Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes talks suburbs and how not all are the same. Slaughter particularly emphasizes how streetcar suburbs and suburbs that are not car-dependent can offer a good option to people with a variety of amenities while not living in the central city. Slaughter focuses on Riverdale, Toronto as an example of this, pointing to its differing attributes and comparing to modern suburbs.
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.