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Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

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Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

Joe Freedman

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.

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Portland: Build This Retirement Home for Chickens!

Portlanders are putting their elderly poultry out to pasture. We have a better idea.

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Which Cities Are the Musical Trend Setters?

A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes. 

Flickr/John Bracken

Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?

ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

Courtesy: Classic Foods

Urbanizing the Suburban Food Chain

How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.

A Bike To Fix Public Transit's Biggest Problem

Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.

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Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

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Portland's Mayoral Race Is Full of Delightful Oddballs

Could Oregon's largest city be helmed by a tree-climbing arsonist, a man who holds proof of God's existence, or the guitar genius behind the tweaker anthem, "Mobile Crank Lab"?

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

Postcard From Portland, Oregon

A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Goody Clancy

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

BOXX Corp.

Portlander Designs Electric, Boxy Scooter of the Future

For those who love riding around town on what looks like a ridiculously large iPod, there is the BOXX.