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In Portland, Eco-Friendly Policies Don't Benefit Everyone: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Manhattanhenge Is Upon Us. Is Your Soul Prepared?

Our predictions for this weekend. May God save New York City.

Workplace Safety, as Demonstrated by Buster Keaton

Just months before his death, the silent film star starred in a gag-filled project for the Construction Safety Association of Ontario.

Travel Times Between European Countries, Mapped

Here’s how long it takes to travel from Vienna to other cities using only trains and your comfortable walking shoes.

Minneapolis Has Major Racial Disparities in Its Policing

A new ACLU report shows that arrests for low-level offenses in the city skew heavily toward blacks. Including arrests that don’t “fit any crime.”

Once Upon a Time It Was Possible to Raise the Gas Tax

It’s been done before—by a Republican President, no less.

Tolerance and Intolerance in the City

A new study tries to determine what a “tolerant” city looks like.

Half of All American Families Are Staring at Financial Catastrophe

And they’re turning to payday loans and other lenders of last resort when crises occur.

Why Did a Self-Braking Volvo Plow Into a Bystander?

Caught on video, a perplexing collision raises questions about how to regulate automated features.

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

To be far from home in a major, diverse metropolis such as New York or Los Angeles is one thing. But those who have landed in small cities across the Midwest face a whole other sort of isolation.

How to Optimize Your Caffeine Buzz

This is not a drill.

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

10 Bikes Take Up the Same Space as 1 Car in London

As this photograph from Camden attests.

Pressed for Space, Singapore Looks Underground for Room to Grow

A wave of construction below the earth’s surface aims to make room for the city above.

A Millions-Strong Horde of Flies Descends Upon a Canadian City

The insect clouds are so dense “you need a gas mask,” says a local.

Chicago Is Way Stricter About Subway Manners Than New York

The CTA’s new courtesy campaign points out all of the ways you’re being a jerk in transit.

Here Comes Summer, There Goes Your Running Water

In Detroit and Baltimore, residents behind on water payments prepare to go without. Why aren’t utilities going after delinquent big companies first?

Free Amazon Prime Same-Day Delivery Comes to 14 Cities

Fulfilling your fantasies of instant gratification.

Reddit, Mapped

A data scientist visualizes the sprawling site so you can find that weird, niche-interest group you never even knew to look for.