Rehabilitated?: Is the new Portland Building still the Portland Building?

Culpability all around: Federal transportation safety officials blast all parties in the 2017 DuPont Amtrak Cascades crash ($).

Not long for this world: Seattle’s private bikeshare companies are upping fees and are being reprimanded by the city.

External influence: Is foreign ownership a primary reason for Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis?

Scoot over: Nashville is kicking out shared e-scooters.

Pricing carbon: New Jersey will put a price on carbon emissions from electricity sources.

OR goes ID stop: Oregon’s state legislature has passed an “Idaho stop” bill for people biking.

Small WA surplus: Washington will see a small surplus of $432 million in the next biennium.

Bikeshare done right: In 2020, Biketown will see a major expansion in Portland and roll out e-bikes.

Vision Zero CA: California has convened a Vision Zero task force that will provide recommendations by the end of 2020.

Vancity transit reinvestment: Over the next nine years, TransLink will spend $1.5 billion on new buses and other transit infrastructure.

Protecting hotel workers: The Seattle City Council plans to pass a package of hotel worker rights and safety procedures after a citywide initiative was overturned.

Apple comes poaching: Apple is making a major expansion to South Lake Union.

Car-free London: London will have a car-free day in September to combat pollution and emissions.

Paris is adapting: Extreme heat in Europe is putting the Paris climate resiliency plan to the test.

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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.