Monday, 22 April, 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.
It's the end of September, which means another set of service changes for King County Metro Transit. But this service change is unlike all those that came before it. This isn't just a service revision of minor schedule and stop changes or restructuring of routes. This service change is bigger than that, and...
Pronto! Cycle Share says that they are set to roll out those swanky bicycle docking stations this week (and possibly this morning if Facebook is any indication). 50 docking stations housing 500 bikes will be located in 9 neighborhoods across the city. Some of those lucky neighborhoods include the...
https://twitter.com/BrockRides/status/514497832506896385 New infrastructure isn't an exact science. We knew the Second Avenue bike lanes would need changes along the way. Luckily, Seattle has a very responsive department of transportation that keeps delivering on small fixes to Second Avenue. The latest change is to the beginning of the bike lanes. The...
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https://vimeo.com/104763378 We are huge fans to dynamic transportation options and the new RideScout is a pretty useful tool. Wanna know how? Check out the video.
Creative urbanism: Yesterday was PARK(ing) Day and Seattle Bike Blog took us on a little tour of the cool parklets. A free Scotland may have failed, but folks took to chalk graffiti to show their support! Lisbon's got a dancing crosswalk light. The Washington Post reimagines the Union Station area of...
Come join us for PARK(ing) Day! Our parklet is on the west side of First Avenue between Stewart St and Virginia St (map).You’ll find us there any time between 9am and 3pm today. We plan to have board games, street furniture, and a bike repair station set up right...
You read that right. This year, Seattle will host 50 parklets across the city, up from 46 from the previous. We're number 13 on the list (see larger scale PDF map and location list), but there's going to be plenty of other great spaces to visit, and we hope you do. As SDOT says: Even...
Mayor Ed Murray sent a strong letter addressed to the Seattle City Council yesterday. In it, he dropped a big critique on Council's approach to regulating microhousing. The mayor communicated to the Council that while he was tentatively supportive of the Council's most recent microhousing legislation, he was deeply concerned about...