A historic entry mosaic on 1st Avenue in Pioneer Square. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

Mount Baker Station: Community members want to activate the Mount Baker Station area.

Indigenous housing: Crosscut profiles a Chief Seattle Club housing project in Pioneer Square.

Bored to fail: San Jose’s Seattle-esque subway expansion has hit another snag with another delay, possibly to 2034.

Inclusionary zoning: Philadelphia now has mandatory inclusionary zoning.

Increasing danger: Owners of mega cars drove more in 2020 than in 2019.

Corrugated steel: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog previews a planned mixed-use development of the City Market site.

Congestion: Embrace traffic congestion, don’t fight it, Strong Towns says.

Ending Covid protocols: Washington will end non-federal and non-local indoor mask mandates on March 21st. King County will also end mandatory vaccination card requirements on March 1st.

Regressive politics: A coalition lobbying against housing in California is pursuing an initiative to overturn progressive zoning laws for housing.

Broken policy: University of California Berkeley is caught in a pickle as an environmental review court case holds the future of thousands of students in the balance.

Fixing policy: California legislators could permanently exempt certain transit projects from environmental review.

Expensive and useless: A third-party report on El Paso’s I-10 expansion plan delivers some big criticisms.

Not in Illinois: Illinois shot down another “Idaho Stop” biking law.

Taxing some vacancies: In San Francisco, a vacant home tax could appear on the ballot.

Reducing drunk driving: How is Utah reducing drunk driving rates?

Housing Nevada: Nevada’s housing agency has earmarked $300 million for affordable housing in the state.

PDX transit visions: Portland’s regional planning body has shortlisted a slate of transit projects for federal funding.

Moratorium: Seattle’s eviction moratorium is set to end, but could it still be extended?

Funding affordable housing: The Mount Zion on 19th affordable senior housing project has received state funding.

177 miles: Los Angeles’ city council has approved a big set of speed reductions on streets.

Vision Zero: Streetsblog showcases why Vision Zero is a human rights issue for the deaf and the wider disability community.

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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.