Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Rainier Ave safety project worked even better than planned, city will extend it south

A 2015 safe streets redesign on Rainier Ave is working even better than expected by nearly every measure. Just by repainting the lines on the major street, the city’s Vision Zero team was able to dramatically reduce the number of … Continue reading

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NE 65th Street will get autumn quick fixes, bigger remake in 2018-19

After years of community urging and protest, Seattle is about to kick off a road safety project on NE 65th Street to address the street’s serious ongoing safety problems. People walking, biking and inside cars all continue to get seriously … Continue reading

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The 45th Chilly Hilly is Sunday on Bainbridge

Cascade Bicycle Club’s major event season kicks off Sunday with the 45th annual Chilly Hilly. Thousands of people will meet up at Colman Dock to catch the ferry to Bainbridge. Numbers swell when weather is sunny and warm, but that’s … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: NCDOT accidentally made the scariest short horror film of 2016

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! As always, this is an open thread. Discuss anything localish and bikeish in the comments below. First up, the most terrifying short horror film of 2016 was released in October by the North … Continue reading

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How One Center City can finally build the vital Pike/Pine bike connection

Pike/Pine is one of the most needed and promising connections in the entire Seattle bike network. And the multi-agency One Center City partnership is looking to make major near-term changes along the corridor between Pike Place Market and Broadway that … Continue reading

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King County Council approves the Eastside Trail Master Plan 9-0

The King County Council approved a master plan for a trail along the Eastside Rail Corridor Monday by a unanimous vote of 9–0. The vote is a key step towards creating the region’s most significant new trail since the Burke-Gilman … Continue reading

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Alert 2/17-22: Temporary Sounder shuttles will have limited or no bike capacity south of Puyallup

A lot of people in south King County and Pierce County have discovered the commuting magic of bringing your bike on Sound Transit’s Sounder trains. Bike to the station, easily carry bikes onto the train, enjoy a traffic-free ride to … Continue reading

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Opinion on Missing Link route coalesces even further + send City Hall a Valentine to say: Build it!

“Roses are red, violets are blue. Complete the Missing Link, it’s long overdue.” That’s the text on the adorable valentines Cascade Bicycle Club is urging supporters of the Burke-Gilman Trail to send to city leaders. It is much more friendly … Continue reading

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2017 Seattle Bike Swap is Sunday, now hosted in Magnuson Park

After many years at Seattle Center, Cascade Bicycle Club is moving its annual Seattle Bike Swap to Magnuson Park near the club’s headquarters. Vendors from all over the region bring stuff for all kinds of bikes, from locally-made to imports … Continue reading

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Only 5% of new downtown Seattle commute trips are made by driving alone, but biking is flat

Downtown Seattle has added 45,000 jobs since 2010. During the same time, only 2,255 new drive-alone trips have been added to downtown streets, according to a new Commute Seattle survey. The other 95 percent of commute trips were absorbed by … Continue reading

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Barb Chamberlain will head WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division

One year after leading Washington Bikes through a merger with Cascade Bicycle Club, Barb Chamberlain is leaving the organization to become the first ever Director of WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division. As head of the division, Chamberlain will be tasked … Continue reading

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SDOT installs truck safety sideguards + What would it take to get them on every truck?

Seattle’s Department of Transportation is retrofitting all department trucks to include sideguards designed to reduce harm to people walking and biking in the case of a collision. One of the biggest dangers for people around large trucks is not the … Continue reading

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Seattle should divest from Dakota Access Pipeline, and we also shouldn’t buy the oil they’re trying to pump

The City Council is set to vote Monday to end its banking business with Wells Fargo as a political act in response to the bank’s funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This action is in solidarity with Native American communities … Continue reading

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With cargo bike full of tamales, Andres Salomon announces run for Seattle Mayor

Andres Salomon was born in Ecuador and moved to the United States when he was three. His wife Anna moved to the U.S. as a refugee when she was five. They met at MIT and named their son Atom (which … Continue reading

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‘Our crumbling streets can be rebuilt later, our humanity cannot’

As advocates for safe streets, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has spent a lot of its efforts lobbying, campaigning and building support for infrastructure investments. So with lots of local transportation funding at risk if the Trump administration succeeds in its threat … Continue reading

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The One Center City plan includes some bold ideas, but fails to prioritize safety

The One Center City partnership released a set of “near-term strategies” for a major redesign of downtown streets Thursday that would increase bus capacity, could increase car capacity, and neither commits to building a connected network of safe bike lanes … Continue reading

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CM O’Brien urges the Mayor, SDOT to make a choice on the Missing Link

Councilmember Mike O’Brien joined neighbors and representatives from nearby businesses Friday to urge SDOT and Mayor Ed Murray to make a decision about their preferred option for the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link in Ballard. “I believe if the city prioritized … Continue reading

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CM Johnson calls on SDOT, Mayor to have plan to fix 65th ready by Feb 14

As neighbors once again fired up the well-worn #Fix65th hashtag after yet another person was injured on that street, Councilmember Rob Johnson and Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan to expedite an already-budgeted effort to improve safety on NE 65th … Continue reading

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O’Brien will join Ballard Missing Link happy hour Friday

The city has not yet released its preferred alternative for the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link, but the choice is obvious. Like, really, really, really obvious. However, just in case the city somehow hasn’t already received that message loud and clear, … Continue reading

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Take a minute right now to support the E Lake Sammamish Trail permit

It has taken an enormous amount of advocacy pressure over many, many years to get to this point: The final section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is finally applying for the permits needed to become reality. But this is … Continue reading

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