The newly proposed Westside Seattle Transit Tunnel, courtesy of Seattle Subway.
The newly proposed Westside Seattle Transit Tunnel, courtesy of Seattle Subway.

Stopping displacement: How expensive new housing reduces displacement of low-income housing.

A protected class: Hartford, Connecticut wants to kick out a non-traditional family because of neighbor concerns.

Super green: Brooklyn, NY gets its first truly sustainable housing development that passes Passive House standards.

Capping rents: Seattle may pass regulations to restrict rent prices ($) on new microhousing units.

Calling it quits: Sally Clark is the latest sitting city councilmember to declare retirement from City Hall.

Map of the week: Oran plays with new frequent transit maps for Seattle based upon Prop 1.

Russian bomb: The Winter Olympics weren’t all the were cracked up to be, Russia has two transportation white elephants.

Too much parking: Despite the sensationalist stories on parking in Seattle media this week, the city has way too much parking, and that’s a problem.

Supporting the linkage fee: One major developer is completely behind the imposition of a linkage fee on new development.

Bad signage: Freeway-style signage makes streets less safe for all.

Fairer tolling: NYC could institute tolls across all bridges in the city to right a wrong, and boost funding for transit.

Low blow: How Bertha managed to beat out the surface option as a replacement to the Viaduct.

Incremental Seattle Subway: A new option is being floated to create a rail-convertible tunnel for buses in Downtown Seattle running somewhat parallel to the current transit tunnel. It’s called the “Westside Seattle Transit Tunnel”.

Getting nerdy: Transitmix becomes even more useful for those nerdy transit service planners with a pro version.

The Central Greenway: Work is starting on the Central Greenway, which should create some really safe pathways for bicyclists.

Vertical farming: A story about a Wyoming farm that could really trailblaze the whole greenhouse, urban farming movement.

Ballard Bridge problem: Peddler Brewing took some very clever footage to show the challenges that the Ballard Bridge poses to people biking and walking.

Doing something right: Minneapolis has managed to really balance affordability, opportunity, and wealth, but what’s the secret to this success?

Bike lanes in B’vue: Look out, new bike lanes are coming to Bellevue on 116th Ave NE.

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