The Onion is probably trolling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than bike riders with this one.
The lengths to which cities have gone, or will go, in their bids to attract the second headquarters for Amazon has produced a cottage industry of media coverage. Satire from The Onion follows that trail to its most explosive of possible ends.
November 3, 2017, 5am PDT
OK, the officer said it was "screaming" a song that got a driver near Montreal in trouble.
October 31, 2017, 5am PDT
What is it about Robert Moses that makes people break out in song?
October 27, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion is satire, so we'll never know if Jeff Bezos felt sorry for any of the cities wasting time and money on a pitch to win Amazon's second headquarters.
October 20, 2017, 5am PDT
You know the bumper sticker. It's the one that begins with the words "How's My Driving?" and ends with a 1-800 number.
October 6, 2017, 5am PDT
LEGO fans rejoice! Bjarke Ingels Group has made the LEGO house of your dreams a full-sized reality, and it's stocked full of LEGOs.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Building Design (BD) a British architecture publication, has announced the "winner" of the competition to decide the ugliest new building of the year.
September 4, 2017, 5am PDT
'Hoodmaps' are here, but the crowdsourcing map tool is attempting to improve on the "Judgmental Maps" that came before.
August 25, 2017, 6am PDT
Finally, we know where Internet trolls come from—no, not the basements of parents' houses.
August 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Guinness World Records is on the line.
August 22, 2017, 7am PDT
Parting shots from the Great American Eclipse.
August 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
August 11, 2017, 5am PDT
A new voice in the wilderness of YouTube: the War on Cars.
August 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Depressed by city planning in your neck of the woods? Ben Brown says to lower your expectations.
August 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion's always-sardonic "American Voices" feature allows some totally fake people to respond to Honolulu's recent decision to make it illegal to text while crossing the street on foot.
August 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
The protest isn't likely to work, but some locals will miss a fast-food joint that they say serves as a democratic oasis in the neighborhood.
July 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city denied an application for an art installation that would have tethered giant golden pigs to a barge on the Chicago River, temporarily interrupting the view of the sign on the infamous Trump sign.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 28, 2017, 5am PDT
This kind of satire burns.
July 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Actually-fake-news site The Onion got a few burns on the world of planning this week. One article satirized the nation's inaction over the state of its infrastructure. The other hit the Brookings Institute where it hurts: the policy recommendations.