Construction underway on Alaskan Way and a bus passing by. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

No problem: Fayetteville hasn’t has minimum parking requirements for six years, so how is that going?

Fare-free February: In the Salt Lake City area, the region’s transit agency has been offering fare-free transit and has seen some positive ridership results.

Gas gimmicks: California Democrats aren’t as enthusiastic as Governor Gavin Newsom in reducing gas taxes.

Complete Streets: New York could pass legislation for complete streets.

Distraction: Virgin Hyperloop is laying off workers and pivoting from passengers to freight.

Platform barriers: New York City’s subway will pilot platform barrier doors and screens at three stations for passenger safety ($).

Noise control: France is installing noise sensors on streets that could lead to enforcement of loud motorists ($).

250,000: Los Angeles’ housing plan has been rejected by a state regulator, which is requiring that the city zone for an additional 250,000 homes ($).

Green Lake loop: The Green Lake Outer Loop project is fully funded with new project details.

Transit talk: At last week’s Sound Transit board meeting, commentary by boardmembers was focus on perceived conditions of the transit system.

Urban trail planning: Portland will use $750,000 in federal relief funding to plan the Red Electric Trail.

Combating invasive crabs: The University of Washington has been researching how to fight off invasive green crabs in Washington.

Unaffordable America: The housing affordability crisis continues to spiral widely across the United States ($).

Guaranteed income: How did a Washington, D.C. guaranteed income pilot program go?

Cowards: Oregon Republicans hilariously threatened to walk away from I-5 expansion talks if Washington passed an export fuel tax. However, some cowardly Washington Democrats have since pulled support for the tax ($).

No extension: A bid by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to extend the eviction moratorium failed last week.

Capitol Hill Station: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog covers plans of Summit Community Center at Capitol Hill Station.

Café streets: Pettirosso has departed Capitol Hill and with it a café street, but what can we learn from the experiment?

Most unaffordable: Miami now claims the spot for most unaffordable major housing market in the United States.

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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.