Packing it in: Despite efforts to spread out development and population growth in Washington, D.C. (the city), most of that has been focused in the central portion of the city.
Road to fame: The history of making the Los Angeles Metro “M” the deeply famous symbol it is today.
1%ing: American tax policy on housing subsidies benefit the richest Americans more than the poor, working, and middle class.
Map of the Week: A squishy rubber ball may be one way to map your path across the city.
Farewell, so long: Pronto’s long-time executive director, Holly Houser, is moving on to new things, but she’ll still have a hand in the local bikeshare for now.
Sleepless in Seattle: Airbnb is highly popular in Seattle, but it is also taking a lot of housing off of the market.
Less institutional: The future jail may look and work a lot more like a college campus than a prison.
Merge left: WA Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club could be on the verge of merging as educational and advocacy organizations.
Tides of change: The great Mossback decries the changing character that some new projects may bring to Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.
Depopulated: As Japan ages and the population declines, some suburbs are experiencing increasing vacancies of homes.
Construction cranes: Renderings for a new building at the Broadway Post Office property on Capitol Hill have been revealed. Meanwhile, a new skyscraper is in the early planning stages for Downtown and the 13 Coins building will be making way for a tower in South Lake Union.
How complete?: Andrew Price asks what a “complete” street really is.
Keep ’em closed: “Manspreading” is now a word a dictionary-approved word.
Raised crossing: Washington, D.C. is increasingly going with European-style treatments for their bicycle infrastructure.
Bring it back: The Transit Riders Union proposes the restoration of an “employee’s hour tax” on Seattle businesses.
Mangled beauty: Frank Gehry goes wild in his latest project design for the Los Angeles Sunset strip.
Waterless: Drought is a problem all across the United States, not just California.
Broken priorities: WSDOT funding crisis for existing infrastructure maintenance and repair is a manufactured problem; only about 11% of funding goes to infrastructure preservation efforts.
People street: The E Pike St pedestrianized street project gets more programming in latest trial.
Short track: A new cycletrack opened on Lower Queen Anne’s 5th Ave, but it only goes one block.