Love of cities: Don’t be surprised; some people really do like how crowded cities are.

Certain labor: A big push is afoot to guarantee secure scheduling for workers in Seattle.

Out of touch: After an absurd article by The Seattle Times about Seattle’s supposed “war on cars,” thought-leaders and experts like Mike McGinn, Seattle Bike Blog, Publicola, and our own Scott Bonjukian excoriated the op-ed.

Sprouting advocacy: A Portland For Everyone group is emerging, largely based on Seattle’s local advocacy coalition.

College TOD: Seattle Central College may want in on a portion of the Capitol Hill light rail station property for expansion.

All-gender bathrooms: The solution for all-gender bathrooms is pretty simple and one Capitol Hill brewery is showing the way.

Carbon neutral: Seven steps to phase out carbon emissions from American transportation.

Electric chaos: A major power outage knocked out service in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday.

Yesler bike lanes: Work on repairs to the Yesler Way bridge has begun, but Seattle Bike Blog asks if the new bike lanes coming with it will be the right kind.

Bridge of troubled waters: Danish ingenuity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; work on Copenhagen’s Inner Harbor Bridge is still delayed after years of construction.

Slow track: California’s high-speed rail is funded by the state’s cap-and-trade program, but right now that funding source is under a lot of uncertainty.

Tragedy strikes: A female bicyclist died this week when biking near the First Hill Streetcar at Yesler Way.

No coal: Arch Coal is throwing in the towel on its Longview export terminal.

Boondoggles for all: CityLab looks at how the stadium boondoggle is moving to the suburbs.

The Jungle’s futue: Councilmembers are devising alternative plans for the Jungle under I-5.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.