Today’s Headlines

  • Nashville $6 Billion Transit Plan Approved (Tennessean)
  • Clinton Outlines Her Housing Policy, Including Boosting Low-Income Tax Credits (NYTimes)
  • Pennsylvania to Change State Laws to Match New Federal Self-Driving Car Guidelines (Gov Technology)
  • Volvo’s New Buses Will Automatically Yell at Pedestrians Who “Come Too Close” (New Atlas)
  • D.C. Testing Fixed-Route Taxi Vans in Underserved Areas (NextCity)
  • Brownsville, South Bend Celebrate “Mayor’s Challenge” Safe Streets Wins
  • Bay Area Planning Housing in Hopes of Reducing Traffic (CityLab)
  • Austin Business Leader to Push Plan for Denser Development (Austin Monitor)


Today’s Headlines

Free-Range Parents Found Guilty of “Unsubstantiated Child Neglect” (WaPo) Oregon Bill Would Fine Cyclists $250 for Not Wearing Reflective Clothing (Oregonian) Robert Bullard: A “Southern Initiative” on Climate Justice Is Needed (OpEdNews) Huntsville, Alabama, Plans $70 Million Mixed-Use Development, Road Diet (Nanaimo Commons) The Atlantic: $350 Million Might Not Be Enough to Revitalize Las Vegas […]

It’s Time to Rethink Old Stereotypes About Renters

Homeownership rates in Philadelphia aren’t as high as they used to be, and that’s not a bad thing. Map: Pew via Plan Philly. Click to enlarge For a long time, renters have been thought of as a destabilizing force in urban areas. Federal housing policy encourages people to make the jump to homeownership in part […]

Check Out Austin’s New Polka-Dotted Intersection Neckdowns

Safer streets for pedestrians don’t have to be expensive, or boring, for that matter. That’s the lesson from Austin’s new polka-dotted intersection neckdowns. In an effort to get drivers to slow down and give extra room to those on two feet, the city recently installed this colorful intersection treatment at the intersection of East 6th Street […]

Austin’s Emerging Bipartisan Coalition for Walkable Housing

Last week, the Austin City Council voted to allow “granny flats” — small accessory dwellings — in some areas zoned for single-family housing, and to reduce parking requirements along transit corridors. These types of reforms make housing more affordable and make neighborhoods more walkable and transit-friendly. Dan Keshet at Austin on Your Feet said the vote highlights new political […]