Friday, 28 February, 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.
A compelling case: Cary Moon lays out a reasonable path forward to end Seattle's version of the Big Dig before it destroys the city and costs lives. Dominic Holden previously wrote about how the Viaduct replacement project could wrong. And here's a blast from the past: McGinn and Gregoire...
Last week was a deadly week for pedestrians in the Puget Sound. A 77-year-old woman from Seattle died in the early hours of Monday morning while crossing a Bellevue street. She was hit by two drivers. Then on Thursday night, Linda Kulich, a 56-year-old woman from Bothell, also died crossing a...
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has an initiative to establish policies and goals for housing affordability and livability within the city. The Mayor's initiative is an opportunity to look at a wide set of issues surrounding these values like open space, the services that residents except, development types, and housing...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIqqmtpidOU Johnny T's Subway Tips by Glove and Boots on YouTube. Hilariously good tips about how to ride transit right, especially if taking the subway in NYC. Johnny T has some excellent gems in this video. Happy Sunday!
Biking in Bellevue: Bellevue is planning to build out more trail along SR-520 and is reviewing options for bike lanes on 116th Avenue NE. Hail to the Chief: Paulo Nunes-Ueno has been named as the new head of the Seattle Department of Transportation's newly formed Transit Division. Nunes-Ueno is a...
  Last week, yours truly was in New York City. Streetscapes like the one in the tweet below were very typical whether in Manhattan, the Bronx, or Brooklyn. And you know what? They worked. They were visually interesting spaces even if somewhat abrupt and unexpected. Buffy Sparks's tweet however gets at...
Travel options just got better for users of The Transit App. On Monday, the app service was updated to integrate Uber, a ridesharing service, natively into the user interface. The Transit App supports Uber in 47 North American cities with more markets likely to come online as both The...
Watch out travel junkies: Venice is out to fine those two-wheeled bags from tourists because area residents are tired of hearing the rattling noise from them. But at least Norway is giving out some sweet passports to their citizens. Delivering safety: Smaller delivery vans could go a long way to...