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BRTdata.org

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.

Flickr/Thomas Hawk

Here Is New York Transit

It's where rich and poor, wise and weird, picker and non-picker unite.

Google Maps

How to Make a Greener Parking Lot

They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.

The Latest Fantastic Transportation System That Will Never Be Built

We'd love to get from New York to Beijing in 2 hours, but we won't hold our breath.

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

Courtesy of Steve Wilkin

Illustrating a Commute, One Rider at a Time

Artist Steve Wilkin sketches those who ride the 7:38 train in a free newspaper.

Videos
Shweeb

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

Courtesy: City of New Haven

Bad Review of the Day: New Haven's Reviled Urban Highway Replacement

The city won a grant to replace its highway with a walkable downtown, but one group raises several concerns about the new plan.

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Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.

A Bike To Fix Public Transit's Biggest Problem

Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.

A Picture Worth 1,000 Arguments for More Walkable Streets

Some particularly disastrous streets, along with some hope for the future.

Streetline

The Future of Intelligent Parking

How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.

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Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

The regulation causes developers to build more spaces than they would otherwise, according to a new report.

Ultra Global

Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

Reuters

Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

Courtesy: Kaid Benfield

The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?

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The Odd Link Between Commute Direction and Marital Satisfaction

Couples that travel the same way to work are happier together, a new study in the U.S. and China concludes.

JCDecaux et al.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.