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How Cities Can Help Fight Obesity

Some ideas for using existing infrastructure to get people outside and eating well.

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Can a Parking Lot be 'Excellent'? You Betcha

The Orlando Magic's aluminum-plated garage and Duke University's green-walled parking lot are among the winners of the 2012 International Parking Institute competition.

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Meet 'Strappy,' the Almost-There Future of Urban Transport Technology

Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.

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What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.

New York Public Library

Blast From the Transit Solution Past: New York's Moving Sidewalks

A six-mile loop of moving platforms could have been the congestion solution 1903 New York needed.

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Arizona's DOT Fights Haboobs with Haiku

"Stop with the driving / already. It's a freaking / mile-high cloud of dust."

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The Misunderstood Science Behind Fears That a Subway Tunnel Could Blow Up Beverly Hills High School

Earthquakes, underground chemicals, hysteria and emotion all collide in L.A.

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Strip Malls and Big Box Stores Linked to Increased Traffic Deaths Among Seniors

How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.

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Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

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The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

Reuters

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

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Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

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Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

Brazil's Curitiba was once a model of sustainable planning. Now, it's struggling with a slew of urban problems.

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A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

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The Rise of the Citizen Cyclist

As cycling goes mainstream, hardcore riders in New York City complain about being tamed. Here's why they're wrong.

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Young Americans Aren't the Only Ones Driving Much Less Than Their Parents

A new study shows 18- to 29-year old Germans are also leaving the road.

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The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.