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Why Environmental Reviews Are Slowing Down Big Projects

It takes a long time to get big infrastructure investments through the process, but it doesn't have to.

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How the Transportation Bill Failed America

Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.

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Court Decision of the Day: NYC's Taxis Don't Have To Be Wheelchair Accessible

It looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to remake the taxi industry will move forward.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Mark McKeague

In the Future, Traffic Might Sound Less Like 'Honk' and More Like 'Eee-Beep-Boop'

A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.

Photo: Erin Churchill

Confessions of a Straphanger

Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.

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What's Making China Fat?

Obesity rates have skyrocketed in China over the last generation, at the same time that its cities have exploded. A group of researchers is now trying to pin down the relationship between the two.

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Traffic Noise Might Give You a Heart Attack

Louder streets have been linked to greater risk of cardiac arrest.

NYC Dept. of Transportation

Freeway Removal Hits a Roadblock in the Bronx

Reports of the death of the Sheridan Expressway have been greatly exaggerated.

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Building a Better Bus Stop

In Paris, a glimpse at what could be.

Courtesy: Reel

A Brilliant DIY Bike Storage Solution

A customizable "basket" that carries everything from patch kits to baguettes.

Active Living Research

How Cities Can Help Fight Obesity

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

CT Hsu & Associates, P.A.

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.