Parking’s drawbacks: How does parking destroy cities?
Imagine that: A study indicates that cities better serving women bicyclists have more bicycling overall.
Slowed down: Plans to speed up buses in New York City have been slowed down.
Dueling or complimentary?: It’s not exactly clear what might happen with two Washington public broadband bills being signed into law.
California’s transportation investments: California’s governor is proposing a $500 million increase for active transportation and to fully fund the high-speed rail project in the Central Valley.
Reforming MUTCD: Advocates are pushing for a modern MUTCD, but will it happen?
Integrated transit: The push for an integrated transit system in the San Francisco Bay Area continues.
Affordable condos: Affordable housing developers are eyeing vertical condominiums ($) in Seattle.
Crosswinds: With home sales booming, that could wind up keeping some people renting.
DOT (Department of Trails): Should Virginia establish a department dedicated to trails?
Housing Ireland: Ireland is headed toward housing policy reforms, a but a prominent Green Party member is not pleased. The national legislature also adopted a strict affordable housing objective for Dublin.
Guaranteed income: What do Seattle mayoral candidates stand on a guaranteed income?
To house or not?: The federal government is willing to foot the bill for housing people experiencing homelessness but local governments are weary.
Off the tracks: Honolulu’s rapid transit project runs into track size and wheel base problems.
Los Angeles’ housing crisis: Vox highlights Skid Row and housing crisis in Los Angeles.
Renting in Japan: What’s happening with Japan’s rental housing market?
Container chic: Shipping containers are all the rage for small food halls ($).
Cleveland transit redesign: Transit guru Jarrett Walker is helping Cleveland revamp their transit network.
Expediting affordable housing: Victoria is looking to expedite affordable housing development approval.
Navy as developer: In San Diego, the Navy wants to build 10,000 homes on a 70-acre site.
Electric car mandates: A New York bill has been passed by the state legislature requiring all new car sales to be zero-emissions by 2035. Washington Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a 2030 target for requiring sales of electric vehicles ($).
Construction damage: Philadelphia could adopt new regulations to crack down on construction damage of neighboring property.
Eliminating parking minimums: Minneapolis has eliminated minimums for car parking as part of development ($). Neighboring St. Paul is looking to do the same.
Road pricing benefit: How could road pricing get people out of their SUVs?
Adaptation strategy: Tucson is planning to plant a million trees through 2030.
Carbon pricing: Oregon Democrats are looking to British Columbia for a carbon tax.
HQ2 renders: New renderings are out for Amazon’s HQ2.
Freeing the city: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has set a target for 2022 to free the city center mostly of cars.
Free bikes: Berlin has a free cargo bikeshare program.
Rising service costs: Water, sewer, recycling, and waste service costs are going up 20% by 2026 in Seattle.
Historic district pitfalls: How do historic districts cost neighborhoods housing? Greater Greater Washington looks at a Washington, D.C. case.
Future of CBDs: How might the pandemic change central business districts going forward as office workers return?
Not just coastal cities: Orlando is now even less affordable than San Francisco.
Divesting from oil: Amsterdam is banning fossil fuel advertisements from its metro system.
Bike biz: Over 100 businesses are asking for a protected bike lane in Portland.
Vineyard Wind: The Biden Administration has approved the nation’s first mega offshore wind farm ($).
Central District development: What are the plans for a “truly anti-racist” private development in the Central District?
Supply helps: New developments lower rents in nearby areas, a study finds.
Lumber woes: Lumber prices have been skyrocketing and they’re hitting Seattle area developments ($).
Reopening: Washington is poised to fully reopen by June 30th.
Al fresco is popular: Yelp data has shown that restaurants on cafe streets have had very high interest during the pandemic.
Green policy: The Biden Administration is seeking new Energy Star standards as well as reduced building emissions targets for federal assets ($).
Recovery plans: California is flush with cash and has big recovery spending plans.
Subway funding: Toronto’s subway expansion plans are being given a big federal government funding injection.
Chicago likes bikes: Chicago plans to install more bike lanes with greater protection and separation.
New comp plan: Washington, D.C. has adopted an updated comprehensive plan with significant changes.
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