Density debate: Is gentle density enough?

Car-free streets: Will car-free streets be the norm soon?

Changing times: After 40 years, a newsstand at Pike Place Market is closing down ($).

Solvable problem: Many renter evictions are the result of only several hundred dollars in late rent ($).

Covering car crashes: CityLab explains the many ways that media often downplays the role of drivers in car crashes.

PDX transportation support: According to a regional poll in Portland, voters appear ready to support another transportation funding measure.

Homeless housing debate: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may nuke a housing bill that includes homeless housing requirements.

Faulty tax credit?: Is the nation’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program producing inequitable results in where housing is being located?

Unfortunate acquisition: Michael Bloomberg’s media empire has purchased urbanism media publisher CityLab and will cut staff.

Boston pedestrian bridge: Boston plans to open a car-free bridge over First Point Channel.

Oops: The contractor that dug the SR-99 tunnel has lost their claims against the state for cost overruns and actually will have to pay millions to the state ($).

Uber problems: Is Uber wading into yet more discriminatory practices?

Safe parking lot: San Francisco will open its first safe parking lot for camper vans, supporting 30 vehicles and families.

Construction cost savings?: More research is needed to determine how to further reduce transit construction costs.

Safer Oregon streets?: Changes to state rules could allow Oregon’s state transportation department to set safer speed limits.

Yes to car tabs: Most voters in the Sound Transit taxing district are happy with car tab fees and opposed I-976 ($).

Bird-safe glass: To save birds, New York City is poised to require bird-safe glass on buildings.

Smallest footprint: KUOW is launching a contest to see who lowers their carbon footprint the most.

Chair stealer: Tim Eyman can join the I-976 lawsuit as a defendant, a judge has decided, but he will not be able to lead or bring new counsel in its defense ($).

Reforming fare enforcement: Some local officials want fare enforcement reform recommendations by early 2020.

Map of the Week: What America mapped looks like after climate change.

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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.