Inevitable?: Is transit ridership loss inevitable? Yonah Freemark does a U.S.–France comparison.

Parisian architecture: Why are Parisians outraged by an addition to the famed Gare du Nord railway station?

Inaccessible: In Washington, D.C., sidewalks are often obstructed, making large parts of the city inaccessible.

Affordable housing debate: In the presidential debates, one question that didn’t come up was affordable housing.

Greening without gentrification: How do you build a new park for a community without spurring gentrification?

Port Gardner: The saga continues over a roiled community seeking to block low-income housing for people experiencing homelessness ($) in Everett.

Grow passenger rail: Virginia is a model for state-sponsored passenger rail.

Ferry progress: Work on the new Mukilteo ferry terminal continues ($). Meanwhile, a new pedestrian bridge and terminal at Colman Dock in Seattle will open ($) on Sunday.

Political scammer: Anti-tax and anti-transit activist Tim Eyman has been hit with more sanctions over his political campaign fraud ($).

Essex Crossing: In the Lower East Side of Manhattan, CityLab says that mega-development Essex Crossing could be a model for including affordable housing and good architecture in a neighborhood.

Skeptical on economics: A deeply pro-transit federal congressional representative, Peter DeFazio, is not onboard with decongestion pricing.

Westlake tragedy: Three people were shot at Westlake Station on Friday with one person dying and the gunman still at-large ($).

Cultural genocide: To build a dam, Turkey will flood a 12,000-year-old city.

Saving workers: Late night workers could save big with 24-hour transit.

Not scooter-friendly: Why did bike-friendly Boulder block electric scooters?

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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.