Paris

More Subway Stations Should Have Lawns

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

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The Problem With Paying People to Bike to Work

We still love cheap parking and old commute habits.

AP Paris/Jacques Brinon

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?

Maggie Gulick

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.

Connected Cycle

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

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

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Paris, Locked Down

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

Google

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

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

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Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Visit Paris, Which Is Now Infested by Rats Tourists Seem to Love

The Louvre Museum especially is overrun by the vermin this year, but 'Ratatouille' may have endeared them to visitors. 

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The Anxiety of Paris, Captured in a Single Department Store

A judge's ruling over renovations to La Samaritaine has the city wondering about its future. 

Reuters

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent. 

Reuters

Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative. 

Reuters

The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The ride-hailing company faces legal challenges across the continent.

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If Savanna Animals Took the Subway

A new photo project dreams up a Paris Metro commute for lions, giraffes, and the whole gang. 

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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.

Reuters

A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.