A little epic: This Danish bus agency has a seriously epic bus commercial.
Changing tax exemptions: The City Council wants to patch up the rules for tax exemptions on microhousing units.
Urban innovation: Architecture and design firm Gensler wants to use subterranean Tube tunnels for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, basically an underground park-like pathway. But Copenhagenize calls this idea–amongst others–misguided and worse.
Map of the week: 16 maps that explain Barcelona.
A wired tunnel: The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel is going to get mobile service.
Expanding Sound Transit: If this bill is successful, Sound Transit’s service and taxing authority could expand geographically. Meanwhile, the House passed a bill out of committee to move Sound Transit 3, despite concern trolling from Republicans.
No rezone: A corner block at the intersection of 23rd Ave and Union St, known as “MidTown Center”, won’t be rezoned for now; the request was denied by the City Council.
Big reveal: We now have an idea what the Spring St and Harvard Ave tower project will look like, and it has a Whole Foods!
Vaccinate your kids: One Washington lawmarker wants to eliminate most exemptions from vaccines.
Money isn’t everything: Investment transportation is generally seen as a positive thing regardless of politics, but not all investments will actually enhance our transportation network.
Unexpected support: A Republican wants to use gas tax money for transit within his district.
New Greenwood park: Neighbors of Greenwood met recently to talk about their wants and desires for a new neighborhood park to be sited next to the community library.
Vision Zero Seattle: Sightline takes a look at what Vision Zero even is.
Choose your words: How using different words for the same thing ended the Seattle bikelash.
Questioning Seattle: King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski talks about why he’s not so hot on Seattle’s contract proposal for Metro–even though Seattle’s priorities best represent their needs.
Why Dayton is gone: A clever cartoon story that depicts the demise of Dayton, Ohio.
Deutschland uber alles: In one chart, you can see all of the ways that Germany is less car reliant than the US.
Changing cities: Maybe it isn’t so much gentrificiation, but rather youthification taking hold in cities across the US.
The 520 Trail: What the new SR-520 trail is actually like for people biking and walking.
Bridging the gap: Sound Transit staff will recommend to the agency’s board more time to secure a plan to fund the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge.
Defining limits: FiveThirtyEight argues that defining Austin by just its city limits is foolish.
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