Windshield view: Oregon has a new state transportation secretary who greatly misunderstands how climate change works because he is a highway builder at heart.
New bike regs: Portland has passed a major update to its bike parking code.
TOD in DC: Washington, D.C. is looking toward transit-oriented development to form its regional long-range plan.
We’re number one: Washington is the most bike-friendly state in the country for 2019.
Toronto’s plan: Toronto’s mayor hopes to raise property taxes for more transit and housing.
Fare-free: Kansas City has made transit fare-free.
Cashless America: What are the downsides of going cashless?
Bad management: Landlords in Washington are actively trying to circumvent a new renter-protection law.
New tolls: Could Los Angeles end up tolling I-405?
LVT: Could Detroit tackle its many parking lots with a land value tax?
Naming rights: Should we care about selling transit naming for revenue?
Not this year: Massachusetts’ housing choices bill stalled out in the legislature this year.
Energy costs differ: Neighborhoods with higher rates of people of color tend to spend more on energy bills per household.
Doing the cuts: Could cuts come to transportation anyway even with I-976 on hold?
Inequity at play: In California, homeowners have 20 empty bedrooms for every homeless person in the state.
Kent makes changes: Kent moves to regulate Airbnbs and further limit household sizes.
Cheers, Uber: London has taken away Uber’s operating license.
UN on housing: To combat climate change, a United Nations report suggests allowing more multifamily development.
Not blocked yet: Everett may end up letting a supportive housing project move forward after all, but with more design requirements ($).
Rose Lanes: Portland’s new bus lanes appear to be performing well.
Monorail: Is a monorail for Maryland a ridiculous idea?
Vacancies: Vacant properties remain widespread across America despite its housing crisis.
Map of the Week: Where is there the most wage inequality in America?
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