Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Bike to these inauguration events and protests

Well, it’s official. Donald Trump is President. Now what are you going to do about it? I’m not here to tell you the best way to get engaged and take action, but there’s a good chance your bicycle is the … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts 1/19-20: Ship Canal Trail detoured near SPU, Burke-Gilman detoured at NE 125th for landslide work

There are two small trail detours to be ready for today and tomorrow. Neither should be a huge hassle, but it’s always wise to give yourself a little extra time when there is trail work just in case. 1/19-20: Ship … Continue reading

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WA distracted driving law is written for flip phones, bipartisan bill would give it a vital update

Distracted driving is a rising cause of deaths and injuries in Washington State and across the world. But despite being one of the first states to ban texting while driving, Washington has failed to keep up with changing mobile use. … Continue reading

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Dad from Philippines critically injured in collision at MLK/Graham + How you can help – UPDATED

UPDATE 1/22: Family reports on his GoFundMe page that Ronacin died Saturday evening after more than a week in Intensive Care: Today has been by far the most hardest day for us. Ronacin passed away this evening at 7:50 pm … Continue reading

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Mayor Murray cancels bike share expansion, will shut down Pronto March 31

Mayor Ed Murray has scrapped his bike share expansion plan, ending the city’s efforts to create a new public e-assist bike system to replace the doomed Pronto system set to shut down March 31. This officially ends a frustrating era … Continue reading

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How the Affordable Care Act helped me to start this independent news site

With Republicans in D.C. going through the steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I need to take a second away from bike news to talk about how the ACA is a major factor in the fact that Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Year-long County wastewater project could create some Elliott Bay Trail delays

King County is beginning work this week on a delayed waterwater regulator project in Myrtle Edwards Park that could disrupt the Elliott Bay Trail. The project worksite entrance is at the south entrance to the trail near the Sculpture Garden, … Continue reading

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Cascade still putting together Director search, announces 2017 ride schedule

Cascade Bicycle Club starts 2017 without an Executive Director, but it still has a bold events lineup that includes the return of the Emerald City Bike Ride. Though the date and route details are still TBD, last year’s Emerald City … Continue reading

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Don’t stop the Broadway streetcar and bikeway now

Today, the First Hill Streetcar and Broadway Bikeway end unceremoniously at Denny Way just before reaching the North Broadway business district. People biking are forced to choose between merging into mixed traffic on the busy commercial street, trying to navigate … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: The first cargo bike ride at the top of the Space Needle?

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a collection of some stuff floating around the web recently. You may find some good stuff here that fell through the cracks during the holidays. First up, The Pedal-Powered Talk Show visited … Continue reading

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Memorial for Nellie Yelli Saturday + Treza Hafzalla charged with Vehicular Homicide, Hit & Run

Friends, family and neighbors will gather tomorrow (Saturday) morning to remember Nellie Yelli, 62, who was killed Sunday while walking in a Green Lake crosswalk. The memorial, organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, begins 11 a.m. at 82nd and Wallingford Ave … Continue reading

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2016 was the year of bike plan delays, will 2017 be any better?

The biggest story for biking in Seattle in 2016 can be summed up in one terrible word: Delayed. After riding an incredible safe streets funding high for a few months following the November 2015 passage of the Move Seattle transportation … Continue reading

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$3.6M paving project must make 25th Ave NE safer, improve access to U Village

25th Ave NE is a wide, unfriendly street separating the U Village shopping center from bus stops and its neighbors in the Ravenna/U District area. Nearby residents have among the lowest car ownership rates in the whole city, yet 25th … Continue reading

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Woman walking in Green Lake crosswalk killed in hit and run, suspect returned and was arrested – UPDATED

A woman driving near Bishop Blanchet High School in Green Lake struck and killed a woman walking Sunday evening. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. UPDATE: Rest in peace, Nellie Yelli. Our condolences to her friends and family. … Continue reading

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Convention Center expansion should help build major bike network crossroads

Much of the talk about public benefits from the planned Washington State Convention Center expansion has been focused on the very exciting idea of building a lid over more of I-5 connecting downtown to Capitol Hill and First Hill. The … Continue reading

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Juries side with two people severely injured while biking in Seattle

Juries in two separate cases that concluded in recent weeks awarded large sums to people injured while biking in Seattle. Thyce Colyn, 51, was awarded $38 million after a jury found Standard Parking fully liable for a 2012 collision near … Continue reading

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Construction begins on penultimate segment of the E Lake Sammamish Trail

King County has started construction to pave 1.3 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, bringing the key walking and biking link between Redmond and Issaquah that much closer to completion. The trail, funded by a combination of Federal, state … Continue reading

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As tacks return, Westlake bikeway named nation’s ‘best new bike lane’ for 2016

The Green Lane Project has named the Westlake Bikeway “the country’s best new bike lane of 2016.” An arm of the national bike advocacy organization People for Bikes, the Green Lane Project helps and encourages cities to build bold bike … Continue reading

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Times: King County’s adult helmet law could hold back Seattle’s new bike share system

The debate about bike share in Seattle is contentious enough without bringing up one of the most divisive bike-related issues out there: Adult helmet laws. Though I understand that it may seem counter-intuitive at first, best practices from the the … Continue reading

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After six years documenting bike culture, Cohen ends The Bicycle Story

For the past six years, Seattle’s Josh Cohen has been documenting bicycle culture and inspiring people powering cycling movements on his excellent blog and podcast series The Bicycle Story. So when Cohen announced this week that he is putting The … Continue reading

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