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Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

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Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

Ho Chi Minh City Scrambling to Put Transit in Place Before People Start Buying Cars

"Once people get into a car, it's hard to get them out."

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

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Potentially Creepy Airline Perk of the Day: Flirty Drinks

Virgin America's plan to get customers chatting.

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Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

Urban planning porn for advocates of highway demolition.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Walking May Help Prevent Dementia In Seniors, If Only They Could Do It Safely

And so our society's mixed messages continue.

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

Stark Stat of the Day: 47,000 Pedestrians Were Killed Between 2001 and 2010

Nearly 70 percent of those fatalities were men; people over 75 were also at higher risk of getting hit.

One Small Solution for Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin

Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?

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New York Tries Out Bike Parking Corrals to Protect Separated Bike Lanes

A corral with enough room for 16 bicycles replaces a single car parking space.

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Mapping the Car Crash Near Misses That No One Ever Sees

Data about traffic accidents that nearly happen could help prevent collisions that actually do.

Smart, Practical Tips for Building a More Comfortable Subway Car

A new report zooms in on how people actually want to use the subway, giving rise to a hypothetical train design for the future.

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The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."

Rio's Completely Misguided Anti-Rape Effort: Cut Vans Used by the Poor

Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?