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Paris Metro System Forced to Admit Parisians Act Like Jerks

A series of ads aims to restore civility to the Paris subway.

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Cyclist vs. Elephant

American cyclists are used to dealing with disrespect on the road, but not from elephants.

Videos

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Mostly to turn or because the signal doesn't recognize them, according to the latest research.

Randal J./Wikipedia

Dodging Bulls and Gunshots on New Jersey's 19th-Century 'Bicycle Railroad'

No trace of the primitive people mover remains, except an extremely colorful history.

Flickr/TriMet

Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

Paramount Pictures

How Traffic Jams Became a Common Movie Trope

By trapping characters indefinitely, fictional jams can set up otherwise implausible plotlines.

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Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

Colle + McVoy

Bus Riders and Invasive Advertising

How futuristic novelty ads unfairly target and take advantage of commuters who can't escape.

Reuters

A London Bus That Does Push-Ups

Artist David Cerny calls it the "London Booster."

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An Intriguing But Flawed Attack on Smart Growth

A new study claims to "contradict" the premise that density discourages driving — but does it?

Flickr/Carol Miller

Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

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Flickr/swanksalot

The Chicago Transit Authority Map of Economic Hardship

A station-by-station map of poverty, crowded housing and employment.

Flickr/Pug Freak

European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

Reuters

Hate Traffic? How About a Hug

Traffic Psychologists in Sao Paolo try to cheer up the city's drivers with signs, high fives, and physical affection.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

Videos

The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.

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Canopy team

A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.