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Chart of the Day: For Pedestrians, November Is the Cruelest Month

A data expert in Toronto charts the most dangerous days for walkers

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Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

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How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

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At Crosswalks, Should Drivers Have to Be Mind Readers?

Ann Arbor, Mich., grapples with redefining a law that forces drivers to stop if a pedestrian even appears to be approaching a crossing

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Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

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Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

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Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive

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The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

As developers look to latch on to the popularity of bike sharing, winners and losers emerge

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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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The Case for Free Hospital Parking

Not all parking fees are created equal, and some may amount to a hidden medical cost

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

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Grocery Stores on Wheels

Mobile fresh food trucks are popping up in under-served neighborhoods all over the country

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Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

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After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

Four years ago, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

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Counting Parking Spots, From Above

Researchers at the University of Connecticut undertake a painstaking survey of parking infrastructure in cities

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How Manhattan Sped Up its Buses Without Rapid Transit

The city's select bus service cut down idle time by collecting tickets at stops, rather than on the bus