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 a professional urban planner in Puget Sound 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. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.