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Rant of the Day: Washington's Bikeshare Is for Smug Socialists

A local journalist offers a strange diatribe against D.C.'s bikeshare program.

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The Urban Health Desert

Without better planning, health disparities between rich and poor neighborhoods will continue to grow.

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Delta Air Lines

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?

Nate Berg

What Impression Does Your City Make From the Window of a Train?

A 16-city tour of America, from an Amtrak seat.

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A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Students Punished for Riding Bikes to School in Michigan

Kenowa Hills parents have reacted strongly against a high school principal's decision to suspend 64 seniors for holding a "bike parade."

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What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

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Airports and the Wealth of Cities

Airports play a considerable role in economic development, and the most important cargo they move is people.

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How to Avoid the Worst Traffic Jams in the Most Congested U.S. Cities

Stay away from these roadways, especially on Friday evening.

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Aaron Koblin

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

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NL Architects

Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

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How Will Johannesburg Pay For its $2.5 Billion Highway Upgrade?

Officials planned to use toll revenue, but a court ruled the fees illegal. This leaves the cash-strapped government in a lurch.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

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The Right Way to Zone for Transit-Oriented Development

We need a legal framework that creates many different types and scales of building around public transportation.

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The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

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"Brussels Express"

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

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Mapnificent

30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.