Vision Zero USA: A Portland congressperson heroically submits a Vision Zero bill in DC.

Approved: A Seattle hearing examiner rejected an appeal of the land use decision for a new King County youth jail in the Central District.

Bad water, bad airWhat American cities looked like before the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Uber bad: What’s the trouble with Uber?

Soda tax?: FYI Guy says that the proposed soda tax in Seattle unfairly favors rich, white residents while lower-income earners get the raw end of the deal.

Single use Battery: If you’ve ever wanted to walk through the Battery Street tunnel, Sunday is your opportunity to do it.

More crashes: The flipside of roundabouts is that while they reduce the severity of collisions, they general lead to more crashes.

Speed it up: One way to win back bus riders is by speeding up bus boarding.

Highway plans: Bike Portland covers three Portland-area highway projects that could get funded.

Bankrupt: Republicans who control one-half of the Washington State Legislature don’t have a credible plan to fill the budget gap for education.

Bikeward!: Bellevue has approved funding for rapid implementation of its bike plan.

Trump-proof: Seattle could Trump-Proof Seattle if an income tax on high-income earners is imposed raising tens of of millions of dollars per year.

Alternative method: Sightline Institute explores what multi-member districts in Oregon would look like.

Bad judgment: The authoritarian Trump administration will have an opportunity to replace the local judge who halted that administration’s racist travel ban.

Fascinating and terrifying: The television series “The Man in the High Castle” recreates an alternative Berlin dreamed up by the Third Reich.

Old school: What did Seattle’s zoning look like in the past compared to today?

Back in biz: A year on from the big explosion, G&O Family Cyclery finds a new home in Greenwood.

Map of the Week: America’s affordable housing crisis mapped.

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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.