Sarah Goodyear

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What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.

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Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

Bike-share is key.

A Retirement Home for the Homeless

The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.

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The Human Toll of Stop and Frisk

"No matter what I do, I am being constantly treated as if I’m not worthy of this society."

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Russia's Awful Anti-Gay Policies Could Kill Its Cities

The draconian laws will shut once cosmopolitan urban areas out of a global community.

Backyard Chickens May Have Jumped the Shark

$1,500 coops, $20 ceramic eggs, and other absurdities.

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Shaun Donovan Wants to Reinvent the Way We Do Disaster Recovery

The HUD Secretary on how we should be innovating climate resilience after Sandy.

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No Kids Allowed: How Our Street Design Is Killing Play

Somehow, we find ourselves living in a world where children outside is a nuisance.

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Beyoncé, Bike Commuter

The superstar rode to her last Barclays show, setting off a flurry of excitement.

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When a Car Becomes a Weapon

Vehicles can do great damage, yet when people drive aggressively or vengefully, the destruction is often dismissed as "an accident."

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America's Diaper Crisis Is All Too Real

A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.

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The Hidden Epidemic of Storefront Crashes

It's way more than just a crazy thing you sometimes see on the local news. And almost no one is doing anything about it.

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Rand Paul's Weird Fixation on Slashing Bike Lane and Sidewalk Funding

The amount of money he's talking about is roughly the federal equivalent of the change you'd find in your couch.

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Everything Is Illuminated: The Secret Lights of New York City

Leni Schwendinger is leading a community effort to rethink the way neighborhoods look after dark.

Alice Austen

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

Sarah Goodyear

A Very Different Reception for Bike Lanes in Brooklyn's Poorest Neighborhood

Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.

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A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.

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This Might Be the Most Impressive Pop-Up Park We've Ever Seen

In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.

If You Can't Bring the Beach to the City, Bring the City to the Beach

Kids from one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods find joy in the surf.