Bikeshare passes: Cities all fund transit passes for students, so why not bikeshare, too?
Anti-tax: Two more lawsuits have been filed against Seattle’s income tax law ($).
High inclusion: Santa Monica is aiming very high on inclusionary zoning in their new downtown plan.
Legalizing shelter: Many people without anchored shelter often live in cars and RVs in Seattle, and that could be partially legalized.
SEA-YVR highspeed: High-speed rail is an inevitable thing between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, but what might be the terminal stations in both cities?
Big drop: Seattle has seen the biggest drop in drive alone rates to work ($) in King County over the past decade–there are key reasons for that.
Goodbye bricks: In San Francisco, a portion of Market Street will get a major makeover, including brick sidewalks going away.
Bikeshare 2.1: Crosscut asks if private bikeshare in Seattle will succeed where Pronto struggled.
Bridging DC: Washington, D.C. is set to get a very beautiful new bridge to cross the Anacostia River.
Slower acceleration: Sound Transit isn’t sure why light rail had a power failed this week, but is asking operators to slow down acceleration to reduce system strain.
Congestion-free transit: Transit guru Jarrett Walker says that advocates for high quality transit should adopt the term “congestion-free transit” à la Auckland to attract riders and supporters.
Commute tolerance: The Hyperloop as public transit is never happening, but even if did it probably wouldn’t change your commute time ($).
Regulating smog: In another positive setback to the Trump administration, the EPA is reserving course on delaying an Obama-era rule to regulate smog-inducing pollutants ($).
Election analysis: Counting in the Seattle mayoral race primary continues, but Ben Anderstone of Crosscut delivers some interesting early analysis.
Public loos: Public toilets appear headed to Ballard and the University District.
Making it count: Innovative thinkers in India are showing how space beneath elevated railway lines can be better used.
Sanctuary on the brink: Burien is a sanctuary city, but a ballot measure in November could change that.
America’s transit fleet: One infographic rules them all showing major North American transit system fleets in high detail.
New competitor: Ofo bikeshare, a third private bikeshare company in Seattle, has their permit and is ready to launch.
Capitol Hill Station: What will new development look like at Capitol Hill Station?
Map of the Week: On August 21st, a solar eclipse will be highly visible across portions of America, but some places may be better to see it.
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.