Toronto’s Quayside: With Google’s Sidewalk Labs out, Toronto is pursuing new suitors for a smart city redevelopment of Quayside.
Public broadband: Washington could be headed for public broadband, but will it happen?
Slower streets: Virginia could allow for lower speed streets.
CT zoning reform: A package of statewide zoning reforms may become reality in Connecticut.
Accelerating parking reform: How can cities accelerate parking reform?
Baby boom bust: The pandemic baby boom has so far been a baby bust ($).
Landmarking: A Capitol Hill building has been nominated for landmarking and has an intersection with racism.
Blocking pipes: Crosscut covers how indigenous peoples are fighting British Columbia’s pipelines.
Chef salad: What are the right ingredients for making a complete community?
Reopening schools: Reopening Washington schools is heavily dependent upon federal funding.
Anti-poverty tools: Sightline explains how permanent child payments would be a huge anti-poverty tool. Meanwhile, the American Rescue Plan Act could greatly strengthen the safety next and fight poverty.
HSR Act: A Congressional bill would provide $205 billion for high-speed rail.
Very long road: Even with broad use of more effective command and control regulation, it’s basically going to take forever for electric cars to fully replace internal combustion cars ($).
Europe bikes: Europe is doubling down on bicycling as part of pandemic recovery.
No monorail: Streetsblog LA argues for ditching of the Sepulveda Pass monorail.
Oil wells: Kern County in the Central Valley of California considers permits for thousands of new oil wells.
TOD: To fill revenue gaps, many transit agencies are looking toward land development.
Philly pedestrianizing: Philadelphia’s iconic Ben Franklin Parkway is poised to be remade as a pedestrianized street.
Grants for ST: A bill sponsored by Washington’s senior Senator Patty Murray could give $1.9 billion more in grants to Sound Transit ($).
Extended moratorium: Washington Governor Jay Inslee has extended the statewide moratorium evictions through June 30th ($).
Beacon Ave S: Advocates want a different bike lane design for Beacon Ave S.
Primary Hobbs: Will a Washington “clean fuels” bill get blocked because of one lone Democrat in the Senate?
DC inclusionary zoning: Inclusionary zoning has been expanded in Washington, D.C.
Ending SF zoning: Will Oakland end single-family zoning?
Privatization failure: Scotland is taking back the passenger railways into public hands.
Tax the rich: A $100 billion investment in the IRS could generate in $1.4 trillion more in taxation ($).
Musky con: Will Miami fall victim to Elon Musk’s car tunnel con?
Parking wars: Seniors in Puyallup have come out against development of parking lot ($).
Virginia is for trains: Virginia keeps expanding passenger rail.
Better than never: Massachusetts will require sidewalks and bike lanes as part of state highway projects.
HEAL Act: What is Washington’s HEAL Act?
Map of the Week: The New York Times looks at partisan segregation at the neighborhood level across America ($).
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