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Urban Fail of the Day: This Pothole

It is very big.

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Why Would Anyone Want Their Bus Shelter To Be an Interactive Jukebox?

Commuters in Sydney can now bop to high-energy techno music while they wait for their bus, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign.

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Is the Biker Rights Movement Gaining Momentum?

A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The sheer scale of America's busiest airport can hardly be appreciated in your average layover.

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Is There a Smart Way for Cities to Privatize Parking?

Sacramento hopes to learn from the successes and mistakes of Indianapolis and Chicago.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

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A New Law of Intercity Mobility

A group of network researchers proposes a "radiation model" of migration that more accurately predicts patterns of commuting, disease spread, and more.

The Superbus Project

European 'Superbus' Aims to Hit 155 MPH on the Track

The Dutch government could soon adopt public buses that look like giant leeches and match a Porsche in speed.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

In Chicago, the CTA Bus Tracker isn't just a great tool for existing riders — it's actually encouraged new ones.

Nate Berg

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

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Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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Photos of the Day: Inside New York's 2nd Avenue Subway Construction

The MTA just released new pictures, and they are quite post-apocalyptic.

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Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.