Electoral politics: Crosscut dispels misinformation on voting in Washington and Oregon and explains how Washington can finally do away with gerrymandering.
Environmental terrorism administration: The New York Times lays out a long list of rules that the Trump administration is undoing to worsen environmental outcomes ($) in America.
Highways damage climate: The head of Oregon’s transportation department climate office says that the agency is heading the entirely wrong direction.
PDX BRT: Bike Portland highlights nearly $560 million in bus rapid transit projects that Portland area voters will weigh in on next week at the ballot box.
Playground battles: Parents in New York City are beginning to express frustration that playgrounds are increasingly used by fitness enthusiasts due to the pandemic.
Access to transit: Streetsblog Massachusetts asks who’s allowed to live near transit through the lens of a Boston area community.
Poverty and democracy: Katie Wilson argues that the growing poverty in our communities is hurting democracy and that the social safety net needs to be expanded.
Decriminalize jaywalking: Safety experts argue that (jay)walking should be decriminalized.
Designing better communities: Route Fifty explains how geolocation data could be used by planners to design communities that require less driving.
Old Biketown bikes: What happens to the old Portland Biketown bikes is now in the hands of the state.
Preserving affordable housing: Bloomberg CityLab highlights how a new affordable housing partnership could give nonprofit housing providers $1 billion in funding to preserve affordable housing.
Scammer: As if it’s any surprise, Elon Musk’s Boring Company “Loop” project is on track to only provide a small fraction of passenger capacity for the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Right of first refusal: The ambiguity of right of first refusal in acquiring affordable housing projects using federal low-income housing tax credits is a risk to preserving affordable housing.
15-minute city: Can a new app tell you if you live in a 15-minute city?
Downzoning Philly: After a mayoral veto against a Philadelphia neighborhood downzoning, the city council has overridden the veto to downzone Society Hill.
No widening: A key Maryland planning agency has rejected the state’s highway expansion plan for the Washington, D.C. Capital Beltway.
Outdoor dining costs: How much are some of San Francisco’s outdoor dining programs costing in districts?
Absent Congress: Yonah Freemark explains that better transportation systems rely heavily on state and local governments footing the bill.
Blunting wildfires: What other key strategies could Washington be using to reduce wildfires?
E-scooter crashes: According to a new study, most e-scooter riders crash on the sidewalk.
Building anew: Portland is focusing efforts to rebuild a neighborhood destroyed by highways and racist land use policies.
Industry racism: The American automobile insurance industry is built upon systemic racism.
End of diesel-only: King County Metro has finally retired its last class of diesel-only buses.
Map of the Week: A new modern digital map for the New York City Subway has been unveiled.
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