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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

Jaak Kaevats

5 Minutes in the Life of a Sidewalk

A clever data visualization of how we move through shared space.

Kingyobu

Turn Your Old Phone Booths Into Aquariums

A Japanese artist fills an old phone booth with water and goldfish, to the delight of passers-by.

Aimi Nakano

Why Women-Only Transit Options Have Caught On

In Japan, groping on crowded trains is so common, young women seek refuge in cars where men aren't allowed.

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces