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Transit Projects Shouldn't Take Longer to Finish in 2014 Than They Did in 1925

Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.

RBD Enterprises

City Maps Made by Judgmental Jerks

These fearlessly biased maps point out areas of "religious wackadoodles," "white guilt," and "Kardashian watchers."

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The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt

The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

Nate Berg

The Sidewalk of the Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but the best replacement has yet to emerge.

Flickr user waltarrrrr

In the Pedways of Los Angeles Past, a Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Despite its reputation, L.A. has deep walkable roots.

Ryan Schude

Whimsical Portraits of People and Their Cars

Catching up with the man fascinated by the relationship between humans and their personal vehicles.

Associated Press

California's Metros Take the Prize for 2014's Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

But they're not alone: roughly half the nation lives with unhealthy concentrations of ozone or particulate pollution.

Nate Berg

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

A lesson in range anxiety on the country's emerging Supercharger network.

LADOT/Jim Simmons

How L.A. Designed Simple Kits That Let You 'Make-Your-Own' Park

The People St program helps novices create a parklet, plaza, or bike parking area.

MPI

Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

AP

Why UberX Will Win in the End

Transportation network companies mirror early 20th century jitneys — except this time they'll survive.

Revisiting the Work of One of America's Best Postwar Photographers

Some of Garry Winogrand's most compelling images of New York, L.A., and Albuquerque.

A Look Through the LAPD's Stunning Photo Archives

Old photographs from the infamous police department will be on display inside a fake police station at Paramount Studios.

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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities.

Michael Kelley Photography/Facebook

One Stunning Image Captures 8 Hours of Departures at LAX

A snapshot of Los Angeles's famously bustling airport. 

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.