Cameras save: New data from Chicago shows that red light cameras can save lives.
MD monorail?: A monorail could be feasible on the I-270 corridor in Maryland ($).
Less asphalt: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that city transportation should “right-size” asphalt use.
Debating Safe Routes: Oregon lawmakers hear strong opposition to a Safe Routes to School bill despite support.
Bozeman at crossroads: Bozeman’s only racially diverse neighborhood could soon fall away if trends continue.
Concerning trend: Like Seattle, Portland experienced an usually high number of traffic-related fatalities in 2020.
Green banks: What are green banks?
Gulf Stream tells: In the Atlantic Ocean, small changes in the Gulf Stream hint at monumental climate change problems ($).
Downtown’s future?: Jon Talton opines on how Downtown Seattle will come back ($).
Free transit: Los Angeles’ Metro will allow low-income and school-aged riders take transit for free next year.
Stalled out: Crosscut reports that the “poverty defense” legislation for Seattle has stalled out.
Dump the ICC: The International Code Council won’t let local governments vote on engergy code amendments because developer interests kicked them out.
Ventilating schools: The New York Times explains why ventilation is important to reopening schools ($).
The Bogue Plan: What was the 1912 Bogue Plan that Seattle voters shot down?
Better policy: The United States Department of Transportation is changing a grant program by prioritizing projects that address climate change and environmental justice.
Conserving water: Arizona water rights have been amended and could lead to better conservation.
Vaccinating Seattle: Seattle is opening a mass vaccination site and well on its way to meeting vaccination goals.
Privatize the NEC?: A private consortium wants to operate new passenger rail service on Amtrak’s profitable and well-traveled Northeast Corridor.
Natural gas wars: What’s happening in the battle to ban natural gas ($)?
Unequal impacts: Mapping the impact of climate change shows how unequal it is to communities in Washington.
Cars not welcome: The New York Times looks at Bahnstadt, a new district of Heidelberg, Germany, that is a walking, biking, and transit paradise ($).
Safer vehicles: Why are the new Postal Service vehicles so good?
Clamping down: San Diego could adopt tighter regulations for short term vacation rentals.
Mount Baker’s next play: Changes are coming to MLK Way and Rainier Avenue as soon as 2022, but what comes next for the Mount Baker neighborhood?
Post-pandemic hospitals: In the post-pandemic era, what could the modern hospital look like?
Motorcoach biz woes: While public transit is getting another round of financial assistance from the government, the private motorcoach industry may get left out in the rain.
Seniors left out: How is the “new mobility” revolution leaving seniors out?
100% affordable zoning: Berkeley looks toward a 100% affordable housing zoning overlay.
Ugly buildings: Charles Mudede opines Seattle’s history of ugly buildings.
Banning gas stations: Petaluma is California’s first city to ban the gas station.
PBLs: In Capitol Hill, E Union St should get new protected bike lanes by summer.
Ending affirmative action?: Vox explains the case that could end affirmative action in America.
Bargain hunters: With rents plunging, many people are seeking out digs in their dream cities.
Saved: Dallas almost killed off a streetcar, but it’s been saved for now.
Taking down walls: Barricades at Seattle’s West Precinct police station have been taken down, is the East Precinct next?
Parks in crisis: Rubén Casas talks about how parks can better serve the Puget Sound region during times of crisis.
Latino cultural district: Long Beach, California is considering creation of a Latino cultural district.
Shrinking inventory: America’s housing inventory has shrunk precipitously ($).
City bills: Streetsblog covers four bills that could loosen the grip of cars in American cities.
Suing the island: Sound Transit is appealing permit conditions that Mercer Island, a city that has long been transit-combative, is imposing.
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