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Here's Why New York City's First Protected Bike Lane Was Such a Big Deal Here's Why New York City's First Protected Bike Lane Was Such a Big Deal

Back in 2007, New York City decided to remedy one of its many transportation and infrastructure issues and set out to make cycling in the city feel safer, and they did by introducing what’s called a protected bike lane.

How Germans Make Way For Emergency Vehicles Is Brilliant How Germans Make Way For Emergency Vehicles Is Brilliant

Yes, this is actually how Germans make room for emergency vehicles when there’s a pileup on the highway: Drivers split down the middle to both sides to create an open lane in the middle of the road to let emergency vehicles through.

Bridge Collapse in Italy Sends Cars Plunging 300 Feet and Leaves at Least 35 Dead [Updated] Bridge Collapse in Italy Sends Cars Plunging 300 Feet and Leaves at Least 35 Dead [Updated]

A highway bridge in Italy collapsed on Tuesday and sent vehicles about 300 feet into “a heap of rubble below,” according to the Associated Press. Officials reportedly said at least 22 people have died.

Mysterious Ooze Claims Metro Detroit Street As Its Home Now Mysterious Ooze Claims Metro Detroit Street As Its Home Now

Metro Detroiters already have to deal with crumbling roads, high insurance and drivers who don’t know how to handle four way stops. (Seriously, get it together Michiganders.) But disgusting mystery ooze? That’s a new one.

This Dead-End Highway in Germany Is Probably the Fastest Road in the World This Dead-End Highway in Germany Is Probably the Fastest Road in the World

The digital speedo clicked up from 265 to 266 kilometers per hour, a good 165 mph. It was safe as can be and completely legal, because we were on a de-restricted section of the Autobahn that is, quizzically, a dead end.

Highway Noise Barriers Are a Lie Highway Noise Barriers Are a Lie

Highway noise barriers are a pretty common blight on American interstates, there to protect nearby homes and businesses from the motoring sounds of cars and trucks whizzing by. But what if I told you they don’t shield noise all that well, and may even amplify it?

California's Famed Highway 1 Reopens 15 Months After Landslide California's Famed Highway 1 Reopens 15 Months After Landslide

One of the best road tripping highways in the country has been shut down for a little over a year following a massive 75 acre landslide in May of 2017, and I’ve missed it dearly. Thanks to hard working crews and quick action, the highway has finally been re-opened as of Wednesday morning to through traffic, and…

Huge Pipe Explosion Just Left a Crater in New York City Street (Updated) Huge Pipe Explosion Just Left a Crater in New York City Street (Updated)

A steam pipe exploded in the Flatiron District of New York City this morning, leaving a crater in the street and steam billowing over the buildings. Five people suffered from minor injuries. Locals have been told to “assume disruption of normal traffic” by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the roads will be…

Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In North America Will Stretch From Detroit To Windsor Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In North America Will Stretch From Detroit To Windsor

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor have been in the works for years, but it took until today for something more concrete to materialize. On Thursday, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority—the entity overseeing the project—announced the company that will build the span, and now we have a glimpse of what…

LA's Rental Scooters Have Reached An Unfortunate Turning Point LA's Rental Scooters Have Reached An Unfortunate Turning Point

The tragedy of the commons is catching up with the smartphone-activated electric rental scooters that I love to ride and people on the internet love to hate. As of last weekend there are more Bird and Lime scooters in my westside Los Angeles neighborhood than ever, but also, a lot more of them are broken.

It's Officially Too Hot Out When Even The Damn Bridge Needs Cooling Off (Updated) It's Officially Too Hot Out When Even The Damn Bridge Needs Cooling Off (Updated)

The northeastern United States experienced some near-record high temperatures this past weekend. These extreme temperatures not only affected how people spent their time outdoors (see also: didn’t), but also the infrastructure. That’s when you know it’s officially Too Damn Hot Out. Clarification: The heat affects how…

Europe Already Has A Solution For Too-Quiet Electric Cars Europe Already Has A Solution For Too-Quiet Electric Cars

One of the big issues concerning electric vehicles is how pedestrians struggle to hear an oncoming, naturally-silent electric car in the streets. Following my recent first drive of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace in Portugal, I think Europe already has this figured out.

Domino's Is Fixing America's Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That's Pretty Embarrassing

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…

Dammit Chad Dammit Chad

Chad and his coworkers left their mark in street tar in Walker, Michigan, WZZM reported on Tuesday. It’s always Chad.

NYC's Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City  NYC's Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City 

New York City got battered last evening by severe weather, and as a precautionary measure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority closed train lines that head north out of the city. This promptly turned Grand Central Station into, well, this.

Our SUV Obsession May Be The Cause Of Rising Pedestrian Deaths Our SUV Obsession May Be The Cause Of Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Despite dozens of cities proclaiming a goal of zero pedestrian deaths in recent years, the death toll continues to skyrocket on America’s streets. According to a new study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pedestrian deaths have shot up 46 percent since 2009, far outpacing the also rising…

Porsche Will Launch 500 Electric Charging Stations Across The U.S. By The End Of 2019 Porsche Will Launch 500 Electric Charging Stations Across The U.S. By The End Of 2019

Prompted largely by China, the world’s largest car market, automakers are going big on electric vehicles in the next few years. But besides Tesla, they’ve offered little more than a collective shrug when asked where Americans are supposed to charge these things. Now at least one more automaker, Porsche, plans to step…

New Dutch 'Singing Road' Removed After Villagers Label Noise 'Psychological Torture' New Dutch 'Singing Road' Removed After Villagers Label Noise 'Psychological Torture'

Despite the multiple embarrassingly failed attempts to get Honda’s Singing Road right, a village in the Netherlands tried to find a cultural solution to distracted driving by installing musical rumble strips along a roadway. It only took villagers a couple of days to demand the noise be stopped, labeling it…

Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It

You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can survive it,…

Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning

A dispatch from the life of a New York City subway commuter this morning: feces.

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