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Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

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The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.

A Dazzling Animation of London's Bicycle Commuters

Jo Wood's map of five million British bike rides looks like it came from outer space.

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

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Don't Take Your Gun to the Playground in This North Carolina Town: This Week in Bans

Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.

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A House on Penny Road Will Cost More Than a House on Penny Lane

When it comes to home prices, not all street names are created equal.

Tom Downey

The (Not So Great) Economics of Micro Restaurants

Serving a dozen diners a night is getting more popular but not more profitable.

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Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

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It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

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Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."

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Urbanites Read News Differently Than Their Rural Counterparts

For one thing, they're more interested in night clubs and restaurants.

Paolo Cirio

Bringing the 'Ghosts' of Google Street View To Life

An artist recreates the scenes captured by Google's cameras.

Could Parking Lot Walkways Point the Way to Walkable Redevelopment?

It’s all about the future street pattern.

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Even the Smell of Cigarettes Changes How We Use Public Spaces

Smokers and the battle for the outdoors.

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How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

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Could Bike GPS Actually Help You Get Your Stolen Bike Back?

Mobiloc says it's invented the first GPS-enabled bike lock.

Who Are Google's Ocean 'Street Views' Really For?

Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?

Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Why Britain's Railway Privatization Failed

Accidents and defaults have riders clamoring for a public takeover. But will the promised reintegration work?

Florentijn Hofman

Plastic Bag Creation of the Day: The Slugs of Angers

Move over balloon animals. There's a new game in town.