Tuesday, 16 July, 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.
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...
Image: Microhousing in Wallingford by Footprint. The long hard road to a new set of rules for microhousing may finally be coming to a conclusion. The Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee meets this afternoon and is expected to vote on a final set of changes (see the legislative brief and...
In case you haven't heard, there's a big proposition on the November ballot for Seattle residents called "Proposition 1". The proposition is a transit-only funding measure bus service within Seattle. While the upcoming September service reductions are already set in stone, the future rounds can be cancelled with funding delivered...
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https://vimeo.com/102436343 Experience the "Snake" bridge in Copenhagen and other innovations that the city continues to implement. Mikael Colville-Andersen gives some really good insight into the improvements.
Seattle state of mind: Seattlish wonderfully takes down the micro-housing concern trolls on their parking fallacy. A new 10th Ave and Union St apartment is ready to open to tenants, but there is a small problem for the developer. North Seattle may have found its candidate for next year's council...
In yesterday's morning article, Guy gave us his initial impressions of the new Second Avenue Protected Bike Lanes, and a few suggestions about how they could be improved. One thing that he had suggested was traffic light changes for left-turning and straight-through traffic at intersections along Second Avenue. During the first...