Final section: Construction on the final section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail has begun.
2,000 passes: Seattle will offer up to 2,000 workers in certain industries in Chinatown-International District six months of free transit passes.
All cars kill: Electric vehicles may be more dangerous to people walking than their counterparts due to weight.
INVEST Act: A committee in the United States House of Representatives has passed the INVEST Act, leading to joy from progressive transportation advocates. Active transportation got many earmarks in the bill.
Restored service: Whatcom Transit Authority improves service on Sunday.
Airport planning: Vancouver International Airport is considering land use changes near the airport allowing for development of hundreds of acres.
Stopping expansion?: With climate concerns in view, will King County stop expansion of Boeing Field?
Blasting past 70%: Seattle is the first major American city to surpass 70% vaccination of eligible residents.
WFH option: Amazon will allow office workers to work from home two days a week with the other three at the office ($).
To reimagine or not?: Will Seattle follow through on “reimagining” policing?
TikTok urbanism: TikTok has got some urbanist users.
Highway bunker hill: Matt Baume at The Stranger highlights the SR-99 highway exposure near Western Avenue and Battery Street the could eventually be usable open space.
Middle finger?: A photo of a double tall rowhouse in Washington, D.C. sparked debate about housing.
A hopeless industry: Uber is still an exploitative scam ($).
Affordable housing: Los Angeles’ planning commission has approved a large supportive housing project in the chic Venice neighborhood. Meanwhile, San Francisco is poised to deliver some 900 affordable homes on several sites.
Hotel shelters: What might happen with Seattle’s effort to expand the use of hotel shelters for people experiencing homelessness?
Bridging the divide: Texas’ highway department may reconnect more Dallas neigbhorhoods that were severed by highway projects.
Fareless future: Will Los Angeles be able to fund its targeted fareless transit program?
Expanding parking reform: San Diego may expand its parking elimination reforms to non-residential uses.
New connection: A new passenger rail service connecting Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley is being proposed.
Side street urbanism: In Vancouver, there is a prevailing belief that dense housing should be on main streets, but it’s a time honored tradition for such housing on quieter, smaller streets.
Historic preservation: Greater Greater Washington looks at how history can be preserved that is more than just a building.
Wide streets: How much land is being lost to very wide streets that could be used for things like housing?
Supercharging decarbonization: Sightline looks at ways to help with supercharging the decarbonization of buildings.
Street sinks: Seattle is rolling out street sinks, but there are some real challenges with them.
Streets 2035: What will Portland’s ‘Streets 2035’ initiative do?
Mental health WA: Washington is beginning to focus on mental health again.
Pretextual: What is the problem with pretextual zoning?
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