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.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0qdq36hwSs We already have some of these "floating" transit islands that protect bikes by allowing cyclists. These islands give cyclists a buffer between platform and sidewalk so that they smoothly bypass in-street transit. Where are these in Seattle? Right on Dexter Avenue N, and SDOT has considered other locations for...
Put a lid on it: Scott Bonjukian takes another look at covering I-5 with a lid. Climate controlled: Dubai has plans for a the world's first fully climate controlled city. Bike lanes on 2nd Ave: Protected bike lanes are likely to arrive just in time for the launch of Pronto! Giant blob:...
  Now that the extension of Northgate Link is well underway, Sound Transit has three webcams capturing the progress at University District Station, Roosevelt Station, and the Maple Leaf Portal. The webcams went live back in February. You can track the progress since then and explore the excellent timelapse movies....
We're big fans of The Transit App because of its universality and dynamic form, and previously wrote about the big version 3.0 release. Last week, The Transit App pushed out a major update (version 3.1) of their app for iOS users. The update contains two changes: the integration of bikeshare data...
https://vimeo.com/95766797 Seattle Dream Pt. II by F-Stop Seattle on Vimeo. Watch this 5-minute timelapse tribute to our favorite city. You won't regret it. UPDATE: It appears that the video is currently unviewable. You can watch the original Seattle Dream instead, which is just as inspiring. UPDATE 2: The original has been reposted, albeit...
Development in Seattle: The city council is putting the breaks on the Stadium District planning effort, largely because they have no direction on the matter. 10 crazy comments that people make about Seattle microhousing. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has preliminary stormwater regulations out for review. And DPD...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwLQ26aA6ho Sound Transit shows off the construction progress of the S 200th St Link extension to some solid tunes. Watch the guideway grow in this short video.
Stop the violence: Mayor Murray released a detailed plan for how to reduce Seattle gun violence this week in the wake of a serious rash of citywide shootings. Innovative and dramatic transit: Wanna know if there's a seat available upstairs on your double-decker bus? In London, you soon can. This week,...