Cleaner energy in DE: Germany will phase all of its coal power plants by 2038.

Incentivizing biking: An Italian city will pay people to ride bikes to work.

Banning carbon infrastructure: King County has passed a temporary ban on fossil fuel infrastructure.

Filling up with infill: A five-story, 75-unit apartment building is planned atop an old service station site on Capitol Hill.

Fighting fair wages: A fight with ridehailing companies is brewing in New York over whether they should be subject to paying drivers minimum wage or not.

Unanimous on reform: San Diego’s planning commission has unanimously recommended elimination of parking minimums around major transit stops.

ADU bonanza: An ambitious bill has been introduced to promote accessory dwelling units in Washington.

Salem-bound commuter train: An Oregon lawmaker wants to extend commuter rail to Salem from the Portland area.

Californication: Boise appears to be seeing some big growth.

Out of control: A new study suggests that Airbnb needs to be regulated like any hotel use because its impacts are not just rising housing prices and loss of rental units.

Equity tool: Decongestion pricing is actually a tool for inequitable transportation.

Left out of the light: The benefits of solar power are not reaching communities of color.

Lessons for Silicon Valley: With Microsoft pitching in financing for affordable housing, what can we learn from Silicon Valley’s experience?

Federal oversight: The federal government will now closely oversee New York City’s public housing authority.

Idaho comes to Utah: Lawmakers in Utah are considering a bill to bring the “Idaho Stop” for biking to the state.

Map of the Week: What if you put a D.C.-like beltway around other cities?

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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.