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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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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

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

Walkability Workbook

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.

Videos

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.

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Why America Needs More Robotic Parking

Automated garages, long popular in Europe and Asia, could increase parking density in cities.

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Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

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Using BRT as a Transit Band-Aid

As Istanbul awaits the completion of its trunk subway line, the Metrobus has performed admirably.

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90-Foot Bus of the Day: the Fraunhofer IVI Auto Tram

I can't believe it's not a tram!

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Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage

But you'll still look like an idiot.