Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

As shared bikes and cars get more exclusive, it’s time to start thinking about what happens next

Lime bikes are blowing up. Literally. Exploding Lime Bike battery on UW campus … yikes! from r/Seattle This post is not about the couple of battery explosions reported in Seattle recently, but it’s hard to ignore that very visible (and … Continue reading

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Which NE 43rd St concept do you like best for U District Station access?

U District Station is going to change everything about the neighborhood when it begins operating in 2021, and the streets should reflect that. Located at Brooklyn Ave and NE 43rd Street, the main station entrance should be supported by streets … Continue reading

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An olive branch? Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, acknowledges delays

Seeing Queen Anne Greenways’ Mark Ostrow give Mayor Jenny Durkan a high five from his bicycle is the image that sticks in my head from Wednesday’s press event celebrating the opening of the 8th Ave bike lane downtown (Crosscut’s Josh … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 8/16-18: Big Burke-Gilman Trail detour planned through UW

UW will detour a significant stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail between Pend Oreille Rd and Rainier Vista this weekend for tree removal work. The detour will be in place starting 6 a.m. Friday morning and going through Sunday evening. Work … Continue reading

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Four years later, city settles with man terribly injured following streetcar track crash

Daniel Ahrendt was biking westbound on Jackson Street in May 2015 when he crossed the very wide five-way intersection with Rainier, Boren and 14th Avenues. A bus was stopped next to the curb, so he changed lanes to pass. That’s … Continue reading

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Get ready for a major Fairview Ave N detour later this year + A look at some of your options

If you bike along the east side of Lake Union into the city center, then you should get ready for a significant change to your bike route later this year. Work has already started to prepare for the Fairview Ave … Continue reading

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Council bills say major paving projects ‘shall’ build planned bike lanes, push for downtown and south end bike lanes + Support these bills Friday

Seattle already has a complete streets ordinance that says SDOT needs to consider the needs of all road users when making major road investments. The city also has a Bicycle Master Plan that notes where the highest-priority bike connections are. … Continue reading

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Parks levy with $166M for trails passes by wide margin, Council races take shape – UPDATED

With more than two thirds of King County voters supporting it as of the initial ballot drop, the King County Parks levy is passing by a very wide margin. This levy includes millions for major regional trail connections, including funds … Continue reading

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Primary votes due Tuesday + It’s not too late to register or get a replacement ballot

Hey, you! Early primary ballot return rates have been less than inspiring, so I know many of you reading this right now still have your ballot sitting on your kitchen table. Hey, that’s fine. My ballot is still here, too. … Continue reading

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Sunday: ‘Feast in the Street’ on Beacon Hill to support Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Eat food, listen to music and support the work of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Sunday, all in the middle of Beacon Hill’s Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Feast in the Street is a fundraiser for SNG that also “lets us re-imagine our … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Biking Seattle’s freeways

Wow, it’s been a very long time since I posted a Bike News Roundup. Oops. That means this one’s a doozy. First up, here’s a cool first-person view of the 2019 Emerald City Ride by bobco85: Pacific Northwest News

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TRU’s Wilson: Four steps ‘to spark Seattle’s transportation revolution’

Katie Wilson of the Transit Riders Union has penned a two–part op-ed for Crosscut, and of course they are both must-reads. Seattle’s climate emissions are increasing. And transportation is our biggest offender. We need a lot more people to drive … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 7 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As noted in our previous posts, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements this primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS Coalition’s transportation forums … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 6 candidate for biking and safe streets? – UPDATED

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As noted in our previous posts, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements this primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS Coalition’s transportation forums … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 5 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As noted in our previous posts, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements this primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS Coalition’s transportation forums … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 4 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As noted in our previous posts, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements this primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS Coalition’s transportation forums … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 3 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As noted in our previous posts, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements this primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS Coalition’s transportation forums … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 2 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 As I wrote in our District 1 post, Seattle Bike Blog is not doing official endorsements for the primary. Instead, I’ll be going district-by-district, posting videos from the MASS … Continue reading

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Who’s the best District 1 candidate for biking and safe streets?

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 I apologize to readers waiting for Seattle Bike Blog’s City Council endorsements, but I just plain did not have enough time this year to do Council primary endorsements justice. … Continue reading

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King County will celebrate the Eastside’s ‘Traily McTrailface’ July 20

Drum roll, please 🥁! Join us on July 20 at the Redmond Central Connector Park and be the first to see the Eastside Rail Corridor’s new name. To help us celebrate we will have live music, a bike rodeo for … Continue reading

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