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Puffins, Pelicans, and Toucans: The Delightful Names of British Crosswalks

There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.

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The Quest for Safer Intersections

Researchers are trying to solve a classic driving dilemma by eliminating its danger.

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Saving Detroit's Public Transit By Privatizing It

The privately run Detroit Bus Company will try to pick up where the city's public transportation left off.

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Blind Pedestrianism, as a Video Game

A playful and silly take on the challenges of navigating an urban setting blind.

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Urban Fail of the Day: This Pothole

It is very big.

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Why Would Anyone Want Their Bus Shelter To Be an Interactive Jukebox?

Commuters in Sydney can now bop to high-energy techno music while they wait for their bus, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign.

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Is the Biker Rights Movement Gaining Momentum?

A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The sheer scale of America's busiest airport can hardly be appreciated in your average layover.

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Is There a Smart Way for Cities to Privatize Parking?

Sacramento hopes to learn from the successes and mistakes of Indianapolis and Chicago.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

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A New Law of Intercity Mobility

A group of network researchers proposes a "radiation model" of migration that more accurately predicts patterns of commuting, disease spread, and more.

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European 'Superbus' Aims to Hit 155 MPH on the Track

The Dutch government could soon adopt public buses that look like giant leeches and match a Porsche in speed.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

In Chicago, the CTA Bus Tracker isn't just a great tool for existing riders — it's actually encouraged new ones.

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Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

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Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.