Sunday, October 21, 2018

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/BoRx_zIwiXM In this video, RetroReport looks at slums and why fixing them is the key to cities in the future. To illustrate their point, they use Medellin, Colombia, which used gondolas to tie in outlying mountainside barrios to the transit network. Better...
A healthy initiative: Initiative 1631 could save lives and improve health by reducing pollution. Mass extinction: Is pedal-powered dockless bikeshare on its way to extinction? Dividing America: Geographic inequality is worsening across America. Hermit building boom: Why is...
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https://vimeo.com/293870204 In this video, Streetfilms highlights how Jersey City is experimenting with the city’s first protected bike lane to get people biking, skating, and scootering on city center streets. 
Re-bridging the bay: BNSF is looking at options to replace its bridge over Salmon Bay. Death nail: Washington's state supreme court struck down capital punishment in the state over its disproportionate and unfair application. Step-by-step guide: How can planners fix badly...
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https://youtu.be/jcREB7zkjj4 City Beautiful asks “do we need futuristic tunnels?”
Battling new 5G rules: Seattle is fighting against new 5G federal wireless regulations ($) since it ties local jurisdictions hands too much. Save the coast: The California Coastal Act will remain in place ($) thanks to the Supreme Court declining review. Bike culture:...
Many Seattle commuters will get a new benefit that they can use for their transportation needs. Beginning in 2020, Seattle employers with 20 or more employees will need to offer pre-tax transit passes for their employees. This can save employees hundreds of dollars per year since the federal government...
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https://youtu.be/c2YInNlzMDQ In this video, Vox looks at e-scooters and the challenges of streets that they must share.