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.

These are the people in your neighborhood

When the man in the street is your friend

Tom was always there outside the bodega, until he wasn't. And we realized what we had lost.

Move it or Lose it

Why we need to change the way we spend on transportation

We've been doing transportation planning wrong for generations. And our economy is paying for it.

Living la CicLAvia

In Los Angeles, people come out to play when streets are closed to cars [VIDEO]

"We can take a ... street that's usually filled with cars and congestion, blowing out pollution all around, and clear every car from that street, and create a canvas of what a community can look like when we get the cars off the streets and let people enjoy them in the way we are today." That's the mayor of Los Angeles talking.

Doing their shares

NYC to use hybrid Zipcars for city employees

New York is the latest municipality to try car-sharing for city employees as a strategy for reducing costs and the number of automobiles on the street.

The new New York

How NYC's streets are being reclaimed from the automobile [VIDEO]

The last three years have seen an incredible transformation of New York's streetscape. More than 200 miles of bike lanes have been added, while Times Square and many other formerly car-clogged spaces have been turned into havens for pedestrians.

Another tunnel to nowhere

The Cincinnati subway that never was [VIDEO]

Today, some people look at the decision to halt the Cincinnati subway in 1925 as fatally short-sighted. "If they had finished this system, we may have actually held on to some of our businesses that have left. Cincinnati downtown may have been a viable institution."

Tunneling to nowhere

NJ governor puts a halt to major public transit project [UPDATED]

Gov. Chris Christie's refusal to invest in a piece of major public transit infrastructure is another blow against a modernized transportation system.

Stop this train, they want to get off

Republican guv candidates line up to say no to federal stimulus money for rail

The creation of a modern rail network in the United States is becoming just another political football.

Mosquito smackdown

Teen-repellent device removed in Washington, but teens still not welcome in many public places

Whether you do it with a Mosquito or with old-fashioned security guards, the routine dispersal of teenagers does raise issues about the nature of public space -- the vital essence of a dynamic and productive city.

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