A streetcar station is under construction in Tacoma for the T Line extension. (Credit: The Urbanist)

Boston’s bike mayor: Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu is a bike commuter and planning a big rollout of protected bike lanes this year.

Ground-floor retail: What is the future of ground-floor retail?

Pre-approved plans: South Bend is supporting pre-approved house plans.

Opposition to landmarks: Denver is making it easier for people to oppose landmark designations.

Philly transit: Philadelphia has charted a transit revolution.

2035: A new cross-Hudson transit tunnel is already delayed until 2035 ($).

Crosswalk design: St. Louis doesn’t care about federal guidance on crosswalk painting schemes.

Worst in America: San José BART may be the worst transit project in America, but apparently the second phase of expansion is ready to go.

No hope: Texas is planning construction $85 billion in highways.

Post-car era: European cities continue to look toward phasing out cars in big ways.

FX Line: Take a ride on Portland’s new BRT-ish FX bus line.

Strike: Seattle public school teachers are striking after the district failed to negotiate.

Be like Virginia: Virginia’s well-funded intercity passenger rail program is seeing excellent ridership and demand.

Oops: At the start of Labor Day Weekend, Lake Washington Boulevard was still open for cars instead of people.

Hotel-apartment conversion: A hotel near Seattle’s convention center could be transformed to apartments.

DMV BRT: In the DMV, Montgomery County is looking to improve transit service with BRT.

Decongestion pricing: Vancouver’s civic election could determine the outcome of decongestion pricing.

Reducing emissions: A federal rule could require state and local governments to start restricting greenhouse gas emissions.

Parks spending: Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has a new parks spending plan.

NYC bus cuts: New York City’s cash-strapped MTA has cut bus service.

Quirkiness: Capitol Hill could get a quirky apartment development with 49 homes.

I-5 encampments: The King County Regional Homelessness Authority continues to remove encampments from I-5 in Seattle.

The Hub: San Francisco paused a substantial rezone for an equity analysis that never happened ($).

Using BikeLink: How can you use Sound Transit’s new BikeLink secured bike parking program?

Construction methods: Boston wants to eliminate fossil fuels from new construction.

Level crossings: Portland is seeking grant funding to study how to reduce railroad crossing delays.

MBTA is a cluster: Boston’s transit agency is under fire after one transit bombshell after another.

HSR expanding: California’s high-speed rail authority has approved further construction toward Bakersfield and Merced.

Article Author

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.