Sarah Goodyear

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What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

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The City Where Bicycles Rule the Road

And how it got that way.

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Yo, Cops, Get Out of the Bike Lane!

A new Tumblr documents NYPD vehicles obstructing the city's much-vaunted dedicated bike infrastructure.

Elena Olivo

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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'What We Haven't Figured Out Is the Question of Gentrification'

Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.

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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.

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Could Bixi's Financial Problems Affect Bike-Share in New York, D.C. and Beyond?

The Montréal company that supplies bicycles and docking stations for major U.S. cities is suffering from major cash flow issues.

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Sometimes When Violence Strikes, It Can Be Easy to Overlook What Went Right

A stabbing attack in New York's Riverside Park acts as a reminder about the way cities really work.

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Two-Thirds of New York City Voters Say They Want Better Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

When the question is framed in terms of safety, there's plenty of agreement.

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How Little Things Add Up to Keep Homeless Kids From School

Baltimore's neediest students often struggle to find transportation and afford things like uniforms.

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Kids With a Diverse Group of Friends Feel Safer at School

And educators need to figure out ways to encourage social mixing opportunities among students.

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Are Guerrilla Bike Lanes a Good Idea?

One of New York City's busiest streets doesn't have a full bike lane. The other night, some cycling advocates took matters into their own hands.

A CSA Where the 'A' Stands for Art

Brooklyn CSA+D connects people interested in collecting art at a reasonable price point with artists who want their work to find a home.

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The Lockdown Generation

When I was growing up, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the background. Now it's mass shootings.

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Why Our Kids Need Play, Now More Than Ever

Unstructured time allows children to develop creativity and empathy. But too often, it's missing from the schedule.

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Liking Your Neighbors Could Help Prevent You From Having a Stroke

Researchers have found evidence that strong social ties may be just as important as not smoking.

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Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

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Even After 5 Kids Were Mowed Down on a New York Sidewalk, Nothing Much Changes

It happened last week in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens.

A Block-by-Block Map of Brooklyn, in Garbage

No, Jennifer Maravillas is not crazy. But she does walk the streets picking up interesting pieces of trash.