Red and blue: A brief history of what colors Link Light Rail lines are supposed to be designated as.
Drop in the bucket: Even doubling the American gas tax would be woefully below rates seen abroad.
Keeping the past: The Gaslight Inn on Capitol Hill’s 15th Ave is a contender for historic preservation.
Speeding along: A private passenger rail service planned for Florida is moving ahead despite opposition.
Clogged: What exactly should Seattle do about the Route 8?
Social productivity: The “basic income” concept is gaining steam across The Netherlands.
Popup art: How to make passageways and alleyways fun.
Parking problems: The City of Portland has circulated a few ideas on how to manage neighborhood parking.
Ped-only: Last Saturday, Capitol Hill tried out a pedestrian-only Pike Street, CHS gives a rundown of how that went.
Moving day: New York City used to have one day a year where one million residents would move.
Planted patience: Trees make the wait for the bus stop feel shorter.
The recharge lane: The UK is trying out new electric car charging highway lanes (no joke).
Measuring displacement: It’s not very easy to determine how much displacement is happening due to gentrification.
Protected: Davis, California debut’s America’s first protected intersection for bikes.
Highways first: State DOTs continue to fail communities across the country; enter Maryland where that state’s DOT is threatening the safety, accessibility. and success of one outer-DC city with a needless highway expansion.
Map of the Week: 20 years of the disappearing Arctic ice in one GIF.
Pike Place Market Danger: A driver lost control of his car in the Pike Place Historic District and seriously injured a pedestrian; one vendor asks why the street isn’t already closed to general traffic.
New beachside park: Mayor Ed Murray plans to reacquire the 130th St beach in Lake City.
State pops: A diagram showing state population ranks from 1910 to 2010.
Big plans: CHS covers design review proposals for First Central Station’s out-of-the-blue six-story block and Capitol Hill Lofts on Boylston.
Green for green: Green bonds are on the rise, and Sound Transit is the poster child for the new trend in funding projects.
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