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Staff Biography

Stephen Fesler

Senior Reporter

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.

Recent Articles

Community Transit Plans ‘Swift Gold Line’ Bus to Arlington

Community Transit is hosting an online open house through August 7 to narrow down options for the Swift Gold Line bus from Everett Station north to Marysville and Arlington.

Sunday Video: The Truth About Cycling In The Suburbs

Is cycling just for the city? Or can cycling be a success in the suburbs. Uytae Lee of About Here takes a dive into that question with Canadian examples.
Two riders walked down the platform with the Seattle skyline in the distance.

Sound Transit Launches Surveys To Plan South Seattle Link Infill Stations

Sound Transit is seeking public feedback on proposed Link light rail infill stations in South Seattle and Tukwila. Stations near Graham Street and Boeing Access Road were pledged and funded in the ST3 ballot measure, and are slated to open by 2031.

Sunday Video: Are American Suburbs Still Getting Less Walkable?

For decades, America's road networks have become increasingly less gridded and connected, degrading the ability to walk and bike in communities. That's been the consequence of America's sprawling suburbs that emphasize the cul-de-sac. Is...

Sound Transit Adds Lynnwood Link to System Diagrams, Anticipating August Opening 

Sound Transit is rolling out new system diagrams on trains that show the next round of light rail extensions including Lynnwood Link. The diagrams implement a station numbering system and a name change for Symphony Station.