Sunday, 31 May, 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.
The Metropolitan King County Council and Seattle City Council jointly approved a bus service contract yesterday to deploy 223,000 service hours in the city of Seattle. Service increases go into effect June of this year for the first round with a second in September. Deleted routes like the 47...
Last month, we reported on the closure of a western chunk of the Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT) near the University of Washington. At the time, Seattle City Light was conducting utility work near their substation below Interstate 5. The detours were challenging for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists along this portion...
Seattle could soon be seeing another tree-like tower dot the skyline. Skanska USA, a large national development firm, has partnered up with the architects of Pickard Chilton to build a new 34-story skyscraper and podium structure in Downtown Seattle's West End. Called 2&U, the project will sit on three prominent corners between the...
http://youtu.be/7rmk9X0ZYto Seattle Building Permits Visualization by data.seattle.gov on YouTube. A short visualization of building permits in Seattle since 2006. This is astounding!
Trying to kneecap Sound Transit: Senate Republicans come up with a purported "bipartisan" statewide transportation plan that would give new funding authority for Sound Transit 3, but severely limiting taxing options and project scale. Meanwhile, the transportation plan would focus almost exclusively on new highways. Should the plan pass in its...
On the backdrop of Lake City Way yesterday afternoon, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray met with dozens of supporters and advocates to unveil his citywide plan to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. The Mayor was joined by Scott Kubly, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation,...
Seattle is poised to add more than 200,000 service hours to city bus routes in two rounds of service change, June and September, thanks to the recent passing of Proposition 1. But before that can happen, the City of Seattle--wearing the hat of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District--and King...
As we reported late last year, Community Transit proposed using 27,000 new service hours for the restoration of Sunday and Holiday service, and increasing span of service and frequency on weekday routes. Last Friday, the Community Transit Board of Directors approved most of the proposed changes. But one element of...