Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims is a freelance journalist writing for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and CityLab. She earned her law degree at the University of Texas and is a former fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

A cyclist on the Lafitte Greenway is pictured.

Building a Social Scene Around a Bike Path

The “crown jewel” of New Orleans’s cycling network isn’t just a way to get around town. It also promises a vibrant space to live, shop, and grab a drink.

In Boston, protestors hold signs reading "Better Housing, No Olympic Games"

How Bostonians Defeated the Olympics

“We should never be planning our cities around three-week events, or planning our cities around visitors.”

Navigating New Orleans During Mardi Gras

Road closures and parade-related barricades make the Crescent City’s Carnival season an urban traffic challenge.