Now bording: Angle Lake Station opens on Central Link today.

Structured over surface: The Wall Street Journal reports that more developers are kicking parking lots to the curb in favor of parking garages.

No kill: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is pushing back on Washington State over culverts, which are deathtraps for endangered salmon.

On-street parking: Late night parking hours could be expanded in places like Capitol Hill, but no parking benefit districts are on the way under plans by the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Beyond national borders: Instead of building an even bigger wall with Mexico, what if we built a binational city on the border?

Improve Lander: Seattle Bike Blog says that the Lander Street overpass needs better walking and biking elements.

Floating homes: Floating containers could prove to be a partial solution to affordable housing according to boosters in Copenhagen.

Divergent opinions: A 3.5-mile greenway planned in Minneapolis stirs up an unlikely debate.

Life anew: With the North Precinct project all but dead, Councilmember Kshama Sawant is whipping up support to build 1,000 affordable homes using real estate excise tax dollars that were planned to go toward the precinct project.

Information highway: Streetsblog highlights what a mileage tax can tell us that a gas tax can’t.

Designing play: 50 organizations across the country in underserved communities could get a grant as part of Play Everywhere Challenge to develop innovative play spaces for kids.

Why ST3 now: Seattle Subway explains why voters must approve Sound Transit 3 in November.

Inconclusive: Investigators still find the Desiree McCloud death along the First Hill Streetcar Line inconclusive.

Gratis: Free museums serve a very important cultural function in society.

Walkable streets: 50 reasons on why you should want more walkable streets.

Not a solution: Greater Greater Washington says that underground pedestrian tunnels would not make DC streets better for walking–the same could be said of Seattle.

Gorilla urbanism: Renegade bicycle advocates in San Francisco are making their own bike lanes.

Building Passive: A mixed-use Passive House project in Capitol Hill went before design review this week.

Bro-ego: Despite the fact that Chris Hansen’s ill-advised SODO arena project is all but dead, the San Francisco-based venture capitalist has paid $32 million for five more acres near his proposed site.

Fixing the slope: The “pedestranizing” project for Capitol Hill’s Summit Slope Park moves forward with construction.

Likely intentional: People biking on the Westlake Cycletrack found themselves the victims of flat tires after running over tacks.

PNW HSR: Public officials touted the idea of high-speed rail between Seattle and Vancouver, BC this week at the Cascadia Conference; let’s not forget Portland!

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.

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  1. Why the editorial comment on the Hansen arena deal “all but dead”? While the council declining to vacate Occidental was clearly a setback, I was under the impression that Hansen could certainly come back with an improved proposal to the council in 2017 to try again for the vacation?

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