Regulate cars: New York may regulate vehicle speed and size in a big way. A federal legislator also wants to tackle car safety.
Foot traffic: Portland is seeing a rebound in foot traffic.
Boosting service: Spokane Transit Authority has boosted service.
Idahome: Idaho’s growth is changing demographics quickly.
Ferry rides: BC Ferries traffic is booming.
Regulate GHG: The federal government can now force state and local governments to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Car-lite: Getting Americans out of cars could fix climate and inflation.
Rent control: Two Los Angeles area cities have enacted rent control laws. A Connecticut legislator is pushing for statewide rent control.
Pedestrianized superblocks: Superilles for Los Angeles?
Controlled: More controlled intersections come to Capitol Hill.
Green Lake: What’s the latest for the Green Lake Outer Loop project?
BRT creep: BRT creep hits Atlanta.
Parking mandates: Cincinnati drops parking mandates for part of the city.
TOD Communities: Transit-oriented communities law has been finalized for the Boston area.
Eastlake: Councilmember Alex Pedersen discusses the Eastlake Avenue bike lanes in a letter.
Downtown: How does Downtown Seattle stack up with other cities ($)?
Drive ridership: NACTO has recommendations to drive transit ridership growth.
Appeals: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeals are holding up a lot of housing in California.
Tree regs: Seattle can move forward with additional tree protection regulations.
Overnight trains: What if LA and San Fran had an overnight train?
Limiting speed: New York City is testing speed-limiting technology on city vehicles.
Bike boom: Citi Bike ridership is booming in New York City.
What about e-bikes?: Portland’s EV charging legislation could leave e-bikes out.
RAISE: What complete streets projects will federal RAISE grants fund?
Occupied: A Seattle program to fill vacant commercial spaces gets an expansion.
Accessible density bonus: Density bonuses in New York City could deliver more accessible subway stations.
No new roads: Denver is set to drop highway expansions.
Office conversion: An office tower in San Antonio is becoming housing.
Route rules: Portland’s mayor has banned encampments on safe routes to school.
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.