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How Tiny ‘Safety Towns’ Give Kids Street Smarts – CityLab

  These miniature towns and roads that dot America aren’t just cute—they’ve helped teach children pedestrian and bike safety since the 1930s. Source: How Tiny 'Safety...

California is much more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

It’s not about luck. It’s about smart policy. Source: California is much more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

This Artist Has Tapped Into Venice’s Rich Maritime History With 100 Hand-Painted Sails That Will Float Through Venice During the Biennale | artnet News

The New York artist has been working with local sailors to stage four regattas to take place throughout the Venice Biennale. Source: This Artist Has...

Should AOC’s Public Transportation Choices Matter?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ transportation choices are rightly getting attention. The freshman congresswoman representing Queens and the Bronx was called out by the New York Post over...

For Students in Baltimore, Getting to School Can Be a Scary Ride

On Friday, Bryonna Harris was taking a city bus back from Frederick Douglass High School to her home in Northeast Baltimore. But on that...

Las Vegas Gambles on a ‘Smart City’ Technology Makeover

Let it ride: Las Vegas launched a self-driving downtown shuttle service last year, part of a wave of high-tech pilots. John Locher/AP The casino...

If the Economy Is So Great, Why Are Car Loan Defaults at a Record High?

To live and work in much of the U.S., access to a car is virtually a requirement. Jobs, shops, doctors, and daycare are often...

Technopolis

From electric scooters to the gig economy, technology is reshaping the way people live and work in cities. But these changes often happen without...

Think of California High-Speed Rail as an $11 Billion Streetcar

Not canceled! High-speed rail is, in fact, already under construction in Fresno, California. Rich Pedroncelli/AP California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to complete only a...

Can a Light Rail Train Link a Divided City?

A woman rides a light rail train in Jerusalem. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Part cultural tour, part social activism, a project called Dissolving Boundaries uses Jerusalem's...

With Trains Like Schwebebahn, No Wonder Germans Love Public Transit

The Schwebebahn runs 18 trains per direction, per hour during the day, making it more frequent than just about any transit line in the...

Mapping the Growing Gap Between Job Seekers and Employers

Good news: America’s cities have plenty of jobs. Bad news: Many of the people who want them don’t live anywhere nearby. A new analysis by...

Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ Is Bound for Controversy

The $6.5 billion Mayan Train would be Mexico's most ambitious passenger rail project in decades. Press Office Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador President Andrés Manuel...

Dig Your Crazy Tunnel, Elon Musk!

Let’s get one thing straight: The Tesla-in-a-tunnel that Elon Musk unveiled to reporters on Tuesday night in Los Angeles was not a “train,” although...

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

A monitor advertises a new global forecasting system at the IBM booth at CES International. John Locher/AP Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel...

Could High-Speed Rail Ease California’s Housing Crisis? See Japan.

The future of California’s ambitious but troubled high-speed rail project is murkier than ever. Always controversial, the California High-Speed Rail (CHSR) project, which promises to...

An Italian City Will Pay Residents to Ride Bikes

The southern Italian city of Bari is keen to get more of its citizens cycling to work. So keen, in fact, that it’s prepared...

Electric Scooters Sent Nearly 250 Riders to L.A. Emergency Rooms Last Year. Is That a Lot?

He should probably find a helmet. Mike Blake/Reuters A UCLA study tracked a year of injuries from e-scooter use in two Southern California hospitals....

Federal Transit Funding Is on Track to Dry Up in 2021. Yes, Cities Are Worried.

With the federal government back in operation for three weeks after a historic shutdown, U.S. transportation agencies are breathing short sighs of relief. As...

Should These Train Tracks Be on Fire?

Hey, have you heard? It’s cold out there. “There” being the U.S. Midwest, and specifically Chicago, which has been gripped by historically frigid temperatures. As...

London’s Surprisingly Rich History of Transit Textile Design

Designing a practical and attractive seat covering for public transit has never been the easiest of briefs. When designer Enid Marx was commissioned in...

As the Planet Warms, Who Should Get to Drive?

A new study calls for "universal auto access" as a way to help address economic disparities. David Zalubowski/AP A new study argues that “universal...

Accessibility Advocates Rally Over Mother’s Death on Subway Stairs

On a Manhattan sidewalk on Wednesday, about 30 protesters gathered in silence, holding white tulips. They laid the blooms outside the 7th Avenue subway...

Uber Wants to Be Your One-Stop Transit Stop

In 2004, Denver looked bound to be the most advanced transit town west of the Mississippi. With a $4.7 billion bond measure passed, the...