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Car-Sharing Gets Personal

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

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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

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More Ways Neighborhoods Can Decrease Car Use

Your responses from this week's The Big Fix

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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?

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

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Seattle Greenways Push Cycling to Side Streets

Traffic calming and bike lane projects are helping cyclists avoid traffic on major roads

Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Paris Launches One-Way Car-Sharing

Autolib offers compact, all-electric vehicles modeled after Velib

When We Were Still Getting Used to Traffic Lights

An archival film from 1937 explains how automatic traffic signals worked in different cities across the country

Craig Keller/Chicago's I-Go

Car-Sharing for Less

By operating as nonprofits, smaller shared vehicle services are expanding their reach

Robert Torzynski

Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

A bold proposal to eliminate money-losing lines revives the question

REUTERS/John Gress

The Joy of Parking in Chicago

In a global survey of 20 cities, finding a spot ranks toughest in New Delhi, easiest in the Windy City

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle to Maintain Mass Transit

The last thing we need right now is to make it harder for people to get to work

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

Brian Snyder / Reuters

How to Keep High-Speed Rail Alive

Amid disappearing funding, a new report looks at how high-speed rail can still happen in the U.S.

Reuters/Tony Melville

One Downside to Bicycle Commuting: Biker's Lung

London bike commuters found to breathe in more soot than pedestrians

Gary Toth

Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer

The Shared Spaces theory has started to catch on in Europe, but will Americans ever buy it?