What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: Furthering Fair Housing, Grand Plans, and Curbless Streets Debate

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Furthering fair housing: The Biden administration is bringing back fair housing rules that were scrapped by the previous administration ($). Thank goodness: IndyGo bus rapid...

What We’re Reading: Climate’s on the Agenda, Crossing the Locks, and VMT Fee

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Climate's on the agenda: President Joe Biden has pledged a 50% cut in carbon emissions by 2030 ($). China and the United States have...

What We’re Reading: Street Moves, RAISE, and Big Sky Rail

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Street Moves: Rubén Casas says that Sweden's "Street Moves" program could provide a collaborative, community-driven model for Puget Sound in remaking streets. Parking minimums:...

What We’re Reading: Northgate Link Opening, Hoboken’s Vision, and TDM

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Northgate Link opening: Sound Transit has announced that the Northgate Link extension will open on October 2nd ($). E Union St: In Capitol Hill, E...

What We’re Reading: Zoner-in-Chief, Back on Track, and 20% Reduction

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Zoner-in-Chief: President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan includes language about grants for local jurisdictions to end exclusionary zoning practices and parking minimums. Proceeds: Oregon's bike...

What We’re Reading: Racial Justice Lens, Incentives for Rezoning, and Bygone Era

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Racial justice lens: Texas shows how the new Biden administration is more likely to respond to racial justice concerns with transportation projects. Catching up: Crosscut...

What We’re Reading: Grocery Boom, HSR Act, and Extended Moratorium

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Grocery boom: Spending on groceries has shot up a lot during the pandemic in the Seattle area ($). Toronto's Quayside: With Google's Sidewalk Labs out,...

What We’re Reading: Mass Vaccinating Seattle, Criminal Legislation, and Urban Heat Island

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Mass vaccinating Seattle: A new mass vaccination site has opened Lumen Field with promise of more than 150,000 vaccinations per week ($) when it's...