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  1. Baltimore's Inner Harbor Needs Safer Access, Not More FlashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 |

    Putting the 10-lane Light Street on a road diet would make it easier to walk or bike to the waterfront. A concept by urban designer Michael Costa for narrowing Baltimore's Light Street to make room for a greenway.


  2. This Week: Land Use Decisions, SoMa Safety, In-Law UnitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 |

    Monday tonight! Who Makes Land Use Decisions? Local municipalities insist they know what's best for their communities, but others argue there has to be a means to override choices of "bad actors" who exacerbate our housing crisis by preventing development. How can local communities make the best decisions that also meet regional needs? Join SPUR for a discussion about how we can resolve these tensions.


  3. Who's Gonna Get Stuck With the Bill for Seattle's Highway Tunnel Misadventure?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 |

    Three years behind schedule, Bertha, the boring machine carving out a gigantic underground highway beneath downtown Seattle, poked through the end of its tunnel this week. After a spectacular breakdown early in the boring journey, the highway tunnel project, originally slated to cost $3.1 billion, is now expected to cost at least $4 billion when all is said and done.


  4. Truck Crash on Freeway Paralyzes Traffic. Seattle Times: Ditch the Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 |

    Last month, a truck carrying Butane crashed on a major Seattle freeway during a rare flurry of snow, paralyzing traffic for miles. The whole episode demonstrated just how fragile the freeway system is, and the need for more resilient transportation networks.


  5. The Case for a Tax on Parking LotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing.


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