New Metro

Save the buses: The Seattle Transit Blog has been tearing up the blogosphere with every reason why you should vote YES on Proposition 1.

Bike protection: New stripped bike lanes have arrived in the U District. Burke-Gilman/UW riders will rejoice the addition of this facility on NE 40th St.

It’s going to the dogs: Apparently people love their dogs way more than kids if they live in the city.

Maptastic: If you love maps and subways, then you’ll love these standardized subway maps.

Developers for affordability: It’s not something you hear often, but a Canadian firm wants to bring affordable units to Seattle.

Ditching the cars: car2go has been pretty effective at inducing people to sell their cars, but it isn’t necessarily all roses.

Urban streets: The City of Bellevue has official gone urban! The transportation department has adopted the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide.

Don’t forget the paint: A new Capitol Hill development has been delayed over paint. This is why you stick to the plan.

Amazon changing the market: The company is changing more than just the face of Main Street, it’s changing our city.

Unclogging the streets: Traffic levels are crashing in the city, and quickly.

Death of the mall: Teens just don’t care about hanging out at the malls anymore. Kids these days…

A rainbow of color: These Dutch fields of tulips are amazing. Don’t forget that we have our own.

Public safety: It’s a tragedy if we allow public spaces to be unsafe for anybody, but especially for women.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.