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If Only All Subway Sandwich Shops Were Actual Subway Stations

Baltimore gets an edible fantasy transit system.

Mass Transit Use Isn't Up Everywhere

Public transportation ridership is up across the U.S., but the opposite is true in many cities that voted down funding measures last year.

Is There a Link Between Walkability and Local School Performance?

Some early attempts to map the question in D.C. suggest that there might be. But what does the correlation tell us?

When It Comes to Talking on Phones While Driving, Americans Are the Worst

According to a CDC study, we do this more than most European countries.

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Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap

Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges.

The Limits of Bus Rapid Transit: A Cape Town Case Study

Why BRT isn't right for every city.

Should Pregnant Women Be Warned About the Health Risks of Driving?

The latest research suggests the answer is yes.

Now These Could Be Useful: Pedestrian Penalty Cards

Cory Bortnicker takes a humorous approach to enforcing sidewalk etiquette.

A Conflict Resolution Scholar Explains How to Resolve Conflicts in the Quiet Car

Andrea Bartoli suggests an approach that presumes ignorance on the part of offenders.

It's No 'Accident': NYPD Changes the Way It Talks About Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.

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'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

A visual reminder of where most pollution in our cities comes from.

Imagine a Digital Library in Every Bus or Train

Slow commute? No problem.

How Free Transit Works in the United States

Chapel Hill has been a fare-free system since 2002 and is still going strong.

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

Beverly Hills's Juicy NIMBY Battle Goes to the Polls Today

The fight over a subway line under the high school has exposed the conflicted, vulnerable position of Mayor William Brien.

The London Tube's Cultural Moment

The arts have tended to ignore the Tube as a source of inspiration, but with the 150th anniversary of the system, we get 12 new books on its relevance.

Prank of the Day: The Easiest Way to Punk a Driver

Pretend there's a huge rock in their path, obviously.

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A Subway Map for Pedestrians

Courtesy of the Spanish city of Pontevedra.