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Strip Malls and Big Box Stores Linked to Increased Traffic Deaths Among Seniors

How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

Brazil's Curitiba was once a model of sustainable planning. Now, it's struggling with a slew of urban problems.

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A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

The Rise of the Citizen Cyclist

As cycling goes mainstream, hardcore riders in New York City complain about being tamed. Here's why they're wrong.

Young Americans Aren't the Only Ones Driving Much Less Than Their Parents

A new study shows 18- to 29-year old Germans are also leaving the road.

The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

The Future of Car Commuting

Road trains — semi-autonomous highway platoons — recently completed a promising trial, but questions remain.

Rethinking the Economics of Traffic Congestion

Traffic is not an economic problem. It’s an indicator of a healthy urban economy. 

When Automotive 'Drifting' Goes Horribly Wrong, in Saudi Arabia

Could this be the worst car accident ever put to video?

Rant of the Day: Washington's Bikeshare Is for Smug Socialists

A local journalist offers a strange diatribe against D.C.'s bikeshare program.

The Urban Health Desert

Without better planning, health disparities between rich and poor neighborhoods will continue to grow.

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Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?