Traffic

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In a Noisy Brooklyn Park, the Best New Feature May Be a Wall

Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.

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Your Neighborhood Significantly Influences the Air You Breathe

Levels of pollution exposure can vary dramatically within a city.

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Jakarta Cracks Down on Its Freelance Traffic Cops

But that won't solve its apocalyptic gridlock.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

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The Secret Art of Street Sweeping

How New York cleans 6,000 miles of roads every day.

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In Peru, Outrage Builds Over 'Phantom' Speed Limit Signs

Who is responsible for Lima's missing road signs? No one seems to know.

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How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune

The city's demand pricing program balances efficiency with affordability.

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How Traffic Congestion Affects Economic Growth

For good and bad.

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Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way

Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.

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How Not To Protest the Government

A very weird plan to send Washington a message by disrupting D.C.'s commuters.

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The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.

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The Wildly Different Traffic Lights of East and West Germany

How Berlin's iconic Ampelmännchen were born and saved from destruction.

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Could Nighttime Deliveries Solve a Lot of Our Traffic Problems?

One man's crusade to get restaurants, shops and offices to receive all their goods between 10 and 6.

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A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

Tom Vanderbilt on how human behavior makes congestion worse than it needs to be.

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How Supply Chain Data Can Affect Bike Lanes as Much as the Cost of Bread

MIT researchers are working on a potentially massive public-access database of metrics like retail density and delivery frequency.

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The Search for a Better Delivery Truck System for Old, Narrow European Streets

EU ideas for reducing road freight-related congestion.

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Watch the Long-Delayed $6.4 Billion Bay Bridge Rise in Minutes

California's largest public works project is finally open to traffic.

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Traffic Stunt of the Day: Dancing Zebras Help Pedestrians Cross the Street

A hilariously creative effort to stop cars at red lights.

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Kabul's Utterly Mundane Urban Planning Crisis

The city's biggest problem isn't suicide bombers or militants... it's the traffic.