An opportunity: Interstate 84 is a big hindrance to prosperity and infill development in Hartford, Connecticut which with it crumbling has presented an opportunity to rethink things.

It’s exaggerated: Are cities really shedding Millennials in droves?

Blocked: A New York judge nullified a big Manhattan rezone from 2018, cancelling enormous amounts of housing.

Unconscionable: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have authorized e-bikes and e-scooters on streets.

Feds underfund resources: The latest national count shows that homelessness rose in America ($).

Hallmark’s anti-urban: Why do Christmas movies hate cities so much?

Biodiversity crisis: A biodiversity crisis is a global problem as species die out from land use impacts.

Smart choice: Vancouver has chosen to keep and replace electric trolleybuses in the coming years instead of converting them unnecessarily to battery-powered buses.

Duh: Rising from a bizarre trial court case, Washington’s supreme court says that you do indeed have to use your turn signal property every time you change lanes or turn ($).

E-bike revolution: Sales of e-bikes are likely to continue outselling electric cars globally at least until 2023.

Rail politics: Whether or not additional Amtrak Cascades service and the Point Defiance Bypass go into effect next year remains unknown and local Pierce County Republicans are trying to undermine both.

More missing middle: Arlington, Virginia is beginning a review of missing middle housing, but will it bring controversy?

Ballot box planning: The San Diego area could wind up voting on two measures that would give local voters control on land use decisions.

Environmental bully: Scores of federal environmental regulations are under threat by Donald Trump ($).

Gig economy: Employees of Spin, an scootershare company in California, have unionized in the wake of change in state law tackling labor in the gig economy.

Map of the Week: Is the London Tube map out of control?

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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.