Bike and walk LWB: Car-free Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard will return this summer.

No highway expansions: In Portland, opponents of I-5 expansion came out in droves to a public meeting.

Bauhaus 100 years on: Why does the Bauhaus movement still matter?

Sustainable transportation: Urban transportation must change to avoid a climatic disaster.

New flexible post design: Is the Arlington, Virginia testing out the bike lane flexible posts of the future?

Gas taxes should: Who will pay to fix Washington’s culvert problem?

Stalled out: Is appears the campaign to expand the use of traffic safety cameras has died in Olympia due to specious objection by American Civil Liberties Union ($), which wants to protect the rights of cars instead of people.

Access to opportunity: According to a study, transit service improves property values and lowers poverty.

Decongestion charging: Sightline says that commuters would come out ahead if Seattle implemented tolling.

ORCA on monorail: ORCA cards will be accepted on the Seattle Monorail beginning in September.

Rising temperatures: The United Nations says that sharp rises in the Arctic are now inevitable.

Affordability crisis: The affordable housing crisis continues to persist across America, but big plans could help alleviate some of it.

Desperation: New rail tunnels need to be built across the Hudson River in New York and New Jersey, and Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) has pitched the idea of naming them the “Trump Tunnel” to garner support.

Change the talk: We need to change how we talk about pedestrian deaths, says Streetsblog.

Climate action delayers: The Move All Seattle Sustainably coalition says that the Washington Senate Democrats’ transportation funding is the opposite of the green transportation future we need.

Voting politics: Atlanta’s vote on transit may boil down to a referendum on race.

Transit delayers: West Vancouver, British Columbia has opposed bus-only lanes for bus rapid transit.

Elder YIMBYs: AARP has come out in support of smaller and shared housing options.

Greener ferries: Kitsap Transit will soon launch hybrid-electric passenger ferries.

Skyscraper city: Have you heard about Manhattan’s new, massive Hudson Yards development?

Don’t mess with our future: Youth across the globe are protesting and demanding real action on climate change by legislators.

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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.