Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.


The Delicate Politics of Olympic Security

Londoners may be watching their city’s security takeover anxiously, but they can't seem to turn away.

Peel Engineering

The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?


Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

The Local History Behind London's Olympic Unease

Two East London neighborhoods will be irrevocably changed by the Games. Is this a bad thing?

JCDecaux et al.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.

U.K. Dept. for Transportation

Puffins, Pelicans, and Toucans: The Delightful Names of British Crosswalks

There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.


The PR Disaster of London's Olympic Traffic Lanes

Organizers of the Summer Games are finding it difficult to balance their own needs with that of the host city.


Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.


Photos of London's Olympic Prep

The city primps for its big day.

Reuters/Andrew Winning

In Pre-Summer Games London, Edginess and Anticipation

Londoners have complicated feelings about hosting the Olympics. You'll be hearing from one of them here every week.


Property Value Decline of the Day: -2.5 Percent

Billions of dollars in investment have not helped Newham, the borough that will host London's Olympics.


Watch What Happens When East London Potholes Become Mini-Gardens

An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.

Elephants and Whales on the London Tube

Artists connect the dots to reveal animal shapes on the city's subway map.


Number of the Day: 23,700

The estimated number of security personnel needed for the London Olympics.

Heatherwick Studio

Sleek, Redesigned London Bus Gets Off to an Awkward Start

The U.K.'s first "Boris Bus" hit the streets yesterday, then broke down and had to be "rebooted."


The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.


Why Don't Americans Riot Anymore?

Unlike Europe, the U.S. hasn't had a rash of mass urban violence in a generation.


New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.