Top 5 Stories This Week (June 4-8, 2018)

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1. What’s up with all those empty commercial storefronts in new mixed-use developments?
by Rachel Quednau | June 6, 2018

Why all these new storefronts are sitting vacant.

2. Reflections on 2 Years Without a Car
by Nolan Gray | June 5, 2018

5 things I learned from giving up my car.

3. How Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses
by Rachel Quednau | June 4, 2018

…even when they get rid of a few parking spots in the process.

4. 2 Steps to Make Your Town More Welcoming to Local Businesses
by Grant Henninger | June 5, 2018

By taking these two simples steps, any town can create a thriving small business community.

5. Toward Dynamic Zoning Codes
by Patrick Braga | June 7, 2018

A small change to zoning codes could help overcome some of the forces stifling growth in American cities and avoid displacement of long-term residents at the same time.