No lefts: New York City wants Google Maps to stop promoting left turns.
For the kids: A compelling case for why urban places are better for kids.
Gigabit internet: Kshama Sawant wants to give the Central District real gigabit internet.
Transpo roundup: All the bills that the Washington State Legislature passed on transportation issues this year.
More trail: The East Lake Sammamish Trail has opened with new paving.
Rent control: Berlin’s newly adopted rent control rules appear to be working as intended.
Don’t stop: Someone documented a good list of the saddest Amtrak stops.
New transit pass: ORCA now is offering a Regional Day Pass for local transit.
Noise pollution: A new app is out that shows property-level detail for noise pollution; currently only available in Los Angeles.
Urban murals: Three new murals are now in Capitol Hill, First Hill, and the Central District.
Early response: The initial e-mails landing on Mayor Ed Murray’s desk on the draft HALA recommendations.
Four stories everywhere: CHS profiles a bunch of new projects scattered throughout Capitol Hill and First Hill.
Expanding service: Los Angeles’ Metro bus service could see a massive expansion of their frequent network at no additional cost.
LR3 is dead, long live LR3: Seattle In Progress says that despite the LR3 downzone, those areas of the city will continue to see plenty of projects under old code.
Coverage and tunnels: Seattle Transit Blog proposes how a new tunnel in Downtown Seattle could serve riders better.
Incredible support: The Move Seattle levy has tons of support from Seattle residents.
Ending segregation: President Barack Obama has unveiled new rules that he will enact to prevent segregation in housing.
The office village: Leave it to the Dutch to come up with approach to office parks; MVRDV comes up with “office villages”.
Falling prices: Germany, the world’s best economy, keeps seeing housing prices fall despite growth.
A premium: Where renters pay more for washers and dyers.
End of the line: Downtown may not always be the best place to end a train line.
Data saves: Janette Sadik-Khan talks about how data can solve our most vexing transportation problems.
House the people: A reminder that public housing is absolutely still part of the housing crunch, but that the approach needs to be 21st century.