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.
We've been anticipating the launch for the Puget Sound Bike Share (PSBS) for quite some time now, and we still have a while to go yet. But, yesterday we learned some great news from PSBS: the new name of the bike share system and the official sponsor. So, we'd like...
https://vimeo.com/86721046 Protected Intersections for Bicyclists by Nick Falbo on Vimeo. This video gives many of the best practices for protecting bicyclists. There are a lot of good ideas here, and we hope to see many of these implemented all across the country.
  Bike Washington: This has been a busy week for cycling in Washington. We were named the most bike-friendly state in the union, AGAIN. So pat yourselves on the back. Washington is also seeking a new national designation for our east-way bikeway across the state (Route 10). We're hoping it gets...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlKkoBJj8_Q See the potential changes on the way for Colman Dock in this video about the Environmental Assessment.
Postmortem: The buses will beginning getting the axe in September, Metro has an organized service reduction plan to achieve the necessary cuts over a one-year period. People are mad, but it ain't the first time at this rodeo. Tons of voting data is becoming available if you want to explore...
Color Theming: Red = Developable, Green = In Design/Planning, Blue = Under Construction, and Yellow = Completed It's been only three months since I first wrote about A Rapidly Changing Seattle. In that article, I highlighted the amazing amount of development taking place in Seattle and the city's capacity for...
Tonight we'll be meeting up at the Roy Street Coffee & Tea on Capitol Hill from 6pm-9pm. Feel free to drop in at any point. We'll be talking urbanism, city issues, and ways in which you can get involved with our organization. The evening also is special because of the Prop 1...
It's not too late to turn in your ballot—tomorrow is Election Day! Ballots must be postmarked by the 22nd, so be sure to get yours to the Post Office or a collection box. And, don't forget to remind your friends, loved ones, and fellow transit riders to vote YES. Begging is a totally...