Changing the program: Pronto is now offering a monthly payment option for membership and 45 minutes of free ride time.
Collective: Tenants of the new Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, a kind of cooperative housing development, prepare to move in to their new home.
Systemic discrimination: Charter schools are suspending African-American students at unparalleled rates to their public counterparts.
Earthquake prone: Seattle has identified 300 more unreinforced masonry buildings that are at high seismic risk.
Beefing up the force: Mayor Ed Murray plans to increase the local police force by 200 officers; the proposal is funded by a new business tax.
Now boarding: Transit advocates offered up a variety of recommendations to improve the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan before the comment period closes on Monday. And in the eleventh hour, Sound Transit released new alternatives for the Lynnwood-Everett corridor.
Advanced notice: A new light up safety device can warn drivers approaching a bicycle crossing when a bicyclist is heading toward the intersection.
Environmental justice: On Earth Day, Mayor Murray got deeply serious about environmental justice in Seattle.
Little play space: Four Car Park — the stretch of road between Olive Way and Denny St on Capitol Hill — may finally receive the pavement-to-parks treatment it so deserves.
Cutting carbon: After a King County Superior Court ruling this week, the Department of Ecology now has until the end of 2016 to develop a rule that will cut statewide emissions.
Poor taste: The City of Phoenix put out a graphic bike safety novel to scare kids into “riding right.”
Crowning a bike mayor: As only the Dutch would, Amsterdam is poised to appoint a “bicycle mayor” this summer.
Blurred lines: Comparative data suggests that investments in high quality transit don’t always lead to significant land value increases.
More than trees: Mark Hinshaw points out that Seattle’s new parks don’t have room for trees, but that may not be so bad.
Center of attention: Central Co-op wants to play a key part in the redevelopment of the Capitol Hill light rail station area.
Divergent: Richard Florida take a look at the diverging economies of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Goodbye Airbnb: Berlin is cracking down on vacation apartment rentals in the capital city.
Map of the Week: How hyperconnected the world is.