Stalling progress: Baltimore creates reasons not to implement its city center bike network.

Draconian priorities: Despite the fact that food aid is working, the Trump administration wants Americans to starve.

Quite skies: Communities across the nation, including here locally, are asking for quieter skies.

Make transit free: As a carbon emission cutting strategy, Germany is joining the bandwagon to trial free public transport.

Trade warring: Urban construction in America could become more expensive with a new tariff by the Trump administration on steel.

Stifling transit: The federal budget under the Trump administration would massively slash funding for local transit projects.

Parisian masterpiece: Paris wants to create a massive park five times the size of Central Park in its suburbs.

Devastating trend: Polar ice continues to melt away at disastrous and high rates.

Leaving Americans behind: Public housing would take a massive hit under the Trump budget.

HSR now: Cascadia Rail has launched its campaign for regional high-speed rail.

Doesn’t require transit: Strong Towns says that you don’t need to start with transit to build walkable communities.

Subdivision policy: Why you should care about subdivision regulations.

Next SnoCo highrise: Lynnwood is slated to get an 18-story apartment building ($), the second tallest building in Snohomish County.

Mixing uses: In Port Orchard, a mixed-use building will seamlessly feature a new public library on the ground floor.

Blocking Brightline: In Florida, counties are filing lawsuits to block higher-speed rail to Orlando.

Rural longevity: CityLab explores why rural Britons outlive their American counterparts.

Transit gaps: Jarrett Walker argues the problems with “transit gap” analyses.

NHL in Seattle: The National Hockey League has received an application from Seattle for a franchise expansion.

Capitol Hill home: The Mexican consulate is moving into the old Harvard Exit in Capitol Hill.

Success story: A new trail opened up underneath a loathed elevated expressway in Toronto last month and its attracting many users.

Bring back our trolleys: A campaign is afoot to restore the historic Benson Trolleys and bring them back to Seattle streets.

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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.