Pittsburgh

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The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion

The humble traffic signal is gaining some new responsibilities.

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Remembering Pittsburgh's Most Mesmerizing Sign

In a city filled with illuminated signs, Westinghouse's light show was the one to watch for 30 years. Nostalgia for it remains.

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The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

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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.

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Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

The 10 Most Hellish Hills for America's Cyclists

Where lie the country's steepest, most muscle-shredding streets?

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Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

Aaron Cassara

Where Atlantic Cities Readers Think Millennials Can Make It Now

Our series drew impassioned responses from city boosters and haters alike.

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Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

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You've Heard of a Party Bus. Now Pittsburgh Has a Party Bridge

Festivities for a rubber duck Friday, and a man jumping off the bridge (safely) with joy last night.

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When It Comes to Streetcars and Economic Development, There's So Much We Don't Know

Both BRT and streetcars are championed as tools for development. But only one has evidence to back that up.

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Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up?

Compared to other recent transit marketing campaigns, these seem pretty tolerable.

Dustin Cable

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.

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Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.

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The Giant Rubber Ducky Is Migrating to Pittsburgh

The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.

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Is China Not Urbanizing Fast Enough?: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we' ve come across in the past seven days.

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Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Videos That'll Make You Kind of Love the City

The baseball team ditched CGI ship fights for streetscapes and signature Pittsburgh imagery.