Slow down: The evidence continues to build that speed cameras are effective at slowing drivers down.
Yesler infill: Residential and mixed-use projects planned for the Yesler Terrace area faced design review this week.
Connected: Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed budget would fund the Center City Connector for the streetcar and create a task force to develop safety recommendations surrounding bikes and tracks.
HOT air: The wisdom of HOT lanes is questionable at best and probably negative in the long-run (hello induced sprawl!).
New RTIS: Seattle’s transportation department is >improving real-time arrival information kiosks on Third Avenue.
A living rent: London is looking at a “living rent” plan to tackle the global city’s affordable housing woes.
Tone it down: The American Medical Association issues a health warning for LED street lights, recommending cities use less intense models.
Penn reborn: They may have torn down the idyllic New York Penn Station and threw Madison Square Garden on top, but a plan to bring it back as part of the mega-Moynihan Station project is turning its wheels.
Remold the force: How Seattle could increase diversity of the local police department.
Transit not enough: It’s not enough to have good transit, the pedestrian environment matters, too.
In hy-drive: Germany will soon launch the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger trains, which is created from electricity.
A bitter farewell: A memorial walk will be held Sunday for Capitol Hill resident Max Richards who died after being hit in a neighborhood crosswalk.
Seineful: 3.3 kilometers of road will be closed along Paris’ Seine River permanently and go to park and open space use.
Filling vacancies: Parts of Chicago have high vacancies and it varies greatly a block-by-block level, but there has been substantial success by local programmes to cut the vacancies in recent years.
High riding: Austin, Texas will study an eight-mile long aerial gondola line as a form of public transit.
Pine-rise: A 48-story tower planned for residential and hotel space could find its way to Eighth Avenue and Pine Street.
Sculptured: A new sculpture has been at E Union St and 23rd Ave E as part of corridor improvements.
Map of the Week: Seattle’s bike map got some nice improvements.