Net Neutrality WA: Despite Net Neutrality being cast away in the United States, it’s still law in Washington.

Megaregions: What should we do about the rise of megaregions to make them more equitable and inclusive?

Build it and they will come: Biking on Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle is up 37%.

YVR expansion: Vancouver, British Columbia is looking to expand the region’s main passenger airport (YVR) to the tune of more than $9 billion (in Canadian dollars).

Not the rent, really: Richard Florida says that high housing prices shouldn’t be the blame for falling fertility rates amongst younger Americans.

Salt in an open wound: The head tax drama appears likely to continue with opponents filing their signatures and others filing a legal motion against the repeal process ($).

Bezos thuggery: Depending upon where Amazon’s second headquarters ends up, their employees could wind up unknowingly paying taxes to their employer.

Cowardly engineers: To reject lower street speeds in Portland, Oregon’s highway department cited high speeds as a reason not to.

It’s the rent: The high cost of housing is the significant driver for homelessness growth, a study concludes.

Fighting for salmon: In Oregon, environmentalists are suing the state over how to save dwindling Coho salmon populations.

Vancity Missing Middle Housing: Vancouver, British Columbia could soon expand the use of duplexes, townhouses, small apartments, and taller backyard cottages.

A mural it is: Capitol Hill’s East Design Review Board has settled on a facade dispute by requiring that the developer use a mural on the buidling.

Mosquito Fleet return: Policymakers are looking at more Puget Sound fast ferries.

DC carbon pricing: Washington, D.C. is looking at a price on carbon, but will it be set right?

Rolling back rent hikes: Caving to federal funding requirements, Trump’s housing department won’t hike rents by 300% for those receiving housing assistance.

Geometry: Jarrett Walker says that you can’t fix transit by destroying it.

Seattle’s promise: Transportation advocates say that Seattle must deliver on promised transit, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements ($).

Rowhouse or townhouse?: How rowhouses are different from townhomes.

City flight, maybe not: Are Americans fleeing back to the suburbs?

It’s happening: Ground breaking on apartments at Capitol Hill Station will start this week.

Approved: Lynnwood’s 18-story tower proposal has gained approval ($).

Tragedy on the rise: Sadly, suicide rates continue to rise in Washington ($).

Broken journey: With the collapse of a tunnel, Amtrak’s Coast Starlight is forcing passengers to take a bus between connecting trains in central Oregon.

Stalled redesign: London’s mayor is disappointed about the cancellation of a pedestrianized Oxford Street.

Free the transit: New York City will join in subsidizing transit for low-income residents.

Map of the Week: What you have to earn to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

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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.