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The Awesome Power of ToolBanks

A simple idea has exponential benefits for cities and communities.

When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

Why China Needs More Human-Scale Development

It's time for fast-growing Asian cities to dump the super-block.

London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose

The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

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Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America

Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?

Of Course People Will Ride California HSR

What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

Study of the Day: Planners Miscalculate Benefits of New Roads

Researchers in Denmark found that municipalities underestimate the economic and environmental impact of new roads.

Why Americans and Europeans Give Directions Differently

A new study finds big cross-cultural differences in spatial descriptions.

You Can Now Travel the Really Boring Part of the Thames By Air

Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?

Filling a City With Moving Walkways: Is This a Good Idea?

Is this Spanish walkalator a boon for the old and infirm, or a crutch for the lazy?

The End of Taxis

Traditional taxicab drivers are in trouble and they don't even know it yet. 

The Underground New York Public Library

A subway-hopping photographer memorializes reading riders on a Tumblr blog.

London Mayor's Olympic Message to Tube Riders: 'There Is Going to Be Huge Pressure on the Transport Network'

Transit riders will get to hear the mayor's voice on their trips throughout the Olympics.

Videos

New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

Why Environmental Reviews Are Slowing Down Big Projects

It takes a long time to get big infrastructure investments through the process, but it doesn't have to.

How the Transportation Bill Failed America

Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.

Court Decision of the Day: NYC's Taxis Don't Have To Be Wheelchair Accessible

It looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to remake the taxi industry will move forward.