Sarah Goodyear

Sarah Goodyear has written about cities for a variety of publications, including Grist and Streetsblog. She lives in Brooklyn. She's also on Twitter.

Playing in traffic

How to make congestion pricing seem fun and fair [VIDEO]

A pair of slightly weird videos manage to make road pricing both entertaining and easy to understand.

I am not a car

A moment of autocentric lunacy at the Rally to Restore Sanity

There may have been lots of lucid thinking at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, but comparing Americans to cars stuck in traffic wasnt an example

Do the rights thing

Angela Glover Blackwell talks about the connection between transportation and social justice

Starting with Plessy v. Ferguson, access to transportation has been a civil rights issue in this country. The founder of PolicyLink explains why it still is.

American ingenuity

Investing in metro areas is the key to sustainable growth

If our country stops fetishizing real estate and consumption, and gets back to incubating and executing innovation -- something that happens best in metro areas -- the future could look a lot brighter.

RIP ARC

New Jersey's Gov. Christie kills ARC Tunnel project dead

After two weeks of "reconsideration," Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has once again killed the nation's largest public transit project, a rail tunnel under the Hudson River that was pegged to cost $8.7 billion and create thousands of jobs. This time, it seems certain it will stay dead.

Moving transportation forward

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks about livable communities

Secretary of the Department of Transportation Ray LaHood would like to build the infrastructure that would let you leave your car at home. We had a chance to talk with him the other day about what exactly "livable communities" are -- and if Republican legislators will ever vote to fund them.

Talking 'bout a Rail~Volution

A report from the front lines of the "transit space race" [VIDEO]

These are heady times for sustainable transportation advocates, as you can see in this video report from the recent Rail~Volution conference.

Dense Matter

Will Los Angeles ever be something besides a "suburban metropolis"?

In the Los Angeles Times, architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne writes about the widening gap between those who favor a denser, more pedestrian-friendly LA and those who would prefer to remain in their cars.

Core values

New Apple store in Chicago means shiny new train station, but who will fix the rest of the system?

Apple paid $4 million to renovate a dilapidated transit station near its new Chicago store. Great. But what if you don't live near an Apple store?

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