Cars Banned From San Francisco’s Busiest Street

In an effort to ease congestion, improve conditions for cyclists, and make way for publicly funded restorations of sidewalks, transit lines and streets, San Francisco officially banned the presence of cars (except some official vehicles) on the city’s busiest thoroughfare: Market Street. Following similar legislation passed in cities including Paris, Madrid and NYC, San Francisco formulated a $600 million plan to revitalize its current systems …

Autonomous Pods Will Transport Singaporeans by 2017

By 2017, citizens in Singapore will be able to commute by way of autonomous pods. Created in collaboration between driverless vehicle manufacturer 2getthere and the Singaporean transportation operator SMRT, the electric commuter cars will help transport up to 8,000 people per hour in one direction. There are 24 pods set to begin operation by the end of the year. Head to Mashable to watch them …

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Offline functionality and itinerary sharing dominate this multi-city metro app

The network of transit apps now available has grown nearly as complicated as the oft daunting subway systems they were created to navigate. Certain New York-focused programs we’ve used have their strong points—New York Subway features an augmented reality function for above-ground navigation; NYC Exit Strategy maps out which cars to ride for fastest transfer and iTrans shares service changes directly from the MTA. The …