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The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

Public Transit Prank of the Day: Your Face on a Bus Ad

Your (involuntary) fifteen minutes of fame.

The Horrifying Inequality That Plagues Ohio Students' Routes to School

In Ohio's urban school districts, one in 446 students has been hit by a car. In suburban districts, it's one in 1,473.

Videos

Dystopian Cartoon of the Day: When Cars Ruled the World

And humans were just tiny little parasites, trying to hitch a ride.

Maps

Cool New Maps Illustrate a Day of Bus Travel Across Boston, by Speed

Clocking the metric that matters most to many commuters.

A New Court Ruling Could Have Big Implications in the Fight Against Sprawl

A judge rules that Wisconsin can't enlarge a major freeway without studying the project's impact on sprawl and public transit users.

Videos

Can You Spot the Hidden Parking Garage on This San Francisco House?

Hint: Think of Transformers.

The Biggest Obstacle to Cycling's Egalitarian Aspirations? Distance

Biking as a class issue isn't going away; on the contrary, it's just beginning.

Painting Your Own Crosswalk: Crime or Civic Opportunity?

A man was jailed for painting a crosswalk at a dangerous intersection. When he got back to his neighborhood, he was hailed as a hero.

China Cracks Down on Jaywalking

It's an attempt to instill rule of law in Chinese cities known for their chaotic roadways.

Be Careful How You Refer to the So-Called 'Great American Streetcar Scandal'

The finer details of this urban legend deserve their own book.

Maps

Elon Musk's Mad Genius Idea to Reinvent Long-Distance Travel

His pie-in-the-sky underground bullet train that would zoom people across the country in hours instead of days

CityFixer

A Foldable Fix to Public Transit's Peskiest Problem

Pasadena officials are giving people $220 to buy folding bikes in an effort to solve the "last mile" transportation problem.

Photos

The New York Subway Is Back to Full Service For the First Time Since Sandy

Seven months later, the A train is running to the Rockaways.

Can New York's Penn Station Ever Be Great Again?

Four architects lay out their vision for a brighter, cheerier, more functional transit hub.

The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About

Do you know your city's "commuter-adjusted population"?

Maps

The Geographic Footprints of the World's Biggest Bike-Share Networks

And what it reveals about the municipality's topography and commitment to transportation alternatives.

A Very Brief History of Why It's So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

It wasn't always this way.