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This Is Supposedly the Urban Bike of the Future

If trends continue, we'll all soon be riding extremely well-designed mopeds.

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.

A Surprising Number of Bank Robbers Use Mass Transit for Their 'Getaway'

In the modern city, criminality meets multimodality.

Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?

In an initial study, researchers found a large disparity. 

What If U.S. Cities Just Stopped Participating in the War on Drugs?

An idea whose time may have finally come. 

Portland to Flush Reservoir After Teen Uses It as a Toilet

"Our customers don't anticipate drinking water that's been contaminated by some yahoo who decided to pee into a reservoir."

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.

How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.

The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

Bike-Share Hits Yet Another Snag in Portland, Oregon

The city planned to unveil its $4 million program in 2014. But Bixi's bankruptcy has officials reconsidering.

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

Portland Sets Another Bicycle Milestone

A new apartment building will offer 1,200 cyclist parking spots, a North American record.

Should Portland Save a Building It Really, Really Hates?

Almost no one likes the Michael Graves office building. But it's one of America's most important pieces of postmodern architecture.

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

What Ideas Have You Copied or Borrowed From Other Cities?

Stealing is encouraged among mayors.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.