Pandemic era transit: Londoners have become fearful of transit due to the pandemic, according to a new survey. Meanwhile, riding transit in France and Japan is pretty safe. And Washington, D.C. has a playbook for transit recovery.
Cautionary tale: A seaside Oregon is a case study in how quickly local health authorities can become overwhelmed ($) by COVID-19 outbreaks.
Flaunting the law: Almost half of drivers are undeterred to text while driving despite the threat of penalties.
Missed payments: In Massachusetts, nearly a third of residents have missed rent or mortgage payment ($) during the pandemic.
BLM: In the streets around the White House, the people have a message for America’s racist president unfolding in the public sphere.
Demographic shift: In Southeast Seattle, neighborhoods are becoming more White ($).
Not enforcement: The organization for Safe Routes to School is dropping police enforcement as a recommended principle.
Racist-in-Chief: America’s racist president has issued a new order waiving environmental review for polluting highway and pipeline projects in communities.
Still declining: Midwestern cities continue their long purge of residents ($).
Sacred lands: Utah wants to build a pipeline from the Colorado River that would pass through tribal lands, but a Native American tribe is seeking to block the project.
Philly’s troubles: Philadelphia is facing massive budget cuts that could be coming for housing without additional funding.
Grow, stagnate, shrink: The Seattle area has been fueled by an influx of new residents pursuing jobs, but what will happen after the pandemic ends ($)?
Rents not rising: Rent rates in Seattle have stalled out ($) and landlords in West Seattle are dropping prices.
Pandemic planning: Seattle’s chief planner has talks with the American Planning Association about the city’s pandemic recovery response.
Climate resiliency threat: Big budget cuts in California could threaten climate resiliency efforts in the state.
Hard times: Alaska Airlines is preparing for big layoffs and an uncertain future ($).
Irreparable harm plotted: Many Washington Democrats and Republicans are considering gravely immoral budget cuts for the state.
FBC: Why should local jurisdictions consider form-based codes?
Back to school: In-person teaching of students in Washington ($) is expected this fall.
Montlake Lid: Washington’s state transportation department has a plan for the lid over SR-520 in Montlake.
Everett waffles: Everett is finally considering new revenue and even merger to keep Everett Transit moving ($).
Police funding: Some American cities are taking up the call to reduce police budgets.
Disproportionate impacts: Washington Latinos are being disproportionately hit by the pandemic, data shows.
Slow streets: Dallas is jumping in on the slow streets pandemic recovery movement.
Rising prices: Despite the pandemic, housing prices are on the rise, but will they stay that way?
NYC bus lanes: New York City is rolling out another 20 miles of bus lanes. Meanwhile, the city’s public transportation agency wants 60 miles of bus lanes.
Pandemic travel habits: How has the pandemic affected travel habits across the county?
Monumental times: The monuments of the dark past are being pulled down and replaced.