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'Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway': Stockholm art sparks row

'Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway': Stockholm art sparks row

The Stockholm metro is sometimes called the longest art gallery in the world – but a new exhibit by Liv Strömquist is not to all commuters’ likingThe Swedish capital’s metro, or tunnelbana, has been
Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

The share of trips taken by bike in Denmark’s capital has fallen. With ever more cars on the road and a new metro line about to open, can Copenhagen reach its target to have half of all journeys made
The four hour commute: the punishing grind of life on São Paulo’s periphery

The four hour commute: the punishing grind of life on São Paulo’s periphery

Like most of São Paulo’s 20 million residents, Alcione Santos lives on the edge of South America’s biggest city. The daily journey to low-paid jobs is brutalAn hour after Alcione Santos’s alarm goes
Véliberté, egalité, fraternité: is Paris's seminal bike share scheme out of date?

Véliberté, egalité, fraternité: is Paris's seminal bike share scheme out of date?

Ten years ago, Vélib revolutionised Paris and inspired the world. But a new operator, higher prices and a hi-tech competitor have shaken its confidenceIt was past midnight, I was new to Paris and the
'Dark forces will be unleashed': the fire temple v the Mumbai metro

'Dark forces will be unleashed': the fire temple v the Mumbai metro

The Indian city desperately needs its new metro, but Zoroastrian priests are warning of a ‘backlash from nature’ – and they’re not the only detractorsIn early October, a petition was sent to the
The carriage belted out Christmas songs: readers' positive public transport tales

The carriage belted out Christmas songs: readers' positive public transport tales

We asked Guardian readers to share their own stories of community and connections after Elon Musk’s controversial comments on public transport ‘I met my wife on a train platform’: Twitter responds to
'Public transport is cool': new Adidas trainers double as Berlin transit passes

'Public transport is cool': new Adidas trainers double as Berlin transit passes

Hundreds queued for today’s release – with the €180 shoes doubling as €700+ transport tickets, it wasn’t just the usual sneakerheads Outside Overkill, a hip shoe store in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district,
Wheeling the axe: Prague to ban bikes from historic squares and streets

Wheeling the axe: Prague to ban bikes from historic squares and streets

Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central spots in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian safety – yet 1,000 cars will notStanding astride his bike in Prague’s storied Wenceslas
Cash converters: could this Dutch scheme stop drivers speeding?

Cash converters: could this Dutch scheme stop drivers speeding?

The city of Helmond is trialling a speed sensor with a difference – motorists who observe the speed limit earn cash for local projects A Dutch city is hoping to target speeding motorists by rewarding
Tel Aviv's central bus station: 'There's a society inside the building'

Tel Aviv's central bus station: 'There's a society inside the building'

It is vast, decayed and dirty, but the bus station has become a space for diversity in the Israeli cityMost Israelis pass through the central bus station in south Tel Aviv as fast as they can. It is
Copenhagenize your city: the case for urban cycling in 12 graphs

Copenhagenize your city: the case for urban cycling in 12 graphs

Danish-Canadian urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen busts some common myths and shows how the bicycle has the potential to transform cities around the worldCopenhagenize is published by Island
Who owns the space under cities? The attempt to map the earth beneath us

Who owns the space under cities? The attempt to map the earth beneath us

The space under cities is getting busier – from transport excavations to billionaire’s mega-basements. So how to keep track of what’s down there?Just over a year ago I was sent a photograph of a
The future will be dockless: could a city really run on 'floating transport'?

The future will be dockless: could a city really run on 'floating transport'?

Citymapper now supports dockless transport options such as Ofo bikes in London and San Francisco’s Bird electric scooters, offering an insight into the future of transport in citiesLast week,
Leeds lorry drivers face £50 daily charge in bid to cut air pollution

Leeds lorry drivers face £50 daily charge in bid to cut air pollution

HGVs, buses and coaches would pay full fee with taxis and LGVs paying £12.50Drivers of the most polluting vehicles, could be charged up to £50 a day to enter Leeds under radical new plans to cut air
'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city

'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city

Dunkirk is a month into a project that makes it the biggest European city to offer entirely free public transport to residents and visitors alike. So what do people think?One month after the French
A city cursed by sprawl: can the BeltLine save Atlanta?

A city cursed by sprawl: can the BeltLine save Atlanta?

With 2.5 million people moving to metro Atlanta over the next 20 years, an ambitious project to repurpose a 22-mile loop of old freight lines into walking, cycling and light rail offers the city an
New York City subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say

New York City subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say

MTA officials warned they may have to drastically cut service or increase fares as deficits are expected to hit nearly $1bn by 2022New York City’s subway and bus service is already in crisis. It could
Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity

Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity

All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be tooYou have to keep your eyes peeled for the bus at the station in Shenzhen’s Futian central
Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Union employees are fighting the effort in favor of better benefits and working conditions, as well as keeping public costs downKewanna Battle Mason has worked for the privately operated bus service,
How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day

How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day

The next 15 megacities #2: Could Dar es Salaam’s experiment with Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system offer an alternative to a future dependent on private cars?The next 15