What We’re Reading: Fight For The Future, Poaching From Transit, and SEA To DCA


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.

We hope you loved this article. If so, please consider subscribing or donating. The Urbanist is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that depends on donations from readers like you.

Stephen is an urban planner 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. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.