Feds love SDOT: The USDOT is apparently gushing about how well Seattle is doing road safety projects.
Charting household emotions: What does a room make you feel? Evidently a lot as these charts suggest.
Berlin capping rents: Berlin expands rent caps for new contracts; landlords are prohibited from charging more than 10% of the local average for new tenants.
Ride the trails: Cascade Bicycle Club has put out a new app to seek out bike trails.
Map of the Week: Of course it’s the Tube map, but not for the reason you might think; there’s a lot to dislike about it.
Ferry data: Seattle Transit Blog takes a look at ferry reliability in the Puget Sound.
Summer streets: Capitol Hill is getting pedestrian-only streets on select nights this summer as part of a trial run.
Au revoir: Paris is saying goodbye to the love lock craziness, they’re removing them from city bridges.
Move Seattle: Pedestrian and bicycle advocates say that the Move Seattle plan needs to better fund walking and biking improvements.
Urban productivity: How proximity and speed can increase productivity for cities.
Too damn high: A comprehensive take Grist about the ridiculously high rents in Seattle.
Creative affordability: Maybe there’s a new model to create “co-working” space for low income workers engaged in small-scale manufacturing.
Revising Lowrise: Changes may be on the way for Seattle’s Lowrise Residential zones, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog has the details on this week’s public meeting to discuss them.
Fees, not taxes: Why cities keep raising fees instead of taxes to raise revenue.
210 years: Data and a two-minute video on the rising and falling density of Manhattan over 210 years.
The 4%: Only 4% of Americans walk or bike to work, Vox has 6 ideas on how to boost that number.
Drop some cash: The top 10 most expensive apartments for rent in Seattle.
Paying for parking: Beijing officials will soon require residents to own a parking space before they can even buy a car.
Profiting on the desperate: A story about how “three-quarter” housing landlords take advantage of homeless.