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The piece begins not in New York but three thousand miles west in Seattle with Janette Sadik-Khan explaining how she triumphed over auto interests by taking back precious road space and returning it to the people in the form of plazas and bike lanes.
Yesterday   CityLab
When it comes to the Census, the term "alternative transportation" makes perfect sense. Eric Jaffe looks at the 15 metropolitan areas with the lowest auto commuting and describes the most popular alternatives.
Aug 21, 2015   CityLab
Eric Jaffe of CityLab looks at what went wrong with what should have been a clear way to employ technology to reduce crashes and save lives, and what can be done to stem the tide of cities removing red light cameras.
Aug 18, 2015   CityLab
The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.
Aug 13, 2015   CityLab
Researchers who studied the appeal of New York City streetscapes find an additionally significant factor on the streets of Salt Lake City: the photo op.
Aug 12, 2015   CityLab
Some people dream of jet packs, others dream of using a smartphone to navigate between transit systems and modes without needing to stop to buy a new fare card.
Aug 12, 2015   CityLab
Facing record-level population growth and a booming job market, the city of San Francisco wants luxury developers to pay into the public transit system.
Aug 9, 2015   CityLab
Laura Bliss argues that implicit discrimination in the boundary-shaping policies of school districts necessitates reform of the property-tax funding system.
Jul 30, 2015   CityLab
The Startup Genome Project ranks the Silicon Valley as far and away the best location in the world for startup businesses, but other American cities appear all over the top ten.
Jul 29, 2015   CityLab
The age-old conflict between cars and bikes finally has the attention of one of the giants. Ford's Info Cycle project mounts sensors on street bikes to map out how multi-modal city travelers move around.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab