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The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

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"Brussels Express"

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

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Mapnificent

30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Courtesy of Eric Jaffe

A New Yorker's (Sadly Lopsided) Scorecard of Tokyo Transportation

Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.

Transportation for America

Why Seniors, Children, and the Poor Are at Greater Risk of Traffic Deaths

Low-income neighborhoods often lack even the most basic pedestrian infrastructure.

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Did Parking Meters Just Get Too Smart?

The end of free time in Santa Monica.

Walk Score

Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

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Getting More Women On Bikes

This weekend, an event called Cyclo Femme aims to up the percentage of women on two wheels around the world.

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Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

Courtesy: Citibike

Corporate Sponsorship of New York Bike Share Probably Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

The city is covered in advertisements. At least this one will help me move my butt from one part to the other.

Nate Berg

'That Boy Can Drive': Behind the Wheel at the 2012 International Bus Roadeo

The olympics of bus driving draws stiff competition, and plenty of devoted fans.

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Long Island Kids Beg for a School Bus to Take Them Across a Dangerous Road

New York's “complete streets” law is a step in the right direction, but roads around the state continue to threaten the lives of children who live and go to school near them.

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The Impending Obesity Epidemic

42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030 - why aren't we doing more to fight this?

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Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.

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Longer Commute, Bigger Waistline

Yet more evidence that your drive to work is making you unhealthy.

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Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going

A new study suggests vehicular travel affects children's ability to navigate their neighborhood and connect to their community.

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Do Passing Distance Laws Really Protect Cyclists?

Three and four-foot rules are springing up across the country, but their benefits are debatable.

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The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.