Sarah Goodyear

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De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan Could Set a New Standard for Traffic Safety

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate pedestrian deaths.

GBD Architects

Portland Sets Another Bicycle Milestone

A new apartment building will offer 1,200 cyclist parking spots, a North American record.

Reuters

The 'Ruralization' of Urban Areas

The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.

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How to Make Cities Happier Places

It's (relatively) easy: Add green space.

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How the Politics of Transportation Made Chris Christie, and Could Break Him

The New Jersey governor became a conservative icon after shutting down a major tunnel project. Now, his reputation hangs in the balance.

This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

Reuters

How a Pothole Repair Crew Helped Land a Plane on a Bronx Highway

Quick thinking repairmen blocked traffic when they noticed a small aircraft in distress.

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The Dramatic Makeover of New York's Streets Under Bloomberg

Car-choked areas transformed.

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The Improbable Expectations of Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers want a new brand of leadership and a new direction from City Hall. Can de Blasio possibly deliver?

Reuters

The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts

Mike Neilson hunts former iterations of the iconic restaurant.

Timo Hämäläinen

In Finland, the Indoor Shopping Mall Still Reigns Supreme

They're not merely a suburban phenomenon, but also dominate the retail landscape inside the nation's cities.

Sarah Goodyear

In a Noisy Brooklyn Park, the Best New Feature May Be a Wall

Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.

Sarah Goodyear

A Growing Plea in New York: Pedestrian Deaths Cannot Be Tolerated

A new group called Make Queens Safer is dialing up the pressure on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

'I Survived the Bloomberg Administration and All I Got Was This S****y Snow Globe'

A Brooklyn artist says good riddance to Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a fairly unusual art project.

A Delightfully Cheesy 1976 Ode to Detroit's Art Museum

The DIA's fortunes weren't always so grim.

Courtesy of James Bridle

Military Drones as Street Art

A new book provides detailed instructions on how to sketch the outline of a drone on a sidewalk near you.

Safer Streets Pay Off for Businesses

Case studies from New York City.

Alice Austen

Biking in New York in 1897 Was a Dangerous Pursuit

A dreary chronicle of a month's worth of accidents.