Third places are a critical part of communities. They provide another space for people to be and mingle. But the suburbs and North American zoning has all but erased them from communities. Not Just Bikes takes a look at these great spaces and how they empower communities.

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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.