Sarah Goodyear

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.

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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.

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Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going

A new study suggests vehicular travel affects children's ability to navigate their neighborhood and connect to their community.

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Fighting Sexual Violence in India with 'Girlcott' Power

Women in Gurgaon refrain from shopping to demand stronger safety regulations.

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Road Traffic 'Single Biggest Source of Fatality' for Young People Worldwide

Traffic fatalities disproportionately affect children in developing countries.

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Slowing Down Cars Saves Lives. So Why Is Toronto's Mayor So Opposed?

Lowering speed limits can greatly cut down on pedestrian injuries. But Rob Ford thinks one such proposal is "nuts."

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Why City Kids Need to Play in the Street

Traditional street play is good for kids precisely because it allows them to figure out how to use their environment in creative ways on their own.

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How to Make Transit (and Biking and Walking) Sexy

Urban designer and writer Darrin Nordahl thinks it's time for advocates of alternative transportation to stop trying to appeal to reason and go for the gut instead.

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Oslo Takes its Streets Back from Terror, with a Song

More than 40,000 people showed up in the rain in a show of defiance against admitted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

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Is Traffic Making Us Lonely?

Long before the invention of social media, a man named Donald Appleyard was investigating how automotive traffic isolates us from one another.

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Why the Streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam Look So Different From Ours

By seizing a historical moment, ordinary Danish and Dutch citizens were able to change the course of development in their urban centers.

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The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.

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Dems Like Cities Better than Republicans; Everybody Loves Seattle

New polling suggests a distinct partisan divide when it comes to Americans’ opinions about cities.

A 'Photographic Census' Captures New York's Characters

Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.

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The Dark Cloud Hanging Over the Feel-Good Inner City Education Story of the Week

You'd think the national champion chess team at Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, wouldn't have to worry about their program's continued funding. But you'd be wrong.