Strip malls: Sightline dives into how strip malls could house a lot of people.

Revised estimates: The California high-speed rail got a little more pricey.

House New York: New York’s state legislature is debating zoning changes for housing.

RapidRide J: Ryan Packer reports on the latest RapidRide J Line plans for bikes.

Mixed reviews: Transportation advocates and Sound Transit have different positions on the proposed Washington transportation package.

Bike USA: Why are American cities investing in safer, more connected bike infrastructure? Axios also highlights America’s bike boom and risks to it.

Safeway: The Capitol Hill Safeway redevelopment project has gotten an effective design review approval for early design guidance.

Ohio transit: Ohio officials have plans for $1.3 billion in federal transit investments.

It’s time: Patience Malaba makes the case for reforming state zoning laws for affordable missing middle housing.

AVs: Streetsblog talks about how autonomous vehicles could reshape our cities and not for the better.

Lion and tigers, oh my!: A Silicon Valley city that tried to evade California zoning laws over a bogus reason has backed down.

Sustaining Honolulu: A Honolulu density bill could have a big impact on housing production and options.

Gowanus bearing fruit: In Brooklyn, the recent Gowanus rezone is already spurring on development.

24: Another 24 homes could come to Capitol Hill in a modest apartment building.

Resting place: In New Westminster (metro Vancouver), a cemetery is proposing a 30-story residential tower near the SkyTrain.

Housing options: An Ontario provincial report recommends that zoning restricting housing to only single-family homes be changed.

Secured bike parking: A Portland bike program has added secured bike parking for an affordable housing community.

Housing is popular: Sightline documents how housing is actually politically popular.

Fire DeJoy: The USPS is getting very fuel-inefficient vans, but if they weighed just one pound less they might be illegal.

Density bonus stays: A California appeals court upheld a state density bonus law.

Building car dependency: In England, recent greenfield developments are locking in car dependency.

Paris by gondola: An aerial gondola, the first of its kind in Paris, just got approval.

EVs: Streetsblog also talks about how the Biden administration is all in on electric vehicles.

Demanding better: In Portland, advocates rallied at transit provider TriMet’s offices the other week for better and cheaper transit.

Traffic safety: New traffic safety enforcement cameras have gone in near Garfield High School in Seattle.

Fighting fires: Hannnah Weinberger highlights how billions in federal funding is headed to Western states to manage forest fires.

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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.