Sarah Goodyear

A 70-Year-Old Documentary About Cities Shows We Haven't Come Very Far

The walkable, bikable suburb of the "future" looks an awful lot like the smart growth ideas of today.

Holiday Car Ads in the Era of Millennials Buying Fewer Cars

Lexus takes aim at social media as a perceived deterrent to driving.

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

Restoring Sandy-Damaged Photos, for Free

The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.

Here's How to Get All Your Timid Friends on Bikes

This new book is full of good advice, delivered in plain English without getting all preachy or judgy.

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning

A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.

The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

For New Yorkers, cycling didn't just come in handy while the subway was shut down.

'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

Surveying the Damage at Red Hook and Gowanus

Brooklyn is already hard at work cleaning up.

Waiting for Sandy at the Edge of New York's Evacuation Zone

Being in the path of an approaching hurricane changes the way you look at your neighborhood.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

Bicycle Schools, Complete with Bamboo Bikes, On a Roll in Brazil

File under things that make you feel good.

In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

The Shame of Demonizing New York's 'Dangerous' Delivery Cyclists

We love to complain about these guys, but we love cheap, fast delivery more.

Could You One Day Ride Your Bike All the Way Around New York Harbor?

Advocates are calling for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to finally be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists.

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item

Everyone knows that the ghost of urban decay is as crucial to the High Line’s appeal as fancy design, if not more so.

Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

A Love Letter to the Delhi Metro

A warm reminder of just how well the international citizenship of public transit translates.