Sarah Goodyear

Century Cycles

How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Sarah Goodyear

If Martin Amis Is Actually Tired of Brooklyn, He's Probably Barely Seen It

Stop stereotyping the borough and start actually exploring it, you ninnies.

Orange Empire Railway Museum

A Funeral Car Named 'Descanso,' or, When Death Rode the Rails in America

In the first decades of the 20th century, if you died in a city, you may have traveled toward your final resting place via public transit.

Cincinnati Transportation and Engineering Department

Stepping Up to Restore Cincinnati's Neglected Pedestrian Stairways

The city says it can't afford to maintain them. Can private citizens make up the difference?

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

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Domestic Violence Survivors Who Call the Cops Risk Eviction in Some Places

Some cities require landlords to evict tenants who call 911 3 times within 4 months. The rule puts women in grave danger.

Sarah Goodyear

Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth

New York advocates for safer streets form a PAC to influence city elections.

Edward Belden

What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently

A store in downtown Los Angeles sells only pedal-churned frozen treats.

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New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Highlight Their Green Bonafides

At a forum last night, 8 of the city's 9 candidates tried to sell the crowd on their passion for sustainability (even biking!).

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Walking May Help Prevent Dementia In Seniors, If Only They Could Do It Safely

And so our society's mixed messages continue.

Streetfilms

New York Tries Out Bike Parking Corrals to Protect Separated Bike Lanes

A corral with enough room for 16 bicycles replaces a single car parking space.

Light in the Darkness: Messages of Hope From Around the Country

"We thought in this moment it was important show solidarity as caring human beings."

Spokeswoman Productions

In 1894, the 'New Woman' Was a Bicyclist Who Changed History

A documentary details the story of Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, who rode around the world on two wheels in 15 months.

Rock Ohio Caesars

If Other Cities Are Demolishing Skywalks, Why Does Cleveland Want a New One?

The fight against outmoded 20th-century infrastructure.

Velo City

Vote for Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal

A smart-card-operated storage system and an online anti-theft mapping platform are among the big ideas.

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New York City Has a Costumed Characters Problem

A Cookie Monster gone rogue may finally precipitate a crackdown in Times Square.

Haus der Kunst

A Celebration of Yiddish, Emblazoned on a Former Symbol of Nazi Power

The monumental work by American conceptual artist Mel Bochner represents a particularly sweet triumph of art.

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Police Stings for Drivers Who Don't Yield in Crosswalks: Does It Really Work?

Last year, New Jersey cops were cracking down on jaywalkers. Now they're penalizing cars. Will switching tactics make a difference?

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Don't Worry About Kids and Touch Screens, Worry About the Parents

Smart phones can help manage the tedium of parenting. But they also isolate us from a lot of the joy.