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To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

According to a new study, free Wi-Fi makes travelers more likely to opt not to drive

Courtesy City of New Haven

In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

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It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love Approach

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Joshua Lott / Reuters

U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

18,000 bridges in need of repair are located in large U.S. metropolitan areas

Reuters

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

Reuters

Why American Commute Times Are Difficult to Compare to Other Countries

In one recent survey the U.S. has relatively short commutes; in another, they're relatively long

Flickr/Vincent Desjardins

The Folly of City-Owned Parking Garages

Guaranteeing cheap downtown parking creates all the wrong incentives for drivers

Flickr/Amsterdamize

Bicycle Storage Solutions for a Bike-Crazed World

Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing

Flickr user FLC, licensed under Creative Commons

Fixing Atlanta's Transportation Mess, with Pennies

Metro area leaders approve $6.14 billion project list for 2012 referendum

Flickr user tdm911, licensed under Creative Commons

In Search of a Bicycling Culture, Richmond Invites World's Elites to Town

The city has just a few years to transform its cycling infrastructure before the UCI Road World Championships

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Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Flickr user trams aux fils, licensed under Creative Commons

Streetcar Serenity

If light rail and streetcar systems are 'too quiet,' it would be an awfully nice problem to have

Courtesy Relay Rides

Car-Sharing Gets Personal

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing services are ripe to expand to cities of all sizes

Flickr user: faceless b

The Limits of New Urbanism in Portland's Orenco Station

Walking and social interaction are high in this planned community, but commuting by transit remains low

CityFixer

More Ways Neighborhoods Can Decrease Car Use

Your responses from this week's The Big Fix

Photo by Flickr user Nonsequiturlass, used under a Creative Commons license

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

Michele Weisbart

Combating Obesity with Street Design

A new manual from L.A. County seeks to improve public health via the built environment

Lisa Margonelli

Brooklyn's Super Convenient but Mostly Illegal Private Bus Service

Dollar Vans offer a much-needed transit link. What's so wrong about that?