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Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

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8 More Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Lofted bike lanes, automated parking, and more.

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We're In This Together: What the Dutch Know About Flooding That We Don't

The country's survival depends on water management, and its political structures allow for decisive, speedy action.

9 Technologies for Building the 'Road of the Future'

Cities around the world are reinventing the highway with things like de-icing pavements, color-changing paint and wind-powered street lights.

Danielle van Lunteren

High-Fashion Bags Inspired by Third World Filth

Danielle van Lunteren's "Infected" bags spread pestilence into the ultra-clean cities of the Netherlands.

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Next for New York: Real Flood Prevention Plans

Once the city recovers, it will have to decide what to do about the next storm.

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One Idea for Crime-Prone 'Hoods: Fill Them With Fake Crowds

An artist uses special effects to make dangerous public areas appear like bustling marketplaces.

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In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

Nerds crowdsource a sci-fi adventure that imagines the city as a post-apocalyptic wonderland.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

Public Art by Satellite

An event is documented by a Google satellite, creating a new and unnerving lens through which to view public space.

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What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like

Take a ride on this floating roundabout for cyclists, in the Netherlands of course.

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High-Tech Outerwear Designed to Fight Air Pollution

Behold, the ultimate in green fashion: a jacket that identifies and cleanses foul air.

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In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

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Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.

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Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.

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The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

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European 'Superbus' Aims to Hit 155 MPH on the Track

The Dutch government could soon adopt public buses that look like giant leeches and match a Porsche in speed.

The Most Complicated Border Town in the World

In Baarle-Nassau, pieces of Belgium and the Netherlands sit side-by-side, creating some strange municipal politics.