Thursday, 18 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.
PARK(ing) Day is right around the corner, and that means our city streets will soon see an extra splash of vibrancy--even if only for a day. On September 19, Seattle will celebrate its eighth year of sponsoring PARK(ing) Day events across the city. PARK(ing) Day, for the unfamiliar, is an international event...
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https://vimeo.com/102576638 A video of very patient Copenhagen drivers waiting for cyclists to do their thing before turning right.
Reduced fare program: King County Executive Dow Constantine released a plan this week for providing low-income individuals access to reduced fares on King County Metro. Safety project for Dexter: The City is finally planning to provide safe bicycling facilities from Mercer to Denny on Dexter Ave. Ditch the road centerline: Transport...
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https://vimeo.com/101360481 Would you believe it? A Seattle designer created this amazing utility bike that has garnered national attention and was selected as the best utility bike design. Take that, Portland!
Stay away: The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel is closed today. Drink it up: A map of every Seattle brewery, this could take you a while... Social welfare reform: There's a battle brewing over public housing policy and practices in Seattle. The mayor and the Seattle Housing Authority are odds. Share the road:...
Highway to hell: Long Beach, CA plans to remove the first freeway in southern California. The freeway revolt in Los Angeles that you probably never knew about. The Senate Democrats cave to House Republicans on national transportation funding--we may keep the roads, bridges, and buses going, but the system...
The first round of results have dropped, and most prominently in tonight's election returns is the Seattle Metropolitan Park District. Currently, the proposition is passing 52.4%-47.6%. We anticipate that this trend will continue as the remainder of the count is tallied over the coming days. Younger and more progressive,...
You may have heard this thing about a new Link Light Rail subway station in the U District. You might even know that it's being built at 43rd St and Brooklyn Ave. But you probably don't know that the U District is getting a Greenway, parklet, and loads of...