Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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.
Decongest NYC: New York City may pass decongestion pricing without state blessing. Renewing Access: With poor performance, King County Metro is looking to improve its Access service. Toronto: How smart should a city be? No impact: A study...
Seattle hopes to tackle the loss of tree canopy through new regulations, which is gradually falling according to recent data. In late August, a draft ordinance was released that takes a wide-ranging approach to protect and beef up the leafy canopy blanketing the city.
Not voter-approved: In Phoenix, the city council appears intent on stealing light rail money for road projects instead. Save the whales: The effort to remove dams from rivers grows as the orca population in Puget Sound suffers. Reject crony capitalism: Voters could end up voting on a proposal to decided whether...
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https://youtu.be/MQyxG4vTyZ8 In this video, Vox looks into the “changing” borders of Hong Kong, a megacity that forms a portion of China but is distinctly independent from China. Those lines appear to be beginning to blur however. What does that mean for the people...
Transit App users will find that the aptly named mobile navigation app has graduated to version 5.0. The milestone version is noticeably different from its predecessors. One of the chief changes is in the search functionality which is simpler, more intuitive, and faster than before. The app...
Soon Seattle will find out what alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions in Chinatown-International District and SoDo survive the alternatives process. In mid-September, Sound Transit will provide an update on them at a neighborhood forum and open house at Union Station. Other...
Unwillingness to perform: What does an anti-transit federal government look like? Joy of play returns: "Risky" playgrounds are making a comeback. Going green: Kroger is ending the use of plastic bags ($) at its stores in and around Seattle.
video
https://youtu.be/ccxVYborUcU On City Beautiful, Dave Amos takes a look at the benefits for free public transit and why it should be expanded to more transit networks in cities.