The Left holds: Canada will retain a progressive government, despite the Liberals forming a minority government in parliament following this week’s election. The new government will increasingly rely on other left-wing parties for majority.

Mobility wealth: A new study finds that kids who grow up in walkable areas may make more money when they become adults.

Sky is blue: Low-density sprawl cost governments more money than urban development.

Adaptive bikeshare lessons: What can be learned from Oakland’s adaptive bikeshare pilot program?

But careful of drains: Scientists say that leaving the leaves on the ground provide health and environmental benefits.

Polluted governance: Environmental protection of the nation’s waterways just took a huge leap backward.

PDX-BOI choo choo: Could Amtrak service between Portland and Boise return?

There’s a difference: There are nuanced differences between gentrification and the housing shortage problems.

A vision: The federal government may increase funding for Vision Zero programs.

HSR Southeast: An early study for high-speed rail between Charlotte and Atlanta has wrapped up, showing that travel times could be just over two hours.

Sports-related boom: In San Francisco, the lower waterfront area is booming with sports-related highrise development.

Not yet profitable: Lime is set to lose $300 million ($) in 2019.

Win them over: A Swedish is giving people free “test rides” to try out transit.

Open parks: Not everyone is happy with New York City’s “parks without borders” program.

Go Geary: San Francisco is looking at a new east-west corridor for a BART subway.

Go Dutch: Take a dive into how the Dutch improve their bike infrastructure.

Rethinking punishment: A New York City diversion program is offering art classes instead of prosecution for certain low-level offenses.

Pigovian: Chicago’s mayor wants to ramp up fees on ridehailing.

Regulate freight trains: Amtrak’s routinely late long-distance train routes are costing the agency millions of dollars each year.

Poor judgement: A superior court judge says that Edmonds’ safe gun storage law is unconstitutional ($).

Blame Trump: American air quality was improving, but now it’s getting worse.

Decongestion charging: East Palo Alto is considering a decongestion fee program to reduce cut-through highway traffic.

Overcoming inaction: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency may circumvent unwilling state Democrats to enact a four-county clean-fuel standard.

America’s crisis: Traffic fatalities are down in America, but pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise ($).

Missing middle housing: Bloomington, Indiana is debating major reform to single-family zones.

Status quo: Chicago’s transit agency plans no hikes and no service changes in next annual budget, but ridership continues to fall.

Climate change fallout: Climate change will lead to faster spread of disease, but scientists want people to be informed.

Rewarding sustainable choices: What if you could jump into a shorter airport security queue if you took transit?

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.