Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stephen Fesler

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.
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https://vimeo.com/305180792 Local transit advocate and runner, Laura Goodfellow, talks to Streetfilms about her passion for transit-oriented running in Seattle. She also talks about the transit-oriented running community and the relationship of running to safer streets and transit mobility.
Climate emergency: The city council in Vancouver, British Columbia has declared a 'climate emergency', which will free up city staff to come up proposals to address the problem. Not welcome here: Kent passed an emergency zoning change to preempt a Sound Transit operations and...
Sound Transit has unveiled the new brand name for its future bus rapid transit (BRT) services: 'Stride'. The transit agency also released early renderings of what branded BRT stations could look like once built. "Best practices for successful BRT systems worldwide include developing...
This article is the second in a two-part series. See the first part for Districts 4, 6, and 7. On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council held the second of two meetings this week to discuss site- and area-specific rezones tied to the Mandatory Housing...
On Tuesday, Democrats in the Washington State Legislature introduced Governor Jay Inslee's (D-Washington) legislation for new transportation funding that would support creation of an interstate high-speed rail authority. The legislation would provide up to $3.25 million in biennial appropriations through 2021 to establish the authority in partnership...
Traffic violations are common problems in a city as busy and dense as Seattle. Motorists are notorious for regularly blocking intersections (referred to "blocking the box") and driving in transit-only lanes. These traffic violations have significant impacts by delaying transit, increasing congestion, endangering people on foot and...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council met for a short legislative agenda session. The city council passed a reform bill for transportation level-of-service (LOS) and transportation impact mitigation requirements. The city council also passed a resolution urging Seattle voters to pass Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 in...
This article is a first in a two-part series. See the second part for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5. On Monday, the Seattle City Council held the first of two meetings this week to discuss site- and area-specific rezones tied to the Mandatory...