Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

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.
http://vimeo.com/117273072 Dominic Holden, the former favored son of The Stranger, sits down with Mike McGinn, Seattle's former mayor, to chat about local issues and the what it was like running city government.
A little epic: This Danish bus agency has a seriously epic bus commercial. Changing tax exemptions: The City Council wants to patch up the rules for tax exemptions on microhousing units. Urban innovation: Architecture and design firm Gensler wants to use subterranean Tube tunnels for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, basically an...
Pronto! wants you to know that a new bike is coming to town: #VitaminP. Starting today, this yellow bike brighten up the streets of Seattle for the next four weeks. As a way to get members to log even more bike rides through the bikeshare program, riders (and  Pronto! fans)...
King County Metro Transit just launched a comprehensive planning effort to chart a new vision and direction for the agency. Metro recognizes that transit will continue to play an instrumental role in moving people, reducing congestion, and driving the region's economy. Of course, no transit system stays the same forever....
President Obama has released his 2016 budget, which places a strong emphasis on transportation funding. A portion of that funding could end up in the hands of Sound Transit if all goes to plan. Under the President's budget proposal, $75m from the Small Starts federal grant scheme would go directly...
The Metropolitan King County Council is getting serious about climate change. Yesterday, the Council announced that it had come up with a brand new set of policies to curb carbon emissions. The policies will direct two County departments to become carbon neutral, create a new carbon offset program, and allow others...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVKVPc_Z6k Eclipse the Bus Riding Dog’s Day Off in Seattle by King County DOT on YouTube. Seattle's most favorite bus-riding dog is also a huge fan of the Seahawks! Go Hawks!
  Parking drama: SDOT completely debunks the perceived need of Sen. Bob Hasegawa's (D-Beacon Hill) tax on Sound Transit around light rail stations. If you're not familiar with the issue, the Senator wants Sound Transit to compensate car owners for their Residential Parking Permits. Trolling Bertha: Republicans came up with a...