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.
As of July 30, Sound Transit's University Link Extension project was 87.2% complete, up 2.6% from our last update. And the Northgate Link Extension project (formerly known as North Link) has been rapidly proceeding, too. In this project update, we'll share some statistics and details about the significant progress that Sound Transit...
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https://vimeo.com/100755248 A short video of local folks from the East Union neighborhood of the Central District in Seattle.
Bike well: The Seattle Bike Blog offers up some suggestions for Seattle's next pedestrian plaza. Friday morning saw a tragic cyclist death on Second Avenue, the location of a future protected cycle track. Youarehere has a map of every bicycle crash in Seattle between 2010 and 2012. The science of balancing...
In case you don't live in Seattle, but feel like taking transit to the Mariners and Sounders games this weekend, Sound Transit has you covered with a special Sounder service on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday (August 30), the Sounders will faceoff against the Colorado Rapids with a 1pm start...
  Today's the day that many of you have been waiting for. It's your first opportunity to register as an annual member in Seattle's new bicycle share program: Pronto! And as a gift to the first 600 people to register, you'll receive a swanky keyfob (as seen below) and bragging...
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https://vimeo.com/102285611 The pianos in the park were an awesome program, and it's sad to see them go. But this is a great way to cherish them.
Park it: The happiest commutes are active commutes, and the car loses the longer the commute while other modes barely budge over time. But surprise! Those who take transit (and walk or bike) are much healthier than their driving counterparts, cuz duh. The US is still a pretty deadly country for vehicular-related...
A few simple onboard improvements to King County Metro buses could truly enhance the customer experience and increase their overall efficiency. Outfitting new and existing buses with the following feature enhancements would provide passengers more space, expedite the boarding and deboarding process, speed up overall bus service, reduce fuel consumption,...