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Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour

A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.

MIT Media Lab

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

Isoscope

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.

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Who Gets Permanent Work Visas in America?

When it comes to getting a visa approved, it helps if you work in the finance sector.

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A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

Where are people relocating from and where are they heading?

Jeff Ferzoco

48 Madcap Hours in the Life of Citi Bike

What patterns emerge when you plot 75,000 rides in the nation's largest bike-share program?

Seth Kadish/Vizual Statistix

Is Your City's Street Grid Really a Grid?

This intriguing new visual maps the symmetry of urban layouts.

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

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How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

Spoiler alert: It's mostly just watching TV.

NATS

A Spellbinding Look at 24 Hours of European Flight Paths

Europe's airplane activity in this visualization looks like a hive of angry, electrified bees.

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Tracking Exactly How Much Air Pollution You're Exposed To

A fascinating new project maps the air quality fluctuations within a city.

Zato Novo

Watch Your Name Grow and Shrink in Popularity Across the U.S.

Tracking the spread of 29,000 baby names over the past century.

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.

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A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.

FlowingData

Mapping Where People Run

These graphics chart the most popular routes in 22 cities.

Visualizing Exactly How Subways Distort Our Sense of Space

An experiment from Shanghai.

Marcelo Duhalde

Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries

If you want your newborn to live a long life, try traveling to Europe.

Josh Begley

The Eye-Opening Aerial Geography of U.S. Military Might

Fascinating patterns from overhead images of American military installations.

Chris Walker

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?