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A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.

Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Sandy: How Bad Is It Looking, Really?

The "Frankenstorm" approaches.

AS + GG

A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

Reuters

A Historic Journey: The Trek to Mecca

Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.

Google Street View Tackles the Grand Canyon

The mapping service's sherpas are on the trail, backpack topped with the camera orb in tow.

Courtesy of Auckland Transport

The Case for Bus Transfers

Transit consultant Jarrett Walker explains how a network built on connections will benefit Auckland, New Zealand.

David Grant/Flickr

Isn't Every City Prettier in the Fall?

Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.

Philip Stockton

Seeing New York City Simultaneously at Night and Day

It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.

Anthony Flint

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

The Woodlands

What's the True Cost of Incorporation?

Texas master-planned community The Woodlands still isn't interested in becoming a city, and they have a strong case.

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Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

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What Really Happens When a City Makes Its Transit System Free?

Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.

Central Park Five/Florentine Films

Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.

What Not to Wear in Cocoa Beach, Florida: This Week in Bans

A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.

Jürgen Henn

Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck

For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.

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What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.

noPhoto

Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

Reuters

Laugh Along With Mexico's 800 Clowns

The annual Clown Congress meets this week.