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The legacies of modern Montreal are coming down. What's next for the city?

The Turcot Interchange and the Bonaventure Expressway were thrown up amid Montreal's rush to transform itself into a modern city.<p>Now they're coming …

Elon Musk says his driverless car will be here in just two years, but there’s a catch

Musk said earlier this year that his self-driving cars would be ready by 2018 and in a recent interview with Fortune, Musk confirmed that he is still looking at a two-year timeline.<p>However, just because the technology will be ready, doesn't mean people can let the car take complete control.<p>He said …

Autonomous Cars

Ignore the haters: electric cars really are greener

We had our carpets cleaned the other day, and when the cleaner guy found out what I did, the very first thing he said was, "I was going to get an electric car." Then he looked at me almost apologetically. "But I heard they're actually worse for the environment."<p>It's not the first time I've heard …

Electric Vehicles

How a Former Video Game Designer Created the Best Intersection For Bikes

Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, …

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we’re now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we’re sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

New Ways of Counting Pedestrians Could Change City Planning Forever

In the 1970s, Seattle deployed a primitive mechanical contraption to measure traffic flow. As cars passed over pneumatic tubes in the street, the …

Self-driving ‘crash’ trucks to hit Florida highways this year

The first autonomous vehicles to hit US highways will not be Google or Apple cars, but self-driving trucks – and they will be riding roads in Florida by the end of the year.<p>The self-driving construction vehicles, fitted with special rear-end crash barriers and lights, have been successfully …

Roads

Why Britain has secret ‘ghost trains’

Empty and all but unknown, ghost trains are one of British transport’s strangest quirks. Why do they exist? To find out, Amanda Ruggeri gets on board.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>The train that cuts across the West …

Trains

These Are The 20 Best Cities For Biking In The World, And A U.S. City Actually Made The List

If Minneapolis–despite its sub-zero winters–can do it, so can the rest of America.<p>For bike commuters, Copenhagen is still the city to wish you lived in. A new ranking of over 100 global cities puts the famously bike-friendly Danish capital at the top of the 2015 Copenhagenize Index. But there are …

Bike Lanes

Could Miami become a buoyant city after all?

It seems as if almost everyone has a plan to save Miami, ranging from Dutch water experts to Danish architects, Harvard grad students, Swiss …

In Historic Turn, CO2 Emissions Flatline in 2014, Even as Global Economy Grows

A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up. Only when …

Fossil Fuels

Toronto transit agency Metrolinx to take ‘modest first step’ into real estate

The Toronto regional transit agency will take an unprecedented step into the real estate business Wednesday when it issues a request for proposals to develop four of its Eglinton-Crosstown station properties.<p>Following in the footsteps of financially successful transit agencies overseas, Metrolinx's …

Profit

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The Charlottesville City Council has directed city Police Chief Timothy J. Longo and city staff to request bids to implement a public safety capital …

Crime