Fight for the future: Will the Democratic majority in the Washington State Legislature be successful at making progress on environmental laws?

Great American commute divide: Richard Florida highlights the great divide in how Americans commute to work.

Bike UW: Sound Transit plans to make bike parking at University of Washington Station better.

Regional effort: In the Bay Area, a regional effort to address the affordable housing crisis advances.

Poaching from transit: According to a new study, Uber and Lyft are directly responsible for the decline in transit use across America by poaching transit trips.

New housing: Two big projects in Yesler Terrace will bring 550 new dwelling units.

Barbican music hall: Why London’s next concert hall design looks crazy, but has a purpose.

Unique circumstances: In a record breaking payout, Seattle will settle for $65.75 million with a victim of an ambulance crash in 2016.

Incrementalism: StrongTowns asks if a big city can solve a big housing shortage incrementally.

Inducing congestion: For cities wanting to reduce congestion, Uber’s rewards program is a bad deal.

SEA to DCA: The Rails-To-Trails Conservancy wants to build a trail from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Unclear data: A new study on e-scooter injuries raises more questions than it answers.

Map of the Week: Where automation will displace the most workers in America.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.