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Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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A New Model for Green Schools

A school in Portland, Oregon, is housed in a super-green building. And that's just the beginning.

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Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

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The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.

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Can Trees Actually Deter Crime?

Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.

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Even In Low-Crime Portland, Police Want Cameras

Despite pockets of crime, critics say the cameras are taking police power too far.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.