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 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.