University Avenue just north of 52nd Street in the U District. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Not your friend: Uber’s recent advertising has come out swing at transit, which led transit guru Jarrett Walker to speak truth: Uber hates high-capacity public transportation.

Westlake: Polygon NW is dropping in 98 residential units in a nine-story mixed-use building on a block of Dexter Avenue.

Not so fast: A 109-year-old church in Capitol Hill will could soon be knocked for 22 new townhomes, but before demolition permits can be issues the applicant will need to get an up or down vote from the Landmarks Preservation Board on historic status.

Appealed: Neighbors near a proposed mixed-use project at 19th Ave E and E Mercer St have appealed the approval decision.

A little notice: Seattle will now require 72-hour notice before a bike lane or greenway closure is allowed.

Embracing small: Small homes in Portland are becoming popular.

Believe it: Las Vegas just rolled out their own bikeshare system.

BRTless: In one picture, Greater Greater Washington explains why America doesn’t have quality bus rapid transit.

Most endangered: The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released their list of most endangered places in America, which totals eight places for 2016.

Powering the next gen: Copenhagenize asks where all this energy will come from for electric cars.

Sustainable?: A city near San Francisco is welcoming a massive new development under sustainable framework, but isn’t so sure that it wants housing to go along with it.

Going electric: Kitsap Transit has purchased their first all electric bus.

Parisian gondola: Paris’ future 2.7-mile gondola could be a lot more practical that London’s crossing the Thames.

Lesser parks: American inequality is also manifested through public parks.

Going Dutch: College Station, Texas just got a “Dutch junction” for bikes.

Seattle transpo budget: Seattle Bike Blog sheds some light on Seattle’s proposed 2017-2018 transportation budget and Seattle Neighborhood Greenway’s proposal.

Manufacturing equity: How four American cities are using manufacturing to create equitable local economies.

A legacy: A look back at 40 years of Snohomish County’s public transportation agency Community Transit.

Towering over Bell: A new tower is headed to Fourth Avenue just off of Bell Street.

Issaquah’s station: Conceptual drawings by Sound Transit show the location of a future light rail station in Issaquah.

Paid parking: Metro is about to pilot a new project with parking lot owners to rent out parking space near park-and-rides.

No longer partners: The City of Seattle is ending their relationship with Wells Fargo due to their banking practices.

Throwing in the towel: Shell has decided to give up on its planned oil train facility near Anacortes.

Liberty museum: The Statue of Liberty could get a new museum right at the foot of the statue.

Questions remainWhy was the NJ Transit train going fast in Hoboken Station?

The German housing market: There’s a reason why most Germans don’t buy their homes but instead rent.

Memorializing a mistake: Seattle could end up keeping one piece of the former R.H. Thomson “ramps-to-nowhere” as vestige of history.

More than 9 to 5: Streetsblog says that commuter rail has a lot more to offer than just peak-hour service.

Map of the Week: Richard Florida reports on the seven types of global cities.

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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.