Paris

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning

It’s not just possible, it’s happening in Houten.

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.

A Man Is Slowly Filling Europe With 3D Models of His Face

Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.

Parkour Nuts Conquer the Dizzying Heights of Paris

There are at least three close calls with death in this hair-raising video.

In Paris, Plans for a Seine Reinvention

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced an "almost philosophical project" to take the famed river's quayside back from cars.

The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

More Subway Stations Should Have Lawns

How to transform the Paris Metro into pastureland in a couple easy steps.

The Problem With Paying People to Bike to Work

We still love cheap parking and old commute habits.

The Eiffel Tower Is Now the Loveliest Electrical Generator in the World

It's all about visibility: If one of the most famous monuments in the world can use sustainable energy, why can't everything else?

The Careful Transformation of an Abandoned Paris Scrap Yard

Before it becomes part of a new eco-district, artists and residents of suburban Aubervilliers stopped to commemorate the history in their midst.

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

Paris, Locked Down

With a manhunt still underway, the city's usual bustle has been replaced with a sense of shock and heightened security.

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.

The French Invented the Apartment

Two New York architects enamored with Parisian flats convinced Rutherford Stuyvesant to build New York's first apartment building in the late 1860s.

What France Can Teach U.S. Cities About Transit Design

What the French gamely call the "art of insertion" is really a multimodal understanding of streets.

Can France Restore Renters' Faith in Fair Housing With Pricing Caps?

New legislation recognizes that demand for units has spun out of control, as have the fees and price hikes rental agencies charge.