Build it and they will come: Copenhagen is planning to build nearly 8,000 bicycle parking spaces at the city’s central train station.
Save Cascades: If Oregon doesn’t pony up some more money, the Portland-to-Eugene train by Amtrak Cascades could disappear. Tell legislators to save it.
Create land trusts: How community land trusts could be one part of the solution to rising housing prices.
Valuable and in short supply: Only 6% of US lands are developed, and here’s why land use values are important when we talk about housing affordability.
More parking wanted?: Councilmember Tom Rasmussen sent a letter to his colleagues stating why he wants a review of parking regulations throughout the city. His goal appears to be increasing parking requirements for new development in light of neighbor complaints in West Seattle.
Calling all transportation nerds: Janette Sadik-Khan is coming to town Wednesday to talk shop, don’t miss out.
North Seattle PBL coming: Seattle is building another protected bike lane on Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle Bike Blog argues that the City should go all in corridor improvements.
Rapidly diversifying: In 78 US counties, minorities now constitute a majority, see where they are.
Unleash the transfers: Transit transfers are usually a net positive and make networks so much better for riders, two infographics illustrate this best.
Map of the week: Curious about Shakespeare’s London? Then take a walk back in time to 1561 with some great interactive maps.
Clouding up cities: Despite rising urbanism across the country, suburban commuters are still contributing to increased CO2 emissions.
Redefining “family”: In a fit of fury, Bellevue neighbors banned together to oppose families in their neighborhoods. Families are a protected class regardless of situation, but this week the Bellevue City Council adopted an ordinance to ban non-traditional families.
Cite drivers, make streets safer: Over a 4-hour period, 61 people driving get caught for failing to yield to pedestrians at a Portland intersection. Local police have a program to cite people who refuse to yield at unmarked crosswalks.
In contempt…still: The Senate Republicans continue to play politics over education with their plan for the budget still widely out of compliance with the State Supreme Court’s education decision (McCleary).
Negative development: Not all development is created equal, Smart Growth America has put together a decent way of comparing the public benefits of certain development types.
Linking Lynnwood: Sound Transit released their FEIS on the Lynnwood Link extension; Seattle Transit Blog runs the numbers on the station alternatives and ridership.
Open borders: A comprehensive case of why open borders are good economically and socially for all.
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