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Friday's Verrazano Bridge Protesters Join a Long History of Pro-Bike Activism

New Yorkers have been advocating for a bike and walking path for as long as the bridge has been around: 50 years.

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The Fight to Bring Pittsburghese to Merriam-Webster

Some jagoffs are trying to get Pittsburgh's go-to insult into a real English-language dictionary.

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Big-City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama's Immigration Order

Leaders plan to meet next month in New York to discuss how their cities can work with the new federal action.

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Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

Victoria Lautman

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.

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Rethinking Whole Foods in Detroit: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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This 'Beer Price Index' Will Streamline Your Party Budget

If you love cheap beer, steer clear of Oslo and head for Warsaw.

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Why People Write on Bathroom Walls

The study of "latrinalia" reveals deep connections between environment, social mores, and why dudes draw penises while women tend to scribble romantic poetry in public potties.

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Selling Conservative San Diego on Experimental Land Uses

The brand new Quartyard pop-up is a sign of changing attitudes in what has been a more traditional planning culture.

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Meet the World's Best Urban Wheelbarrower

Skateboarding is out, stunting on a tricked-out farm tool is in.

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Buffalo's Melting Snow Could Cause 'Significant Flooding'

Warm temperatures are expected this weekend, and that's not good.

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How Super-Small, European-Style Delivery Vehicles Could Make U.S. Streets Safer

A growing class of cargo vans enables smarter intersection design.

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How You Feel About Street Harassment Can Depend a Lot on Where You're From

Confessions and revelations from a Southern transplant who's accustomed to driving most places.

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The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."

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Surfing Out the Storm in Buffalo

One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

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Last Month Was the Hottest October on Record

Which means 2014 is still on track to become the warmest year ever.

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Can You Afford to Flip a House? Now Is the Time

Due to an enduring credit crunch, house-flipping has reached its lowest level in 5 years—but the practice is more profitable than ever.

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Why the Future of Major League Soccer Is Downtown

Young urbanites are Major League Soccer's most loyal demographic. They want their stadiums in city centers.

AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Germany's Famed Crosswalk Man Comes Under Fire for Being ... a Man

The Ampelfrau and her commanding yet adorable braid will be phased in, but opponents look askance for varied reasons.