City gaming: There’s now a card game that can help with talking about cities and planning for them.

Jay is in: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is all in for president, seeking the Democratic nomination.

Incentivize biking: A proposal at the federal level would incentivize biking with a new tax break.

PDX congestion pricing: Should Portland give congestion pricing a try first instead of expanding a highway?

Bark parks: Are dog parks exclusionary?

ALT transit funding: A transit bill to benefit Atlanta could result in a special charge on ridehailing services, which are poaching riders en mass from transit.

Lid I-5: A team has been selected to do a deep study of lidding I-5.

Nuked by Duke: Duke University has killed a 10-year-in-the-making light rail plan for Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

Save New York transit: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have issued a 10-point plan to improve the transit system in New York City and roll out a congestion charge. But New York City Speaker and acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson has unveiled a proposal that would fold the Metropolitan Transit Agency into city government under the power of the mayor.

Dubious policymaking: Midwest lawmakers want to raise gas taxes to pour down more payment for highways.

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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.