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Posts by Sarah Goodyear
It’s Been a Great Ride
Making Little Plans: City Hall Coasts on Bike Issues
Jail Time for Hunting Down People on Bikes With a Car While Drunk: Zero
A Few Hours on UTA
National Parks Service Encourages Exploration of Downtown St. Louis
Bike Gear: Visibility
A Boom in Bike Parking for Forth Worth
The Columbia River Crossing, and the Role of State DOTs
“They Have to Do the Right Thing or Else They’re Going to Get Killed”
When a Name is More Powerful Than a Fence
Better Than Boycotting BP: Getting Out of the Car
What Is Austin Thinking?
No Better Time to “Dump the Pump”
“Peak of the Peak” Makes Flexible Passes More Crucial
The High Cost of (Bike) Parking
Six Ways to Boost Your City’s Bike Mojo
A Transit Education in Santa Rosa
Something About a Separated Bike Path
Pedestrians Caught in the Crosswalk
Long Beach Township Petition Reflects Lack of Respect for Pedestrians
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Accessibility
An Engineer’s Aesthetic
How Is a Parking Space Different From a Toilet?
Urban Tour Guide: Indianapolis
More Bike Parking Goodness
The North Side: Let’s Plug the Loss of Place
Squeaky Wheels Get the Bike Parking
Boat Public Transit Scheme for Chicago?
Like They Say, It Really Is All About Location
Removing Street Signs For Safety’s Sake
Plummeting Bike Use in Beijing, and the Need for a Global Strategy
The Cul-de-Sac’s One Redeeming Quality: Spaces for Children
To E-Bike or Not to E-Bike
The Last Thing Toronto Needs is More Cyclists
Younger People Driving Less, Auto Industry Getting Nervous
More Stuff That Matters: The Population Forecast
What Do Sushi and Bicycles Have in Common?
Getting Creative With Bus Lines
Walking Away From Oil Dependence, One Day at a Time
Social Media Enabled Instant Organizing for Streetcars
Bike Infrastructure Where You Live
Why Drag Two Tons of Car With You Wherever You Go?
Complete Streets: What They Are and Why We Need Them
New Urbanist Silverback Andres Duany and the Young Locusts
Is NYSDOT Doing Enough to Protect Pedestrians on Long Island?
The Active Transportation Scene in Sioux Falls
Extending Sidewalks in St. Paul’s Downtown
Seeking the Next Interstate System, This Time Without Asphalt
Cincinnati Transit Agency Votes to Operate Modern Streetcar System
Consequences for Banana-Throwers, and the Case for Human Decency
Land Use AND Transportation: The Importance of Understanding the Connection
The Potential for Private Investment in Transit
Bike Parking BCBS Richardson
To Succeed, Cities Need to Be Themselves
‘Metrospeak’ Camouflages Bus Cuts
The Road to the Future Is Not a Drive-Thru
Today’s Ride, on Which I Find Genuine Humanity in an Unexpected Source. And Not So Much.
Bike Infrastructure Where You Live
Maine DOT Leaves Portland Pedestrians Stranded
Unelected Bureaucrats Tell City Council: “Screw You, Augusta Knows Best”
The Great Bicyclist Responsibility Debate Continues
Car-Sharing on Steroids?
Brookings Report: “Bright Flight” Transforming Cities and Suburbs
Diverse Cycling Fashion
Should Transit Systems Charge More During Peak Hours?
Bike (to School) Across America
The Fine Art of Balancing a Street’s Ecosystem
What Is Wrong With This Picture?
Pennsylvania Avenue Bike Lanes Provide Media Platform for Local AAA
Cincinnati Aims to Double Number of Cyclists by 2015
In New Orleans, You Should Follow the River
E. State St. Narrowed… World Doesn’t End
Helping Pittsburghers Kick Their Car Habit
Failure to Communicate: Beyond Starbucks Urbanism
Will Big Companies Really Be Able to Resist Sprawl’s Siren Song?
It’s No Joke: Portland Business Alliance Honors Bike Advocates
Norwalk’s Missing Crosswalks
For Some Businesses, Suburbs Have Lost Their Glow — the City Beckons
Mall Rot: How They Do It in Dixie
Could Delhi Transform Its Polluted Canal System Into Verdant Bikeways?
Complete Streets in Delaware, One Year Later
When Illness Changes Your Ability to Get Where You Need to Go
New Bike Facilities Catching On
Why We Focus on Unsafe Cycling and Not Unsafe Driving
Density and Successful Provision of Public Transit
In Portland, Construction Can’t Kill a Bike Lane
Is Speed Obsolete?
In Dallas, a Community Transforms a Street
The Problem with Parking Ratios
Parking Lots Shouldn’t Take Up Prime Streetfront Real Estate
Riverfront: The Wrong Way to Build a Complete Street
The Persistence of Bike Salmon
Bike/Walk Improvements as a “Context Sensitive Solution”
Rep. Steve LaTourette Backpedals on Dismissive Cycling Remarks
Collingswood Streets Hold Vigil For 90-Year-Old Man Killed In Haddon Township
Going the Last Mile by Bike
LaHood Gets Heat for Bike Stance (But Truckers Still Like Him)
What Do We Want from the Place We Call Home?
Journey from Suburbia to Central City: One Blogger’s Story
How Quickly the Windshield Perspective Takes Hold
Just Another Sunday on the Rickenbacker Causeway
Using a Twitter Hashtag to Get People on the Bike
Freeze Your Keys?
What Can We Learn from Davis’ Bicycling Advocates?
Families on Transit Where You Live
In Charleston, a Movement to Get Cyclists Their Space
Treating the Trains as We Would Our Kitchen
St. Louis Votes to Fund Transit; Fort Worth Goes Ahead with Streetcar
Jhong: Bicycle Culture Revolution
Chicago’s New BRT Push Will Be Linked to “Livability”
Analysis of Google’s Bike-There Feature: Part I
Looking for the Future of Small Cities
A Year Well Spent: One Year Spent Car-Free
The True Cost of a Miserable Commute
The Problem of Commuting — or, Getting Your Life Back
Demanding Complete Streets in South Florida
Electric Cars and the Future of Transit
Los Angeles as a Model Transit City?
Housing and Transportation Squeeze Hitting Rural America
Why Fort Worth Needs Its Streetcar
Walkshed Technologies and the Smart City
What’s So Scary About Bicycle Infrastructure?
Bikes = Economic Catastrophe
Older People Need Safer Streets for True Independence
Debunking the Supposed Convenience of Cars
A School Where You Have to Use Your Own Two Feet
Most Important Analysis of Land Use You’ll See All Year
Revisiting the Idea of a Bicycle Tax
Council Votes to Investigate Bike Licensing
What We’re Really Saying When We Say “Alternative”
Do Walkable, High-Density Suburbs Exist?
Getting Romantic About Transit
Down with “Avid Cyclists”
Getting More Women on the Bike
Is Google Taking Us for a Ride?
How Can Bicycles and Buses Share the Road More Safely?
Who Wants to Live by Free-Standing Fast Food Restaurants?
Photo Call: Families on Transit Where You Live
Death Wish to Bike in Miami?
The Usual Blaming of the Victim Follows Latest Pedestrian Death
How Infrastructure Shapes the Way We Move
The City as Platform
Does Your City Have Ambitions?
Ray LaHood Rouses Summit Crowd with Tabletop Speech
Streetsblog Commenters, Unite!
Are Google Map’s Bicycling Directions a Game Changer?
A Morning Walk
The Will to Resist
By the Numbers: My Financial and Environmental Impact of Commuting by Bicycle
Safety for All Road Users
More Green Building Honors for Sprawl
Guest Post: Families and Children on Transit
Boston’s Future Lies In Moving Away From The Car
Vancouver: Olympic Transit Payoffs
Mayor Moncrief’s State of the City Address: Car-Centric Planning a Blunder
Congressman Kucinich Takes Multipurpose Path on Innerbelt to Washington
Think Metro Is in a Death Spiral? Wait Till You See County Bike Programs
I Was Almost Killed Last Night by a Bunch of Drunks
“A Bicycle Is Not a Transportation Device”
Livable Streets Community Update
Rail and Transit Benefit, Highways Lose Out in TIGER Grant Distribution
Stuck With Cars (cont.)
The Monetary Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure
Secretary LaHood Issues Recall of the American Motorist
For Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
Setting the Record Straight on Parking
Think Globally, Act Individually
The End of the Cul-de-Sac?
Reforming Anti-Urban Bias in Transportation Spending
What the Passage of Proposition “A” Can Mean for the St. Louis Region
Transit Riders Shouldn’t Have to Sacrifice
Federal Transit Administration Unveils Capital Projects Recommended for Major Financing
Some of These Bike-Haters Have a Point
Who’s Biking? Choice or Necessity
Pedestrian Deaths, Shell Shock and Paralysis
How the LA Metro Is Part of the “Green” Mass Transportation Movement
Road Rage on the Planet of the Apes
The Core Vitality Imperative
Responding to the Transport Needs of the Impoverished Suburbs
‘Parking Availability Bias’
Three Kinds of Low-Car City
Accommodating Pedestrians At Construction Sites
Transit Is About Independence
You Cannot Have Your Car and Your Planet Too
Transportation Alternatives: Walkability and Skiing to Work
Coeur d’Alene: No Safety in Numbers for Bike/Peds
Kunstler’s Wrong, St. Louis’ New Train/Bus Depot Is Not an Eyesore
What’s in a Name?
Enough With the Fetishization, It’s Just a Car
The Conservative Case for Walking and Biking
Columnist Warns of Forced Porch-Sitting, Possible Mandatory Neighbor Interaction
Stadiums Draining Cities
A Simple Plan to Make Bikes More Visible and Increase Awareness
You Can’t Go Home Again
Growth of Auto-Related Structures
Are the Burbs Better for Bikes?
Car Free Days Family Bike Vs. Bus Challenge
In Copenhagen They Plow the Bike Lanes First — In Philly It’s Where We Put The Snow
The Safety Bogeyman
Parking Wars in Downtown Missoula
Trash Talk: NJ Editor Blames Peds and State for Increase in Deaths
When Is It Socially Acceptable to Threaten People’s Lives? When They Are Bicyclists.
Far North Dallas Suppressing People-First Developments in Oak Cliff
Assessing the Spruce and Pine Bike Victory
First Bike Boulevard Open House Highlights Tensions Between Cyclists and Nueces Street Property Owners
Doggie-Bags from Overtaxed Restaurant Analogy
Implementing Streetcars Demands Consideration of the Way Traffic Works
As The Crow Rides: Cleveland’s Cyclists Rally for I-90 Bridge Path
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Florida Convenes Special Legislative Session for Sunrail, Tri-Rail, High-Speed Rail
Constant Surprises on the Bus
Letter to Speaker Pelosi with Principles for Transportation Spending
What to Do in a Cycling Collision
Ants Go Marching 1X1; We Sit in Traffic
Bus Rapid Transit: Notes from a Pro
“Cities for Cycling” Could Have Huge Impact on Bikeway Innovation
The Walking Paths of Brasilia
Company Releases Analysis of ‘Should Cyclists Pay Road Tax?’ Ad Campaign
Acceptance of Distracted Driving Revealed in Warning to Pedestrians?
Secretary LaHood Gets Your Message Loud and Clear
Designing the Way to a Pedestrian Success Story
New Fed Policy Would Fund More Bike Projects Around Transit Stops
A Madison Strain of Crazy
New Report: Firms Give Big in Texas to Influence Transpo Policy
Health Is a Rhythm
Considering Pedestrian Safety And Walkability In Louisville
Musings on the Role of Buses in Cities
Downtown’s Case Against City Hall For Abandonment
CityWatchLA — Kids Challenge LA Leadership
The Research Is In: You’re Safer in the Bike Lane (or Bike Boulevard, or cycle track)
In Defense of a Good Walk
Open Space, Biking and Walking — They’re Connected
Agriburbia: An Awkward Name for an Interesting Idea
You Can’t Trust Anyone These Days
Reaching Gen Y and Younger
Why Do We “Have to Do Something” About Traffic but Not Transit?
Adventures of a Pedestrian on Brickell
CityWatchLA — Without a Car in the World
Should St. Louis Consider Limiting Chain Stores? Is There a Better Way to Support Local Businesses?
The White City
Preparing Our Transportation Systems for Climate Change
Freedom of Movement
Fuzzy Dice 1, Cyclists 0
How to Keep Smart Growth Affordable: Build More of It
And Now, a Not-So-Simple Adjustment in Biking Infrastructure
Inspirational John Pucher
LA Relegates Cyclists to Second-Class Status
New Competitor for WalkScore Enters the Ring
How Does Child Care Access Affect Active Living in the Twin Cities?
Detroit’s Decline as an Opportunity
Advice for Taking the Car Free Plunge — Part II: Back-up Plans
Employers Should Be Liable When Employees Cause Serious Injury While Driving, Texting, Talking
Lessons from North Texas
The Middle of the Road
The Changing Face of Transportation in America
Investing in Girls and Women…for Safer Public Transportation?
Downtown Denver BID Honored as September’s Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month
First “Vote No On Issue #9″ Ad Up in Cincinnati’s Fight for Future Passenger Rail
Lowballing Light Rail
Development Bans Do More “Forcing” Than Smart Growth
Fear of Cycling 02 – Constructing Fear of Cycling
The Usual Suspects
Metropolitan Areas with Greatest Opportunity for Growth
Can Rapid Transit Work Along Freeways?
“Summer Streets” May Give Major St. Louis Streets to Walkers, Cyclists But Fix Nothing for Daily Use
City Weapon Against Big Box Blight Advances
The Great Georgetown Bugaboo: Cars and Parking
Stage Is Set for a Livable Streets Renaissance in Savannah
Concerns About End-Point Connectivity Are Overreaching
New Study Affirms Links Between Development Patterns, Transportation, Emissions and Energy
City Reacts to the New Cycle Track
The Trick with Carrots and Sticks
Drinking Problem? or Driving Culture?
Vienna: Weaving a Total Network
Fighting Ourselves Over Funding for Intracity Versus Intercity Transportation
Winner of Reburbia Competition Would Turn McMansions into Water-Filtering Wetlands
Denver’s Urban Design Masterpiece
The Downside of Living Carless in a Small City
Bueno Mr. Mayor, Se jodió la bicicleta!
Woodward: The First Mile of Concrete Highway
No Phones In School Zones
“No More Cars” vs. “Not More Cars”
The Captain Ahab of Neighborhood Design
Changing Federal Policy on Housing, Transportation and Environment: One Step Forward, One Step Back
No Overnight Parking
Bus Driver Experiences “Windshield Perspective”
Higher Densities Not Necessarily the Answer to Our Sustainability Questions
Interview with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Oregon 3rd District, a Leading Advocate for Sustainable Transportation
CDC.gov: Halt Obesity Epidemic by Building Complete Streets Now
The Lost Wilderness of Childhood
Resolving the “Pedestrian Death Problem” in New Jersey
Public Bikes — How Big a System? And Why?
The Games Traffic Engineers Play
Transportation Can Be Counterintuitive
Vancouver’s Insane Experiment
Will Americans Care That Air Pollution is Killing Us Now That Babies Are Involved?
Impeding Traffic: Looking at the Bigger Picture
Smarter Cities and Flawed Rankings
Car Free Fridays Goes on a Low-Car Diet
Shrinking Cities Look to Innovative Solutions for a Difficult Transition
How to Design Resilient Cities
Jaywalking Saga Continues; Public Safety and Public Health Questions Remain Unanswered
Mistake Alert: Loop Trolley Proposal Looking Backward Rather Than Forward
Victory for Climate-Friendly Transportation
Telecommuting and the Broadband Superhighway
SeeClickFix Tackles Tomlinson Bridge “Disaster”; ConnDOT Vetoes Safety Improvements
Many Segments of the Population Are Too Old for This
Help Us Help Everyone!
Mind the Gender Gap
Highway Expansion Will Not Save Us From Idiots Behind the Wheel
GAO Questions DOTs HSR Strategy
Hartford Courant: Highway Removal Could Heal the City
“One of the Major Hazards on Our Roadways in Montgomery County”
Is Detroit a Lost Cause Environmentally?
Reduce Car Culture to Increase Access to Healthier Food
Where Does Federal Funding for Bicycle Projects Come From, Anyway?
Shaw’s Plaza Downtown: Street Design Worse than No-Man’s Land Target
The Portland Effect
The Future of Fort Worth — an Interview with Planner Don Koski
Creative Destruction Is Real
Memphis’ Opportunity For First-Class Public Transit, Finally
Parking Policies Can Reduce Car Use
LAPD — “Who Teaches the Teachers?”
Sprawl Dead in Jersey?
Pedestrian Safety Bill Moves Forward — Meanwhile Pedestrian Deaths Go Through The Roof
Nancy Kete on the Future of the American Transportation System
Gladly Paying for Parking
Cars and Parenting
Automobile Attrition in Brickell
Not About Just Buildings, Cars
‘Street Temporary Transformation Programs’ Are Big News Around the World
This Intersection Sucks
Jaywalking Crackdown: What’s the Goal?
In Praise of Redundancy
Breaking Down the Blueprint: T4’s Objective for Improved Public Health and Safety
15 Cents a Mile for No Traffic?
Using Positive Messages to Encourage More Bicycling
A New Urban Environmentalism?
The Rise of the New Grass Roots — Part 1: The Phenomenon
MoDOT Lobbies Against Complete Streets; Lobbying Efforts Under Fire
How to Keep Cyclists Happy at the Office
Promoting Social Equity Through Transit Fares
A Modest Proposal
Aloha Complete Streets!
Saving Money by Not Driving
E is for Educating Enforcement
For the Love of Lights, Bus Driver Wants to Throw Us a Party
Bad News for Traffic Signal Manufacturers
Complete Street Makeover for S. 2nd Street?
Illinois Shuts Down Transit Project Funding
Franklin EDC Not Ready or Willing to Leverage Smart Growth and Impending Transit Options
Rep. McCarthy: Check Your Facts Before Bloviating About “Bike Racks”
Why Conservatives Should Care About Transit (and Trains)
Entitled Driving Journalist Syndrome Surges at WTOP
Bridges Tame the Valley’s Freeway-Laden Landscape
Social Class in Transportation
New Jersey’s Use of Stimulus Funds Breaks the Law
Is Un-development the Latest Trend?
Congestion Pricing: Practical Problems
Photo and Video Update on a Revitalized Old North St. Louis
“Portion Distortion” and the American Road
Is the Problem Auto-Dependency or Suburbia?
Mikulski Fiddles with Car Tax Credits While Transit Burns
CityWatchLA — Inside the Crosswalk Sting at Deadly Intersection
Day One and the Missoula Master Plan
Missing Sidewalks Stir Debate
My Dirty Transit Secret
Law Enforcement Bias and the Three-Foot Law
Free Metro: Make Mass Transit Free For Everyone
No, DON’T Make 485 a Top Priority
Oregon’s Successful Mileage Tax Experiment
Calling Crashes “Accidents,” Even When they aren’t
Strong Central Cities May Help in Weathering the Recession
Tell Governor Rendell to Release Safe Routes to School Funds
Call for Better Passenger Rail Advocacy
Bus Cuts and Layoffs: 25% of Service to Be Cut in Orange County
Transit-Oriented Development: Beyond the Big City
Fear, Intimidation and Decision-Making
Highways to Nowhere: The 7 Most Ridiculous New Roads Being Built With Stimulus Money
Traffic Triples Risk of Heart Attack, Study Says
Bikes and Pedestrians Be Damned — Go Big, Go Wide, Go Fast
Seeking a National Legal Standard to Ensure Traffic Justice
Smarter Stimulus Spending
“Beltway Burden”: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
Rebuild Roads, but (Re)build a Better Transportation System, Too
Stimulus Idea: Passenger Rail Equipment Made in the USA
How to Fix Transit Financing
Memo to the States (and President Obama): It Ain’t Just Highway Money
Public Places Are More Important than Ever
US Vehicle Miles Driven Continues to Plummet; Trends Predict More Bicycling, Walking and Transit
Transportation For America Officially Launches Campaign Platform
Competitors for High-Speed Rail Grants
Encourage Renting and Mobility to Reduce Sprawl
In Sustainable Communities, Architecture, and Preservation, Does Beauty Matter? Should It?
A Mileage Tax in Question
Let’s Be Honest About Speeding
Connecting the Dots: President Obama Begins Laying Out a Vision for Transportation
Full Summary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Get the Message: Driving and Cell Phones Don’t Mix
Federal Stimulus: KTVU “Report” on CityBus
Why Transit Needs Bikes
I Respect Your Right to Drive Like a Maniac Down This Street, But…
Where Is the Old AASHTO and What Have You Done with Them?
Columbus: Downtown Mall to Be Demolished
What Does “Profitability” Mean for Transit?
Stimulus Update: Thoroughly Unstimulating
The Stimulus in China Isn’t All About Cars
The European Attitude Toward Bikes Is No Accident
Envisioning a Future Interstate Rail Network
Stimulus Update: Nadler’s Boost and the Senate Plan
Support Rep. Nadler’s Amendment on Transit Funding
Gas Prices Fall, But Auto-to-Transit Shift Continues
Jobs and Pocketbooks Threatened as Transit Agencies Face Cutting Jobs and Service, Raising Fares
Atlanta, Obama and Urbanism
Connected Street Networks Key to Economic Stimulus
U.S. Shovel-Ready Rail Projects—Starting Within Four Months
Moving Faster but Not Going Anywhere
Expand Highways as 160,570 Bridges Await Collapse?
Bike/Ped Bridge, Cycletrack Projects Will Be Fast-Tracked in City Stimulus Plan
What Our Cities Will Look Like in a World Without Oil
Stimulus Package Spotlights Transportation Priorities
Oberstar’s Infrastructure Bill May Define the Transit Equation
Beyond Bike Lanes: True Urban Design
On the Bus: Some Very Interesting People
Thousands of (Bicycle) Parking Spaces Going Away?
Zero Bike Fatalities in 2008: A Q & A with Portland’s Greg Raisman
No Policy Change in the Stimulus?
Carfree or Country: It’s a False Dichotomy
Looking Ahead to New Transit in 2009
The Positivity of the Millennial Generation
What about Malibu? Classism in the Alt Transpo Movement
What Chicago Can’t Do After Leasing Meters
Crazy Ideas Department
It’s Cyclists and Pedestrians Who Subsidize Motorists
Wisconsin to Expand Highways Where the Air Is Already Unhealthy
Support Transportation for America’s Call for a Greener Stimulus
Cyclists’ Right to “Full Support of Educated Law Enforcement”
Sidewalks, the Simple Stimulus Solution
Rural Health Suffers from Lack of Biking and Walking Facilities
Obama’s Stimulus Plan May Need a Roads Diet
Economy Is Another Reason to Rethink One-Way Streets
The Case for a Four-Lane Sidewalk
Bailing on the Transit Bailout
City Auditor’s Survey: Fewer Cars, More Bikes, Safer Streets
Change Will Come from the Bottom Up
Lacking a Transit Power Broker
Green Streets Growing in Lansing, MI
How Streetcars Can Evolve: A Lesson from San Francisco
Seeking Redemption for the Strip Mall
Let’s Not Go Back into the Cheap-Oil Trance
The Perils of Handing Stim Funding to DOTs
Walking the Walk
Next Steps for High-Speed Rail
A Low-Carbon Stimulus and Recovery Plan
More Stim for Transit
Bike Lanes Reduce Congestion
Dingell damage control