Tuesday, 26 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.
Our meetup for Tuesday, 22 December, is cancelled due to the Christmas holiday. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, 30 December, instead. You'll find us at our regular time and place then. So we hope to see you next week at Roy Street Coffee & Tea. For details, please check out our...
https://vimeo.com/67658001 Paper City by Maciek Janicki on Vimeo. Just in time for the holidays, a beautiful video of a snowy, paper city.
On the docket: A 6-story, mixed-use building could be on the horizon for 23rd Ave and Union St, but it's still subject to Council approval in January. New blues: On Thursday, the Seattle Police Department debuted a whole new uniform, department logo and patch, vehicle design, and options for police...
Yesterday, the Sound Transit Board held their final meeting for 2014. There was a lot on the agenda in order to close out the year, including: an agreement with Amtrak to operate along Sound Transit-owned trackage in Pierce County, adoption of the 2015 Service Implementation Plan, and a presentation on improving...
The Puget Sound Regional Council, the regional authority charged with managing growth, published some interesting results on subsidized transportation from their Spring 2014 Regional Travel Study. The PSRC found that there is a massive imbalance between workers receiving subsidized parking and subsidized transit benefits. A bit more than half of all workers in...
Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) held a press conference on a new 12-year transportation policy for Washington State. His backdrop for the event was the recently-opened transit center on SR 520. During his press event, the Governor announced his plan for a $12.2 billion statewide multimodal transportation package. The vision for...
The Executive Director of Seattle Housing Authority, Andrew Lofton, sent a letter to the mayor today indicating that the proposed changes known as "Stepping Forward" would not be implemented in 2015. The letter indicated that SHA intends to further study the impacts of the proposal and work with the...
Community Transit is toying with the idea of a Paine Field-Mill Creek-Bothell BRT line dubbed as Swift II on the fifth anniversary of their highly successful Swift service. The agency projects that a BRT line along that alignment would generate 3,300 riders on opening day. The corridor would be composed of up to...