Climate impacts: Seattle may think it has a lot of rain now, but climate change could mean the region is unprepared for future impacts.
In for more: Link Transit in Wenatchee is going to the ballot for more transit.
Bikeshare takeaways: What we can learn from the runaway success of University of Texas-Austin bikeshare.
Public benefits process begins: The process begins to finalize the convention center expansion public benefits package, which includes affordable housing and street improvements.
Facilitating e-bikes: New York City makes some space for e-bikes.
Pre-paid postage: King County Elections is pushing for pre-paid ballot postage.
Promoting mass extinction: The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could strip protections from hundreds of threatened species.
Anti-green lobbying and greenwashing: Despite their image sometimes, do people really expect car companies to willingly go greener?
Escalators as stairs: A Sound Transit report indicates that some broken escalators can be used temporarily as stairs.
Locational determinant: How your social class affects where you’ll move.
Shuttering vital care: Amid a statewide mental healthcare crisis, the University of Washington is looking to shutter its psychiatric unit.
Failure of priorities: Should Miami just rebuild its collapsed pedestrian bridge?
New presence: Seattle University’s Center for Science and Innovation will give a new presence on 12th Avenue, the college says.
Lacking specifics: Critics say that Sound Transit’s draft transit-oriented development policy lacks specifics.
Turning on immigrants: With California vehemently and rightly protecting immigrants, the federal government and even local cities are turning on the state.
Work of art: Santiago, Chile has turned a busy street into a work of art.
Keeping transportation funding: Lynnwood has deferred a decision on modifying vehicle license fees ($) dedicated to local transportation improvements.
Cynical governance: Under corrupt and cynical leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to halt better car emission standards ($).
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.