Stairs and escalators at Den Haag Central. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

SCL rate hikes: Seattle City Light is proposing rate hikes of about 4.5% per year for 2023 and 2034 ($).

Improvement grants: Portland’s Trimet is getting a lot of state funding for improvement, how should it spend it?

Car bill: With a climate bill loss, advocates turn to other solutions for e-bike incentives.

Serve rural areas: Virginia shows how to serve rural areas with intercity transit.

VZ in Vegas: Las Vegas wants to pursue Vision Zero.

Ending exclusionary zoning: Gainesville is set to eliminate exclusionary zoning.

Tightening restrictions: Los Angeles is tightening restrictions on homeless encampments ($).

Revenue searching: As fare revenue dwindles, the NYC MTA is seeking new funding sources.

Reconnecting communities: What should you know about the “reconnecting communities” pilot program?

Back to normal: Seattle has ended hazard pay.

Racial bias: Philly wants to end racial bias in home appraisals.

Car-free pioneer: Which European city pioneered the car-free city trend?

Trends in charges: How many charges is the Seattle City Attorney filing?

People’s Park: People’s Park at UC Berkeley is a battleground over housing and the unhoused.

Death cult: Republicans want to keep roads dangerous, opposing anti-drunk driving laws.

Covering Tacoma: Tacoma has an uphill battle to increase tree canopy.

Docklands boom: Cork City greenlights a massive docklands redevelopment plan.

Hotter, drier: California’s governor outlines a plan for a hotter, drier future in the state ($).

Fare-capping: Why is fare-capping a good policy?

ADUs sought: Why is Denver struggling to build ADUs?

Orange Line suspension: Boston has closed down the Orange Line temporarily.

Meh: Miami is doubling down on a people mover expansion.

Fare-free ATL: Transit is Atlanta might go fare-free.

Urban inflation: Could inflation push people out of rural areas and into urban ones?

Decongesting NYC roads: New decongestion pricing details for New York City have come out, including potential pricing.

HSR left out: Cutting high-speed rail out of national climate legislation was a mistake.

Secure bikes: NYC bike advocates want more secure bike parking.

ATL public space: In Downtown Atlanta, parking is replaced by public space.

Defund WSDOT: Washington is tearing apart a Spokane neighborhood for cars and the impacts are heavy.

E-bikes: What is an “e-bike” anyway and where does it belong on the road?

Transit operators: Listen to the transit operators.

Risky move?: Is approval voting a risky move for Seattle?

Better bike lanes: Seattle is getting better bike lanes.

Driverless no more: Driverless shuttles at UBC have been scuttled.

Gowanus: The long-embattled Gowanus rezone in Brooklyn is moving forward again.

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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.