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A Moveable Chief: A Conversation With Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein

The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.

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In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.

Nate Berg

Creating ‘The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America’ ... In Southern California

A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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'I Hate the Blue Line' and Other Things Transit Systems Can Learn From Twitter

Public transportation riders aren't shy about expressing their displeasure when things go wrong

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A Homeless Man's Unused Subway Card Empire

John Jones says he's made $20,000 reselling tossed Metrocards. Should that be legal?

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Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

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Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

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Translating the American Highway System Into a Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth gives a London Tube map treatment to America's roadways

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Jerry Brown Breathes New Life Into High-Speed Rail

New business plan could see construction begin this year

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How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

A new report, based on an evaluation of Atlanta's transit system, suggests expanding into job centers and improving transfers

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

It isn't just about the number of buildings

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What an Old British Cartoon Can Teach Us About Urbanism

A World War II era case for walkable communities

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How Our Brains Navigate the City

By using a mental map oriented to the north, says a group of psychologists

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Walkable by Accident

Sometimes, a car-independent lifestyle can spring up where you least expect it

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After Demolishing a Highway, How Should a City Rebuild?

A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix

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What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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How To Make a City Healthy

A group outlines eight key pillars of sustainable communities

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Vancouver's Gondola Dreams May Be Too Expensive To Come True

The Canadian city has good reason to want to install the somewhat novel transit option on Burnaby Mountain, but the numbers still don't add up