America’s retail apocalypse: CityLab highlights the retail apocalypse in six charts and a map.

PBLs for New Yorkers: New York City built 20.9 miles of protected bike lanes in 2018 (Seattle built next to none during that timeframe).

Best coast: The New York Times heralds West Coast transit as beating out East Coast brethren ($).

Link Philly: Philadelphia is the latest city to launch Intersection’s Link kiosks capable of providing public Wi-Fi, wayfinding, public information, free phone calls, and other services.

Predictably behind schedule: Only four out of 41 rail systems have met the deadline for installation of positive train control systems in America.

Uber is punitive: Jump is charging $25 for people ($) who bike and park outside of their limited service zone in Seattle.

Dead no more: Streetsblog features a Seattle pavement to parks transformation.

Dollar Store America: Dollar stores have been rapidly expanding across America, but what does that say about the state of communities?

Seattle-ization: Seattle keep ratcheting up the ladder as one of America’s most expensive cities ($).

Housing racial justice: Does Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) far-reaching housing bill hint a reparations, too?

Cap-and-trade affordable housing: What if there was a cap-and-trade system for affordable housing that anti-housing communities had to pay into?

U-turn on the L: Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) made a last-minute decision to call off the shutdown of the New York City Subway’s L train line.

Mass pardon: Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) plans to pardon thousands of misdemeanor marijuana convictions.

Cracking down on drunks: States like Washington should adopt drunk driving laws that are as aggressive as Utah’s.

Map of the Week: What if the Bay Area had a rail network as dense as its Taco Bell network?

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