Sarah Goodyear

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

Forget Tiny Houses—It's Time for Tiny Artist Studios

It may also be the future of affordable creative workspace in big cities.

The Vision Zero Message Is Finally Getting Through in New York

A robust turnout at a recent rally indicates progress in terms of public awareness and support.

The 'Department of Pedestrian Etiquette' Targets Clueless NYC Walkers

Under the (sadly fake) decree, sidewalk violators would be denied permission to re-enter the city for 5 years.

New York Wants Google Maps to Discourage Left Turns

The safety precaution would fit in with the city’s larger Vision Zero push.

Ford Tries to Figure Out Bicycles

The company’s Info Cycle project aims to improve the understanding of how urban streets work for cars and bikes alike.

A Nifty Device to Stop Cars From Driving Too Close to Bikes

BSMART helps the Chattanooga police give the local three-foot passing law some teeth.

A Deadly Expressway in the Middle of an Olmsted Park

After the death of a child on the Scajaquada, or New York Route 198, Buffalo locals are demanding changes.

Seattle to Law-Abiding Drivers: Here's a Gift Card

As part of its Vision Zero plan, the city is rewarding everyday acts of safety.

A Help-the-Homeless App That Isn't Just Lazy 'Clicktivism'

The creators of WeShelter “don’t want people to stop at tapping the button.”

Google's New Bike Plan Wants Silicon Valley to Be More Like Copenhagen

It envisions a connected, low-stress cycling network.

Where Your Old Electronics Go to Die (or Maybe Even Live Again)

Welcome to the Brooklyn e-waste warehouse of the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

It's Shockingly Common for New Yorkers to Blow Through Red Lights

A new study finds that one in 10 drivers do it.

The Dutch (Of Course) Just Mastered Bicycle Parking

This is what it looks like when bikes are treated the way cars are.

When Children Can't Breathe

Cities must take measures to protect their young residents from air pollution—now.

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

Toward the Peaceful Coexistence of Buses and Bikes

A design solution known as the “floating” bus stop is gaining attention in U.S. cities.

Mapping the New York That Once Was

An addictive new interactive project marries a vast array of archival photos with a detailed map of the city.