A bus-loving city: CityLab took a deep dive this week into why Seattle is America’s most bus-loving city.

Backing Cascadia HSR: Microsoft has kicked in $300,000 to help fund the Cascadia high-speed rail business case study.

Melrose Promenade: A new community crosswalk has opened up as part of the Melrose Promenade on Capitol Hill.

MHA chat: Sara Maxana, a housing advisor for the City of Seattle, sat down with The Seattle Times to talk about the city’s Mandatory Housing Affordability rezoning program ($).

High impact tourism: The climate impact of tourism may be much higher than originally thought.

Park the bikes: To fix “bike clutter,” perhaps try investing more in bike corrals and bike racks.

Central Area landmark: The Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Central Area is slated for historic landmarking.

Cratering patronage: Public bikeshare is Paris is cratering after a botched rollout by the city’s new primary operator of upgrades.

Build small: To solve the housing crisis in Britain, an opinion writer in The Guardian says that the country should support smaller housing units.

Love of city: In the post Brexit world, Londners identify more with their city than their country.

Envisioning 15th: Locals near 15th Avenue E on Capitol Hill have a vision for their retail district.

Tax the rich: Seattle is at the crossroads of imposing a $75 million per year tax on very wealthy businesses to credibly address the homeless crisis ($). Mayor Jenny Durkan has issued a veto threat against the tax and housing solution.

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