Stephen Fesler

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlKkoBJj8_Q See the potential changes on the way for Colman Dock in this video about the Environmental Assessment.
Postmortem: The buses will beginning getting the axe in September, Metro has an organized service reduction plan to achieve the necessary cuts over a one-year period. People are mad, but it ain't the first time at this rodeo. Tons of voting data is becoming available if you want to explore...
Color Theming: Red = Developable, Green = In Design/Planning, Blue = Under Construction, and Yellow = Completed It's been only three months since I first wrote about A Rapidly Changing Seattle. In that article, I highlighted the amazing amount of development taking place in Seattle and the city's capacity for...
Tonight we'll be meeting up at the Roy Street Coffee & Tea on Capitol Hill from 6pm-9pm. Feel free to drop in at any point. We'll be talking urbanism, city issues, and ways in which you can get involved with our organization. The evening also is special because of the Prop 1...
It's not too late to turn in your ballot—tomorrow is Election Day! Ballots must be postmarked by the 22nd, so be sure to get yours to the Post Office or a collection box. And, don't forget to remind your friends, loved ones, and fellow transit riders to vote YES. Begging is a totally...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPOJeh-xloQ Vote Yes on King County Metro by the Downtown Seattle Association on YouTube. It's cheesy and totally impractical, but it gets the point across. Two days to election day!
Yesterday, Sound Transit released a video simulation of the preferred alternative alignment of North Link. The alignment simulated runs from Northgate to Lynnwood. In sum, the preferred alternative would consist of: Track running west I-5 on the segment north of the Mountalke Terrace Station; An option to locate a station at...
Change is a coming: Community Transit is looking to add new services throughout Snohomish County in September. While Route 110 (Edmonds to Mountlake Terrace) will get the axe, significant restorations and efficiencies will be made. Feel free to comment on the changes. Creepy open data: Access to open data is...