approach.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Why Bike Theft Is So Hard to Stop

There are few defenses, no risks, and a decent reward.

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A Steam-Powered Bicycle to Rocket You Back to the Victorian Era

Bell not required, as the bike already sounds like a screaming teapot.

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How Quickly Would This $32,000 Bike Get Stolen?

Very, is our guess.

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Road Noise: Deadly? Maybe. Annoying? Definitely.

A large share of urban dwellers live in areas where road noise is highly irritating.

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Disappointing Contest of the Day: America's Transportation Award

Guess what kinds of projects the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decided to honor this year?

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Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

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Concrete Ideas for Promoting Walkability

There's a wealth of resources available to communities looking for a place to start.

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Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

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How Amtrak Might Redefine Downtown Philadelphia

A proposal to make Market East Station the city's new Northeast Corridor rail hub could change everything for that district.

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India's Cities Risk Repeating America's Congestion Mistakes

Proposed expansions of dozens of major arteries in Bangalore are threatening the Indian city's way of life.

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The Key to Reducing Congestion Could Just Be Less Selfish Driving

Most of us know better than to read and drive, but we’ve all been guilty of bad behavior at one point or another.

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A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

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The Best Way to Deal With Crosswalk-Blocking Drivers Ever

If common courtesy can't be relied upon, these beefy Brazilian martial artists can.

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The Very Mortal Life of City Bus Drivers

The job has long been one of the most stressful and hazardous gigs in town.

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Who Will Ride This Electric Unicycle?

A Portland company is betting that urban trend-setters will love this one-wheeled wonder.