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  • March 06, 2014 | The Atlantic Cities

    America's Cities are Still too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing

    There are ways to do it. We could reduce parking availability or raise parking rates. We could implement congestion pricing. We could roll back subsidies for gas and highways and public parking garages. We could tie auto-insurance rates or infrastructure taxes to how much people actually drive.

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  • March 06, 2014 | The Atlantic Cities

    This Addictive New Game Lets You Build Your Own Subway System

    Fed up with your city's metro? Think you can do better? Here's your chance. New game "Mini Metro" lets you design your own subway system. Train speeds and commuter behavior are automated, so your task is simple: draw the routes that'll get the trains to run as efficiently as possible.
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  • March 04, 2014 | The Atlantic Cities

    Bike-Share Hit Yet Another Snag in Portland, Oregon

    Portland, Oregon, is probably the most bike-centric city in the United States, with enviably advanced bike infrastructure, the country's highest percentage of two-wheeled commuters (just over 6 percent), and a robust cohort of riders (ridiculed to national acclaim on the IFC series...
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