Barcelona’s superblocks: Vox ran a five-part series this week on Barcelona’s superblocks plan.

Guilty as charged: The shooter and carjacker who killed two and targeted a King County Metro bus in North Seattle has plead not guilty.

No brainer infrastructure: According to a new study, if Kansas City actually implemented its bike plan, it would provide $500 million in benefits and save 700 lives over 20 years.

Pierce Transit BRT plan: The Pierce Transit board of directors has chosen a hybrid option for transit priority of a planned bus rapid transit line between Tacoma and Spanaway.

Uber bad investment: Uber is planning to issue stock even though the company is losing $1.8 billion per year.

Clouding climate change: Floating cities are not the solution to climate change.

Rental tax credits: California Senator Kalama Harris has revived her bill to provide tax credits to families paying more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities.

Greener living: When people adopt the tiny house lifestyle, their habits become much greener.

Catastrophic costs by inaction: Scientists at the United States Environmental Protection Agency warn that climate change will cost hundreds of billion of dollars per year.

Disappearing lanes: Eleven planned bike projects vanished from Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan.

Terrifying policing: A police tower has popped up at a South Seattle Safeway without prior engagement of the community.

20 is plenty: Portland has rolled out 20mph speed limits across the city, but could other cities in Oregon follow?

Heartland visas: CityLab explains how “heartland visas” for immigrants could reduce geographic inequality.

A model for Seattle: Cambridge, Massachusetts has become the first city in the country to require protected bike lanes to be installed whenever a street is upgraded.

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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.