Salmon Bay School by Joe Wolf on Flickr.

No Downtown school: Seattle Public Schools bails out on an opportunity to pick up a Downtown property for a new elementary.

Breaking records: The Fremont Bridge is very likely to see more than 1 million bike trips by Christmas.

The weed: Uncle Ike’s scores a temporary victory while more states legalize marijuana use. Of course, Congress might interfere with DC.

Obscure designs: A worry for the next Guggenheim Museum, could it just be weird? And is that even a bad thing?

Disaster in SFO: What San Francisco might look like if sea levels rise 200 feet.

Charming blocks: A look at New York City’s one-block streets and their charm.

120 square feet: Now this is some creative micro-housing.

It really is bad: A commuter has logged all his Sound Transit 510 trips for 3 years. Turns out traffic is getting a whole lot worse on I-5.

Will it live: Maryland just elected a Republican governor who hates transit, but will he kill the Purple Line and other projects in Maryland?

Minimum wage: It turns out that even in conservative territory, minimum wage increases are incredibly popular.

Transit vote: Free lifts to the polling station on transit doesn’t appear to increase ridership.

No trains Saturday: Light Rail will be shutdown next week, so know your options.

Tons more service: Now that bus service will get a boost in June, what could we end up seeing for future service?

Berlin Wall everywhere: Pieces of the Berlin Wall are everywhere around the globe, and they’re good reminders of the ugly past.

Regeneration: A power plant in Wisconsin will now have new life as a student center.

New condo tower: First Hill will see a new condo tower come to the neighborhood.

Bridges and the city: An exploration of how cities and their bridges interact, it’s a situation of the good, bad, and iconic.

Speed humps: Excessive speeding is cut up to 80%-90% in Seattle where speed humps have been implemented.

Capitol Hill Station: Four developers have submitted their proposals for development, one has dropped out. Plans will be unveiled to the public in December.

Mileage fees: A good case for changing how we charge for driving, the best option is a per mile fee.

Second and Union: A new proposal by Skanska for an office tower at Second and Union dubbed “2&U”

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Stephen is an urban planner 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. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.