Sarah Goodyear

The Secrets to Philadelphia's Bicycle Success

For one thing: narrow, European-style streets.

Mapping New York's Irrepressible Gay Nightlife

The interactive project OUTgoing aims to map the history of New York City’s queer bars.

Is This the Mobile Food Cart of the Future?

In an intriguing deal with the city of New York, the company MOVE Systems will provide environmentally friendly food carts to vendors, rent free.

Why Salt Lake City Chose to Build the First Protected Intersection for Bicycling in the U.S.

“We looked at the entire range of possibilities, and this just made so much sense.”

Can This Ad Convince You to Change the Way You Drive?

New York's Vision Zero program targets reckless driving with a pair of jarring new public service campaigns.

For Bike-Share Equity, Convenience Is Key

New recommendations for building accessible systems suggest more stations in low-income neighborhoods—and more density in general.

Celebrating New York Landmarks, Both Saved and Lost

An illuminating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the legacy of historic preservation.

Yes, This Man Is Really Planning to Swim Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

The Steady Rise of Bike Ridership in New York

Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more.

Black Lives Matter in Jacob Lawrence's 'Migration Series' at MoMA

The painter's groundbreaking works trace the journey of African Americans out of the Jim Crow South.

Why L.A.'s $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Case Is Such a Big Deal

Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction that's been forced to confront its sidewalk problems by disability-rights advocates, and it won't be the last.

How Better Data on Bike Crashes Could Lead to Safer Streets for All

A new survey of collision reporting practices reveals a ton of room for improvement.

Volvo Wants to Make Bike Commuting Safer by Selling You Glow-in-the-Dark Paint

Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?

How Stockholm Became the Ultimate Walkable City

The quality of life in many neighborhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by a decision to almost entirely eliminate cars.

What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City

It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.

Drilling Down to the Real Role of Bike Lanes in Social Equity

A detailed new report tries to quantify the impact better bicycle infrastructure can have in lower income communities.

The Dark Side of Road Salt

When cities and states apply tons of it to roads like they did this winter, drinking water supplies can be easily contaminated.

Why Some Parklets Work Better Than Others

A detailed new report out of Philadelphia finds the type of businesses closest to a parklet play a key role in their success.