A Red Line MTBA train arrives in Boston. (Credit: Photo by the author)

Week Without Driving: The Everett Herald ($), Real Change News, and The Stranger talk about Disability Rights Washington’s Week Without Driving campaign.

East Side Access: For the first time, New York’s Long Island Rail Road arrived into Grand Central Terminal via the East Side Access.

Canada caps: Canada will put a cap on oil and gas emissions.

At odds: Seattle and King County officials want to keep hotel-based shelter through next year but providers aren’t so sure.

Center lane BRT: Boston’s new center-running bus rapid transit lanes are now open.

UCSB: Have you heard of the plans for a mega windowless dorm in Santa Barbara? A consulting architect has resigned over the project.

Future Penn: New York Governor Kathy Hochul has revised plans for revamping Penn Station and renaming it.

Bike parking: It’s time to talk about bike parking, Streetsblog argues.

Outdoor dining: San Diego has made outdoor dining permanent.

Klimaticket: Austria is instituting a universal public transportation Klimaticket that costs about $3.50 per day.

Cars first: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework approved has some not so great aspects to it, including potentially anti-pedestrian and anti-bike autonomous vehicle provisions.

Permanent supportive housing: A Tacoma hotel has been sold and will become permanent supportive housing ($).

Provocative art: What’s the meaning behind New York City’s newest great statue?

Car-free America: America may be dominated by cars, but many areas of the country are heavily car-free.

John Oliver’s right: HBO’s commentator and comedian John Oliver does a serious deep dive on homelessness and how to address it.

Grade separation legislation: A new rail grade-separation funding bill has been filed in Congress.

New stops: Capitol Hill is getting some new stop signs at four-way intersections.

New Vancouverism: Canada’s national newspaper says that Vancouver should go big on allowing more housing and focusing on transit.

Bikes fight carbon: Advocates want global leaders to set serious targets for increasing biking as a mode share for climate.

Oregon planning: Bike Portland writes about how new Oregon state planning rules could force a dramatic and positive shift in cities within the state.

BIF goods: What’s good about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework?

Climatic devastation: A study suggests that climate change is the key driver increasing wildfire weather ($).

Restraining seawalls: Crosscut covers how Washington and other coastal states are trying to rein in construction of seawalls.

National elections: St. Paul voters approve rent control. Boston elects a strong urbanist as mayor.

Exclusionary elites: Atlanta’s city council waters down a comprehensive plan update to appease anti-housing activists.

Real climate action: The San Diego region contemplates new road charges and free transit.

Crippling transportation: American automobile loan debt has blown past $1.4 trillion.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.