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The Fine Print Behind Capital Bikeshare's Unbanked Program

Capital Bikeshare anticipated (and addressed) a lot of the criticisms of their new program for the unbanked

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How Should Metros Respond to Emergencies?

NYC subway riders trapped on A train last winter sue the city for a "policy that will benefit the public now and for years to come"

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International Free Transit Day

Around the world, cities let revelers ride for free on New Year’s Eve

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Chart of the Day: Biking and Gender

Where women bike as much as men, and where they don't

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Unconventional Public Transit Project of the Day

An urban escalator opens in hilly Medellin slum

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

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Bike-Sharing for the Unbanked

D.C. tries to find a way to include residents who don't have credit cards

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$6 Billion for Southern California's $40 Billion Need

Two cost estimates of needed pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure differ wildly

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Can Amtrak Afford Its New NYC Home?

As construction of Moynihan Station moves forward, the rail provider says it can't pay much rent

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What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

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Manila’s 'Christmas Lanes' Streamline Holiday Traffic

The Philippines capital turns roads into temporary highways to ease shopping-related congestion

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How Public Transit Celebrates the Holidays

A roundup of the best train lights and subway car decorations

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The Evolution of Traffic Accidents in New York

Fatalities are on pace to hit their lowest mark in a century. A look back at the way things were when traffic statistics began

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Finding the Route of Least Emissions

Experts are working on models that would bring green-routing to your GPS

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Silicon Valley's Urban Planning Dilemma

An environmental law that sometimes keeps the region from building housing that's close to jobs

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A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

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Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go