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A proposal to block cars (and bikes) from Oxford Street has the support of London Mayor and the Westminster Council—as well as the general public.
Evening Standard
February 18, 2018, 5am PST
Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a fake garage door to live in an area that required a garage space.
The Guardian
February 13, 2018, 5am PST
Congestion pricing, done right (details matter), mitigates a downside of urban density: traffic congestion. Professor John Rennie Short explores the history of congestion pricing, its application in Singapore and London, and why it's good for NYC.
The Conversation
February 12, 2018, 11am PST
Bournemouth native Stuart Semple is intent on "naming and shaming the bodies who fund and install these things."
The Art Newspaper
February 11, 2018, 7am PST
Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.
February 3, 2018, 5am PST
Satellite images make some of the best maps.
Local Authority of Building Control
January 30, 2018, 5am PST
Exploring the surprising origins of the American suburbs.
Building Suburban Power
January 4, 2018, 1pm PST
In the U.K. university town of Cambridge, more than a quarter of disabled commuters travel by bike.
The Guardian
December 28, 2017, 2pm PST
British trucker calls for a level playing field with 'continental trucks' that may pay no diesel duty is one impetus for the vehicle miles traveled fee that would also consider emissions. The Transport Department stresses it would not apply to cars.
The Times
December 26, 2017, 11am PST
A developer in Bristol installed pigeon spikes on trees to keep bird droppings off cars.
December 13, 2017, 7am PST
Transport for London is forging ahead on several projects to collect and use more rider data. One initiative draws on WiFi connections to map users' paths through the London Underground.
December 1, 2017, 7am PST
Most people would probably assume a shared street, with no signs, lanes, or other regulatory infrastructure, is an accident waiting to happen. More and more cities are proving the opposite.
Vox on YouTube
December 1, 2017, 6am PST
The new 25-tear London Plan would ban the construction of parking in large swatches of the city. It's just one component of an ambitious policy agenda presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week.
November 14, 2017, 2pm PST
Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
The Boston Globe
November 12, 2017, 11am PST
A court ruling in the United Kingdom topples a pillar of the so-called gig economy: Uber's approach to employment.
The New York Times
November 11, 2017, 11am PST
Disease mapping made a significant leap forward in the 19th century, and data scientists and geographic information scientists are still contributing to the public health field.
Sidewalk Labs
November 10, 2017, 5am PST
A long-debated plan to pedestrianize London's busiest shopping street moves ahead
City A.M.
October 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A study of British cities find people living in dense urban cores are less likely to struggle with obesity and more likely to exercise—signs of higher quality of life—than their counterparts in suburban environments.
Reuters via The Guardian
September 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Uber will appeal a decision to repeal its operating license, but the decision by Transport for London is a major blow for the embattled transportation network company.
The Guardian
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian