Wednesday, 19 June, 2019

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.
The Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan, with Mount Fuji in the background. The Tokaido Shinkansen was the world's first high-speed rail line. (Wikipedia / tansaisuketti)
On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature concluded the 2019 legislative session. Many progressive environmental, transportation, land use, and housing bills managed to win approval and will become law. In our first installment to cover the legislative session wrap up, we provided an overview of key transportation bills...
On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature concluded the 2019 legislative session. Many progressive environmental, transportation, land use, and housing bills managed to win approval and will become law. In this first piece, we provide an overview of key transportation bills that passed and did not pass this...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation to require to much of new development in the city to provide electric vehicle-ready (EV) equipment. The city council passed a modified version of the legislation, which would require a report by June 1, 2022 to evaluate program implementation...
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https://youtu.be/s6EXykhBnBk In this video, Dave Amos of City Beautiful looks into the thorny politics and issues of school choice, racial and social inequality, segregation, social pressure and amorphous quality ratings, and attendance boundaries.
Withdrawn but not out: Mayor Jenny Durkan had her pick to lead the Human Services Department withdraw from further consideration. Areaways: Due to risk of collapse, Seattle's transportation department will impose restrictions of heavier vehicles along First Avenue in Pioneer Square ($) as well...
Sound Transit recently released a report on project refinements for bus rapid transit (BRT) on I-405, planned for first operation in 2024. The corridor will feature two independent BRT lines, which will meet in Bellevue; the lines will separately run from terminals in Lynnwood and Burien to...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved several significant pieces of legislation and welcomed a new temporary member to the body. Council adopted a library levy renewal plans and an action plan for North Delridge community in addition to adjustments to the vacant buildings monitoring program, an...
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https://youtu.be/y8hu79Ktcqo In this video, Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out discusses the West Seattle Tunnel debate to reach Alaska Junction with light rail. It includes a panel discussion of Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Willard Brown who was on Stakeholders Advisory Group, and Kieth Kyle of...