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Don't Drive in Malaysia

The southeast Asian country has become a hotbed of road deaths.

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More on Airports' Proximity to Downtowns

Here's a complete listing of the distance between airports and cities.

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Where You Live Could Make Your Kids Fat

A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.

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Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.

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An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

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Abolishing Parking Minimums Is Not Anti-Children

The Seattle Times editorial board worries a proposal to relax parking minimums will hurt families, but they're getting it backward.

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Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents

Millennials are increasingly uninterested in the burden of car ownership.

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America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.

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The De-Bikification of Beijing

Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?

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1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

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How BART Finally Decided to Replace Its Bacteria-Covered, Gross Old Seats

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is deploying vinyl seats that don't cough up clouds of filth when smacked, like the wool ones do.

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Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

If you can't avoid a car commute, maybe you can slightly change what time you do it.

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Why a Pedestrian Avenue Makes So Much Sense for Midtown Manhattan

Despite initial skepticism, a 6 ½ Avenue would merely legitimize behavior that is already happening.

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A Brief History of the Parking Meter

How a newspaperman in Oklahoma City revolutionized downtown parking.

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A Single Day On the Moscow Subway, in 2 Minutes

A time-lapse film highlights both the serene and the chaotic nature of the city's famous subway system.

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Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bus Rapid Transit

A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.