Thursday, 5 December, 2019

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.
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...