A Seattle street with a painted mural on the ground. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

Broadway Plan: Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been approved.

Diversion: States are diverting road safety money away from safety programs.

Chi tree canopy: Boosters in Chicago want the city to increase tree planting and tree canopy.

Federal housing funding: The Biden administration wants to increase funding for supportive housing programs.

Disproportionate impact: Black people who bike are dying at alarmingly higher rates than White people who bike.

Olympic priorities: Los Angeles is seeking funding for transit projects ($) ahead of hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Walk: Where is decriminalization of “jaywalking” happening?

Rough start: New York’s hotel-to-housing conversion program isn’t working yet.

Advisory lanes: Pittsburgh is pursuing a type of very Dutch bike lanes.

Restored: A Burlington-to-New York City train is returning to service after decades of suspension.

Fare-free extension: Tucson is extending fare-free transit to the end of year.

2055: The MTA wants the New York City Subway to be 95% accessible by 2055 ($).

NOVA: Arlington, Virginia is struggling to achieve affordable housing goals.

Ending an alternative: A promising alternative to policing could be coming to an end in Seattle.

Gentrification: Governing looks at why many poorer neighborhoods fear development.

One year in: The King County Regional Homelessness Authority director talks to Publicola on first year successes.

25,000: How did Houston move 25,000 people from the streets and into housing ($)?

Red carpet: Richmond’s bus rapid transit gets red bus lanes.

Not a silver bullet: Free transit isn’t a silver bullet to getting people to ride.

Etiquette, please: The Stranger‘s anonymous series rightly hits on the need for light rail riders to use transit etiquette.

Jumpstart remains: Seattle’s Jumpstart payroll tax remains constitutional in latest judicial decision.

Housing NYC: How might New York City tackle its housing crisis ($)?

Gateway Tunnel: The New York region’s Gateway Tunnel for rail is absolutely needed.

Too much office: Downtown San Francisco is struggling more than some numbers might suggest ($).

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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.