Solvable: Janette Sadik-Khan says that car crashes are an epidemic that we can solve.
New Pershing Square: Los Angeles’ central park, Pershing Square, could get a big makeover.
Higher frequency: Could Sound Transit’s Connect 2020 light rail service been more frequent?
Upgrades needed: New bike lanes in Washington, D.C. are already due for more upgrades.
Underwater: A new study says that Miami has a lot to lose with climate change, and perhaps the most vulnerable global city.
Parking sagas: New York City is taking on the issue of what to do about on-street parking, perhaps changing the paradigm.
Vegas HSR: Virgin Trains USA has a big site in mind at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
15-minute city: Paris’ mayor wants to create a “15-minute city”.
Redeveloping: An old gas station site could become a mixed-use development on 15th Ave E in Capitol Hill.
Onboard: San Francisco’s mayor is backing a decongestion pricing charge.
Car-free LA: Los Angeles is looking at the possibility of its first major car-free street on a 1.5 mile stretch of Broadway.
Bike WA: Washington state could finally wind up designating its first scenic bikeways.
Increasing compliance: Chicago’s mayor wants to make it easier to ticket people who park in bike and transit lanes.
Changing tourism habits: Amsterdam may repackage its erotic and cannabis scene for tourists.
Busted: Tim Eyman’s legal troubles continue to mount as he flagrantly disregards the law ($).
FBC: Cleveland is trying out a form-based code pilot to spur walkable districts and relegalize old development.
Blame abound: Automobile loan companies deserve a lot of blame in the increasing car violence in America.
Lacking revenue: Transportation funding nationally would need to increase by billions to support proposed congressional plans.
Big biz tax: A new version of a business tax proposal for King County has been introduced ($) in the state legislature.
Service threatened: Ferry service from Anacortes could end up dead in the water ($) without more funding.
Assessing fire risk: Wildfire risks are growing across America due to climate change, but are there better models to assess them?
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.