Happy Monday, readers! We hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Here are your media items du jour. Bon appetit!
A comedian wandered into the housing debate and broke Twitter.
YIMBY/NIMBY idc, you’re all the same to me, a bunch of people who think housing should be a profitable industry instead of something every human being has a right to. I’m not interested in debates about what the real estate industry should do, that industry shouldn’t exist
— Childless Feminist Slut with Cats (@katewillett) June 10, 2022
Some TBB contributors think that car infrastructure should be paid by users and tolling is a good way to pay for future needs – what do you think?
THE POST’S VIEW Opinion By opposing highway expansions, Maryland politicians risk more than gridlock
Elsewhere, many homebuyers have to look to family for help purchasing a home, feeding the feedback cycle between real estate equity and intergenerational poverty.
Parents Are Buying Homes for Kids Priced Out of the Housing Market
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In Durham, the “Beltline Trail” needs a new name. We like Traily McTrail face. What’s your suggestion? Suggest a name and maybe you will win a prize!
Why Durham says it must abandon a century-old name for its rails-to-trails project
And…if we can’t get cars off the road in Berkeley, is there any hope for the rest of us?