Housing people: King County is planning to purchase hotels to permanently house people experiencing homelessness.
Failing gigs: With a new law on the books legitimizing gig workers as independent contractors, some California grocery stores fire their company delivery staff.
Just peachy: With both Georgia United States Senate races in the bag for Democrats, California high-speed rail may be better positioned for federal support and transportation investments in general across the country are likely to see much larger federal backing.
Duwamish Trail: Seattle Bike Blog explains how the proposed Duwamish Trail could make biking safer on East Marginal Way.
Hidden costs: Are there hidden costs of “overparking” cities?
90’s plan left behind: Did Boston miss out on better opportunities with an original Seaport plan?
Sweden ups ante: What is the “one-minute city”?
Parking failure: Streetsblog NYC says that New York City’s failure to add bike parking hurts businesses, increases theft, and reduces biking.
Ban guns: Washington’s legislators a looking at ways to limit extremist armed militia groups. Meanwhile, far-right state legislators have chosen to bring their guns to the capitol.
Empty streets: Traffic fatalities have been spiking during the pandemic. The New York Times explores why that might be ($).
Open questions: At least two Seattle police officers apparently were in Washington, D.C. during the attempted coup d’état that Trump encouraged.
Investing in public space: New York City’s High Line will be extended to Penn Station and Paris’ grand boulevard, the Champs-Élysées, is getting a greener and more people-oriented makeover.
Car lobby: A band of mostly Republican legislators want to prohibit a progressive option of tolling I-205 in Oregon.
Walkability by design: Does office space rules like those in Tysons Corner, Virginia limit walkability?
Fifty-year low: Due to the pandemic, Washington State Ferries ridership has hit a 50-year low.
Resignation: In response to the attempted coup d’état that Trump incited, transportation secretary Elaine Chao has resigned from office with only two weeks to go in the job.
Wind power milestone: For the first time, more than half of the United Kingdom’s electricity has come from wind power.
Missing Link saga: A Washington appeals court has heard arguments in the Ballard “Missing Link” case.
Land use intensity: Greater Greater Washington looks at what transit corridors can tell us about land use intensity in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Back to government: Portland’s former bike-friendly mayor Sam Adams is headed back to city government.
Walk freely: Jaywalking decriminalization is coming to Virginia.
Real estate recovery: In New York City, real estate has started to see signs of life and recovery amid the pandemic.
Ohio’s urban investment: Ohio has passed tax incentives for development in urban cores that could change skylines.
Bike parking exception: Should bike parking requirements be eliminated for permanent supportive housing developments?
DDI: Washington has unleashed another car-first interchange design in Lacey ($).
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