Unwillingness to perform: What does an anti-transit federal government look like?
Joy of play returns: “Risky” playgrounds are making a comeback.
Going green: Kroger is ending the use of plastic bags ($) at its stores in and around Seattle.
Nextgen bikeshare: Limebikes, Uber, and Lyft all want in on Seattle’s new permanent private bikeshare program.
Just like smoking: According to a study, America’s love-affair with car culture is shortening the lives of people.
Rent burdenless: Despite rising housing prices, Seattle’s share of mortgage-free households still rises ($).
NYC building boom: A real-time map captures the construction taking shape in New York City ($).
Children left behind: In North Carolina, politicians cut safety programs for kids in favor of highway funding.
Not just for bikes?: Is it time to rethink the “bike lane”?
Life-saving decision: The Washington State Supreme Court reverses a lower appeals court to restore an anti-gun violence initiative to the November ballot ($).
Still under appeal: Appeal of Seattle’s citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability rezones continue. The city council appears to be having closed-door meetings with community groups on the rezones ($).
Deadly, dirty management: New rules for coal plants would lead to many more deaths each year ($).
New independent department: King County Metro Transit will form its own department in county government come January and assume responsibility for the water taxi division.
Watering Move Seattle down: The Seattle Times reports that RapidRide lines planned as part of Move Seattle largely won’t materialize due to a “reset” of priorities ($).
Mariners demand opulence: Katie Wilson of Seattle Transit Riders Union argues against the public handouts to the Mariners in the midst of a regional housing crisis.
Map of the Week: Where can you find rowhouses in America and Canada?