Stephen Fesler

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Stephen is an urban planner 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. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.
A revised budget for King County Metro will expand resources in 2022, allowing the agency to restore more service and focus on additional capital investments. Approved in November, the revised budget increases transit operations funding by nearly $55 million and appropriates $114 million in capital investments. The revised budget will...
City Beautiful visits San Antonio to evaluate the city's river walk as walkable urbanism. The city's riverwalk isn't the only one of its kind, but it does stand out for its own charm and uniqueness.
Unblock bus stops: San Francisco will ensure that cars stop parking in bus zones. Septic systems: Fixing septic systems is key to protecting Puget Sound shellfish, Crosscut reports. No extension: King County's homelessness authority won't extend a hotel contract in Seattle. 500,000: Los Angeles has adopted policy to create 500,000 new...
New battery-electric buses (BEBs) will start appearing on Pierce Transit routes, the agency has announced today, just in time for the holidays. Six new BEBs will begin service on about a dozen different routes, joining the three BEBs that the agency already has on hand. "These buses are a...
Amsterdam's approach to waste and recycle collection differs greatly from the North American one. Not Just Bikes shows how waste and recycle is collected underground at regular intervals within neighborhoods and picked up as needed by crews.
Parking craters: America just celebrated Black Friday, so how well were the seas of parking used? Atlanta's segregationist enclave: A white enclave in Atlanta has urges to secede over zoning laws that could allow more families to live in their community. Vancouver TOD: Vancouver is going through public engagement on a...
https://youtu.be/CaLOiGEDPJQ Vox recounts how the international community came together to combat depletion of the ozone layer and why the ozone layer is no longer of critical environmental concern.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2aZUav-54&t=573s Climate Town takes on the topic of gas stoves and the natural gas industry. Is it time to bury those stoves and the industry?