Tuesday, 15 October, 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.
Fare enforcement policies administered by Sound Transit have only been slightly altered, albeit temporarily, despite serious concern by some Sound Transit boardmembers. A briefing the other week revealed that fare enforcement is very disproportionately hitting African American riders, adding even more concern about the process. Despite only...
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https://youtu.be/P8dmVUrNt38 In this video, Dave Amos of City Beautiful explores what Vancouverism is with a particular focus on urban design.
Electric scooters could be hitting the streets of White Center in the new year ahead. King County officials passed a pilot program last week that will pave the way for up to two companies to operate shared e-scooters in the area. King County's pilot program would allow...
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In September, Rail~Volution held their annual conference up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Paige Malott, Chair of Cascadia Rail, was there and provided a comprehensive presentation on high-speed rail in the Cascadia Region.
Community Transit is beginning to tip its hat on things to come as light rail opening in Lynnwood approaches in 2024. Last week, the transit agency published its six-year transit development plan, which spans the same time period. The plan envisions expansion of the Swift bus rapid...
Fracking bans: Should Pacific Northwest cities ban fracked gas in new buildings? Helpful data: Spin plans to provide e-scooter data to help build safer streets. Bay Area transit: The Bay Area has a $100 billion transit priority investment list. Meanwhile, a...
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https://youtu.be/9aWYJugVTs4 Why America has a universal minimum legal drinking age is due to roads, Vox explains.
Mountlake Terrace adopted notable changes to its primary urban node, expanding its boundaries and increasing development capacity near its future Link station. The city refers to the area as "Town Center"--much of which is fairly low-slung post-war development, though there area is beginning to see some re-invigoration...