Street Moves: Rubén Casas says that Sweden’s “Street Moves” program could provide a collaborative, community-driven model for Puget Sound in remaking streets.
Parking minimums: How would a California bill impact residential parking requirements?
Busted again: Initiative fraudster Tim Eyman is hit with fines and fees topping $2.9 million ($) on top of existing fines.
Ghost districts: China created many districts intended to mimic European cities, but tourism and occupancy for many haven’t gone well.
Growing opposition: Opposition to Oregon’s I-5 highway expansion in the Portland Rose Quarter is growing.
Struggling industry: The hotel industry continues to struggle in Portland ($).
Banning air travel: France could be banning domestic flights that are competitive with rail.
New location: The Capitol Hill Farmers Market is moving to a new location at the station site.
Millennials aging: Seattle has 270,000 Millennials and the oldest ones turn 40 this year ($).
Regional merge?: Could a BART and Caltrain merger be a useful change for transit in the San Francisco Bay Area ($)?
NYC greenways: New York City bike advocates want federal funding to connect city greenways.
RAISE: The BUILD grant program has been replaced by the RAISE grant program under the United States Department of Transportation.
Night train: Could California use a night train?
Environmental assessment: New York City’s decongestion charge needs an environmental assessment, but what will it do?
MUTCD: Former Mayor Mike McGinn published a piece on MUTCD.
Streetcar to Beltline: A streetcar connection to Atlanta’s Beltline could be possible.
Wildfires plan: California could spend $538 million on a plan to fight wildfires ($).
Retaliation?: Grocery workers are saying that QFC closures are retaliations against the union over hazard pay.
Pain is everywhere: Small landlords are feeling the pinch from lost rental income due to moratoriums ($).
Community land trusts: What is the power of community land trusts ($)?
Tragedy: A person biking was killed in a hit and run this week near Seward Park. Another person — a known bike advocate — in Washington, D.C. died from a collision hours after tweeting about unsafe streets.
Big Sky rail: Montana counties are banding together for new passenger rail service.
Fresno: The hottest housing market right now is actually in the Central Valley ($).
No cause evictions: A proposal in Seattle may tighten up no cause evictions.
Vendors fight back: New York City street vendors are fighting back against developers that are trying to push them away.
Still a problem: High housing costs continue to be a problem for Millennials.
Elevated parkway: An elevated highway in Ginza, Tokyo may become an elevated park.
Derailed wealth tax: A wealth tax may not pass in Washington this year.
Complex and controversial: Even though there are controversies with the plan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to move forward with the Empire Station Complex.
Recycled rubber: Portland will trial a new bikeshare station design.
Water conservation: In Las Vegas, authorities want to ban ornamental grass to conserve water.
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