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If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come

A new report on Montreal's BIXI shows cycling rates increase by the end of season two.

What the Urban Coyote Can Teach Us About Nature in Cities

The challenge of reprogramming our urban spaces.

Cars and Robust Cities Are Fundamentally Incompatible

50 years ago, experts predicted automobiles would drain the life from urban areas. Their predictions are coming true.

Who Is Worse for New Orleans, Mardi Gras Revelers or Super Bowl Fans?

Let's settle this age-old question right here and now.

Scenes From Carnaval, the 'Largest Street Fair on the Planet'

The debauchery you're missing stuck at your desk.

Will Construction Ever Come Back?

How the recovery is proceeding in housing markets across metros.

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

10 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem a Little Less Tiny

It's a bench! A bookcase! A coffee table! Or all three.

The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

We've got a "typology radar graph" for that.

Michael Bloomberg, Civil Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Sure, the mayor crusades against soft drinks and cigarettes. But he's got a great record where it counts.

A Map of Dirty Place Names

Depending on your capacity for innuendo, of course.

The Lessons We Haven't Learned From London's Killer Fog of 1952

Because of global urbanization, the number of people exposed to catastrophic levels of pollution is growing exponentially.

The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

America's Schools Won't Be Saved by Great Teachers

Disconnected and muddled curriculum does more damage to our schools and colleges than bad teachers do.

Terrifying Footage of the Mississippi Tornado

A monster twister ripped through the town of Hattiesburg, destroying hundreds of homes and injuring at least 12.

Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

Fixing a Secret Cause of Urban Traffic

Delivery trucks are responsible for a big chunk of the congestion we experience. Here are some ideas for getting them off the road.

Indianapolis's Non-Profits Move In Together

Indianapolis couldn't afford to tear down the old city market. So a bunch of non-profits turned it into a work space and farmers' market.

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

The fourth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.