Sunday, 23 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.
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https://youtu.be/Rsend-1FbaM Bloomberg News asks if Americans are ready to love passenger rail again. The story is heavily focused on Brightline in Florida and Amtrak’s recent reinvestment in the East Coast.
Contemporary development in Downtown Kirkland.
Water rights: According to Crosscut, state legislators want to protect water rights in Washington from Wall Street speculation. Ban Hummers: Streetsblog did a third-part series on why the electric Hummer is an awful idea (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
SDOT crews working on Montlake Boulevard. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
Washington Democrats have dueling transportation funding bills pending in the upper and lower houses that would raise or protect transportation revenue. On Wednesday, Senator Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) filed a bill that would allow local jurisdictions to continue charging some car tab fees for local...
Sea-Tac International Airport broke the 50 million passenger mark last year for the first time. A total of 51,829,239 passengers passed through the airport in 2019, a year-over-year increase of 3.97%. This continues the streak of annual passenger growth the airport has had since 2009. In 2018,...
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https://vimeo.com/379854529 Officials from Ghent talk about how their circulation plan helped transform the city to a higher walking and biking mode share in a very quick, affordable manner while removing cars from city streets.
A pedestrian street in Macau.
Disconnected: According to a new study, streets across the globe are becoming less connected. Curbing sprawl: An Arizona bill would block rural-to-urban water rights transfers from the Colorado river. Bike 520: Seattle Bike Blog takes a dive into what the extended...
Metro's new 60-foot articulated battery-electric bus. (King County)
On Thursday, King County officials announced that new battery-electric buses would be hitting the streets late next year. The county is purchasing a total of 120 new battery-electric coaches from New Flyer, a Canadian-based manufacturer, to replace and expand the King County Metro fleet. The agreement will...
A new policy framework is flying under the radar that could remake how King County Metro delivers service and capital investments. Metro began developing the new Mobility Framework in spring 2019 aiming to guide equitable and sustainable updates to key agency policy documents. These change will ultimately...