Saturday, 28 March, 2020

Hayley Bonsteel

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Hayley Bonsteel is a municipal long-range planner working in south King County. She has been an advocate for walkability, livability, and progressive planning in the Pacific Northwest for nearly seven years. Hayley is a daily Seattle pedestrian and transit rider, and serves on the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board. Thanks to a long Link+Sounder commute, she read 85 books last year.
A triplex in Magnolia. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
Land use wonks and laypeople alike are rejoicing over the recent spate of proposals coming out of the state legislature related to increasing the building supply. Recognition of the overly limiting effect of single-family zoning, and its contribution to the housing crisis by suppressing the supply of...
I live a few steps from the awkward intersection of Summit and Olive, where bus-related improvements shortened the crossing distance for pedestrians within the last year or two. If you follow these types of projects, and don’t live nearby, you might think: “this is the heart of...
I was walking through North Capitol Hill the other day, when I saw a City of Seattle “proposed land use action” sign, and affixed to it, a homemade sticker. The sticker proclaimed in bold block lettering, “STOP CONSTRUCTION. SAVE SEATTLE. BOYCOTT NEW BUILDINGS.” Beneath this heading were the following...