Delivery by bike: In some cities, cargo bikes could deliver parcels quicker and less carbon-intensively than traditional vans.
Oasis in a desert: Do water parks really belong in the desert?
Just add bollards: To make spaces safer for pedestrians, bollards can be a good solution.
Amtrak priorities: The bipartisan infrastructure legislation has a big focus on Amtrak. What changes does it hold for the railroad company ($)?
Wrong direction: Transmission of Covid in King County has come back in a big way with high rates.
Disproportionate: The Seattle Times reports on disproportionate stops of Black and Native Americans by Seattle police ($).
Flood zones: The climate emergency is beginning to put subways around the world at risk of flooding ($). Meanwhile, over 80 million people live in flood zones around the globe.
Still highway expansion: Oregon’s governor has hashed out a plan to move the I-5 Rose Quarter highway expansion ahead.
Stuck in gear: A big plan to repair damage from highways has virtually been cut out of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation.
Saving salmon: What would Washingtonians need to give up to save salmon?
Plan for climate: Oregon’s transportation department is getting a new Climate Office director.
Rethink utility incentives: Sightline argues that there are ways that Washington and Oregon could act on climate by addressing utility incentives.
Phasing out: President Joe Biden moves to improve car fuel efficiency and phase out gas-powered cars.
BRT dollars: Seattle’s new rescue plan has money for the Madison bus rapid transit project.
Many factors: The Seattle Times looks at why building transit costs so much ($).
Face lift: Capitol Hill’s southern gas station on Broadway gets a face lift, but there’s no word on further development plans.
Concrete barrels: Portland is using concrete barrels at intersections on greenway streets.
End of an era: Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has conceded the race in his bid for reelection.
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