Sarah Goodyear

City College of New York

Obesity's Spread Across America Looks Like a Virus

The country's most pressing non-contagious health crisis seems to act like it is one. What does that mean for public health policy?

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Insane 'Free Skiing' in the Urban Ruins of Industrial Russia

A group of hardcore Finnish free-ski stylists are making amazing videos amid the urban landscapes of Northern and Eastern Europe.

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What's Making China Fat?

Obesity rates have skyrocketed in China over the last generation, at the same time that its cities have exploded. A group of researchers is now trying to pin down the relationship between the two.

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Freeway Removal Hits a Roadblock in the Bronx

Reports of the death of the Sheridan Expressway have been greatly exaggerated.

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Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure

A vacant Michigan strip mall becomes a symbol in a Congressional primary race, but it's really part of a much broader problem.

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How Urban Design Affects Ethnic or Religious Tensions

You can't design your way out of conflict, but the way we build neighborhoods can either help or hinder polarized communities, and maybe even prevent radicalization in the first place.

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Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

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The Rise of the Citizen Cyclist

As cycling goes mainstream, hardcore riders in New York City complain about being tamed. Here's why they're wrong.

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How to Handle a City of Tourists

New Yorkers have always had a love-hate relationship with visitors.

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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?

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Students Punished for Riding Bikes to School in Michigan

Kenowa Hills parents have reacted strongly against a high school principal's decision to suspend 64 seniors for holding a "bike parade."

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

I Make Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

Transportation for America

Why Seniors, Children, and the Poor Are at Greater Risk of Traffic Deaths

Low-income neighborhoods often lack even the most basic pedestrian infrastructure.

Walk Score

Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

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Getting More Women On Bikes

This weekend, an event called Cyclo Femme aims to up the percentage of women on two wheels around the world.

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Corporate Sponsorship of New York Bike Share Probably Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

The city is covered in advertisements. At least this one will help me move my butt from one part to the other.

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Long Island Kids Beg for a School Bus to Take Them Across a Dangerous Road

New York's “complete streets” law is a step in the right direction, but roads around the state continue to threaten the lives of children who live and go to school near them.

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Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.