Sunday, 31 May, 2020

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://youtu.be/n6QwnzbRUyA Vox explains how the novel coronavirus spreads indoors and outdoors. The means of transmission is not necessarily uniform due to different environmental conditions and movement of people.
A mural on the Berlin Wall.
Bailout transit: Amtrak needs more than $1 billion from the federal government to cover costs associated with the pandemic. Local transit agencies across the country are looking for another $24 billion in aid. Criminal landlording: A landlord who tried to evict tenants against Washington's...
The passenger-only ferry (POF) system is set to grow in Puget Sound with the introduction of new service between Southworth and Seattle, making it the sixth POF in the Central Puget Sound Region, but could more destinations be on the horizon? The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7yFtPwA5cs Suburbs are everywhere. But what is and is not a suburb? It depends how you define it, City Beautiful explains.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has published a new playbook for urban streets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed the "Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery," the playbook lays out seven emerging strategies in cities and many other policy choices for streets that...
International fraud ring: Washington has probably lost hundreds of millions of unemployment insurance dollars ($) to international fraud. Long haul: Even if Snohomish County could go to a Phase 2 reopening in early June, local officials appear poised to delay such a reopening ($)....
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https://youtu.be/3lrJYTsKdUM When it comes to food, our choices in what we eat has significant implications in our greenhouse gas emissions. Vox explains how the emissions can vary greatly by impacts from land use, farming processes, animal feed, and distribution.
Puget Sound transit agencies are beginning to restore service and fare payment is returning on some services. Pierce Transit and Sound Transit have released their initial recovery plans that will begin as soon as May 24th. Community Transit also plans join the other two transit agencies in...