It's Been a Great Ride

3522261082_72732ee916.jpgReady for the next part of the journey. (Photo: Robert S. Donovan via Flickr)

Today’s post is going to be a little different. That’s because this will be my last blog entry here at

I just want to say what a privilege and an honor it has been to work with so many talented, dedicated bloggers over the past 18-plus months. Together we have built an amazing network of people who care about active, sustainable transportation and the future of our nation’s communities. We’ve had a lot of meaningful conversation. And it’s been great fun.

My colleagues here at Streetsblog will continue this work, highlighting the best the Streetsblog Network has to offer.

As for me, I’m taking a little time off before starting in September at Grist, where I’ll be covering cities and placemaking.

In the meantime, I’ll be hanging out on Twitter — I’m @buttermilk1 — and at my blog, Pursuit of Happiness.

I hope to see you around.

  • Good luck Sarah! Thanks for everything you and Streetsblog have done for all of us that are advocating for safer streets.
    Felipe Azenha

  • BicyclesOnly

    Good luck Sarah! We’ll miss you!

  • {:-o What an amazing place you have helped to build here – it is my favorite. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavor, and will really look forward to reading you there. Hope you have a wonderful break over the coming weeks.

  • Glenn

    You’ve really stitched together a nice network of like minded folks across the country! Thanks for all your hard work and look forward to your work at Grist!

  • Thanks, Sarah! Good luck!

  • Thanks for what you’ve done here, and good luck!

  • Sarah,

    Thank you for all that you have done.

    What you have built up for the Livable Streets movement has quietly made an impact that will surely be lasting. Before the network, the online advocacy voice local livable streets movements was fragmented and relatively impotent. Your small but inspired efforts on behalf of hundreds of unappreciated advocates has boosted them up into a powerful movement. The rate of shared learning, and the level impact and change has gone up exponentially because of what you helped build.

    Thanks for your tireless work and we are excited to see how you can take this energy into the mainstream environmental discourse where cities, people and placemaking have been largely left out.

  • Thanks for all you’ve done for us!

  • And for those of us who are lucky enough to educate around these issues, your inspired perspective has been invaluable. We can’t thank you enough for bringing your deep spirit to this effort.

  • Sarah, you’ve done an amazing job here at Streetsblog and we’ll be lucky if your replacement is one third as good as you were. Good luck at Grist, and hopefully some of your readership here will migrate.

  • Hey Sarah,

    It’s been so great getting to know you through the cycling community here in NYC! You’ve been a great addition to Streetsblog and have pulled me into the fold. All the best!


  • Great work. Streetsblog won’t be the same without you.

  • Nicolo Macchiavelli

    Don’t forget you are supposed to come to my Tomato Tasting, great work

  • Good luck, Sarah! Others have said it, but I’ll say it again: Streetsblog won’t be the same without you.

  • Best with everything!

  • Nicolo, You bet I’m coming to the tasting. Wouldn’t miss it.

  • Good luck, Sarah! Thanks for all your work – it’s been greatly appreciated.

  • You’ve done a great job with Streetsblog, which has really become a major resource. Good luck at Grist–they’re a great bunch too!

  • Hard to imagine not seeing your name on these posts each morning! Thanks again for your great work on the network. I wish you all the best.

  • Anon

    Congrats on the new gig, Sarah, and thanks for all your work here!

  • J:Lai

    Best of luck, looking forward to seeing your work at your new spot. Thanks for everything you have contributed here!

  • Sarah, congratulations on your new position, and on a job well done here! Big hopes for revolution. Onward!

  • Good Luck Sarah!

  • You’ve done a great service here. Looking forward to checking out the new Grist placemaking section.

  • Thank you and good luck!


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