Choo-choo preview: The Seattle Times gets to go on ride-along at the unfinished stations and tunnel ($) of Northgate Link; the last leg of digging to Husky Stadium is almost done.
Endless construction: An explainer on why New York City’s streets are always under construction ($).
Landmark policy: Social justice advocates praise the passage of Seattle’s mandatory affordable housing program.
Safe harbors: Are there really safe space for immigrants?
Helping hands: Port Orchard is forming a committee to study solutions to homelessness.
Think like Jane: Public space master Jan Gehl says that Copenhagen needs more Jane Jacobs.
Broken: A look at the “chaos, trash, and tears” ($) resulting from Seattle’s homeless sweeps.
Hard departure: A Palo Alto Planning Commissioner steps down leaving behind very harsh words for colleagues and community.
What we already knew: High traffic arterial roads reduce the quality of life, even a few blocks away, according to a recent study.
Mending communities: Belfast has long had “peace walls” to separate Catholic and Protestant communities as a safeguard, but there is now a process to begin removing them, which is deeply challenging.
Engaged tenants: A renter summit is coming to Capitol Hill in September.
Terror for renters: A new apartment bidding platform may become a thing.
Slowhattan: Lower Manhattan will get 5 mph speed limits for a day.
More space for feet: The famed Brooklyn Bridge could get a much needed expansion for people walking and biking ($).
Hidden poverty: Strong Towns takes a look at suburban poverty in Florida.
Win-win: In exchange for preserving a historic facade, a local developer has remodeled and added to Capitol Hill building.
Not fit for office: Sen. Reuven Carlyle has gone rouge with extremist anti-tax rhetoric on authorizing Sound Transit 3 funding; but colleagues and advocates continue to pile on to denounce and refute his claims.
Results are in: Houston enacted a sweeping bus network restructure last year and the numbers are in suggesting that it delivering modest ridership gains.
The hottest: Climate change is in full leaving July as the hottest month on record globally.