Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Seattle wants your ‘big ideas’ for downtown streets and public spaces (again), open house Thursday

The Center City Mobility Plan One Center City Imagine Downtown Imagine Greater Downtown inter-agency partnership is hosting an open house Thursday (tomorrow!) to gather your “big ideas for great public places and lively streets in the heart of Seattle.” I … Continue reading

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Community leads effort to build bike lanes on Pike/Pine, groups host workshop Oct 25

A coalition of community groups on Capitol Hill is hosting a design workshop October 25 to help craft a vision for the protected bike lanes on Pike and/or Pine Streets that were funded through the convention center expansion community benefits … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Let’s organize bike trains ahead of the ‘period of maximum constraint’

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s some stuff going around the ol’ World Wide Web that caught our eye. First up, as Seattle heads into the so-called “period of maximum constraint” downtown (the years after buses are kicked … Continue reading

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Citing bike share and bike lane innovation, Bicycling Magazine names Seattle the #1 bike city in the U.S.

Bicycling Magazine has named Seattle the “best bike city in America.” Seattle typically places fairly high on the magazine’s list, which is based on editorial judgment and comes out every two years. But Seattle has not been picked as the … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Open house for stunning Eastside Trail Wilburton segment

King County Parks will show off the latest plans for what could easily become one of the most stunning segments of trail in the region: The Eastside Trail through Wilburton. The open house is 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at … Continue reading

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More than 3,000 Lime users contact city asking for scooter share

Lime launched a digital campaign Wednesday to encourage its users to contact Seattle city leaders and ask them to allow scooter share. In just one day, the company says more than 3,000 people have done so. Before ofo and Spin … Continue reading

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Bainbridge Island hosts its first Open Streets Festival Saturday

While Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan tries to end her city’s open streets events, Bainbridge Island is getting ready to host its first ever Open Streets Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The City of Bainbridge Island, with leadership … Continue reading

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Friday: SNG hosts evening presentation about Dutch cycling culture

“… but Seattle isn’t Amsterdam.” You’ve probably heard this argument at some point as an excuse for why your town shouldn’t even try to build quality bike infrastructure. But half a century ago, death in traffic was rampant in the … Continue reading

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Take Bellevue’s survey about the 108th Ave NE bike lanes

Bellevue wants to know what you think of their demonstration bike lanes on 108th Ave NE, so take their online survey and let them know. The city opened the new bike lanes this summer as a practical test of the … Continue reading

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Latest Census survey shows decline in Seattle bike commuting, especially by women

The latest Census survey does not look great for bike commuting, at least as the primary mode that people use to get to work on an everyday basis. The data is especially harsh for women biking to work, a count … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan’s budget boosts curb cuts, but eliminates open streets and pavement-to-parks

Streets are not just for transportation, they are also places where city life happens. But Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed budget apparently doesn’t see them that way, because it eliminates the city’s modest open streets and pavement-to-parks budgets. But the budget … Continue reading

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Dr. Adonia Lugo returns to Seattle Saturday to discuss her book Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

Dr. Adonia Lugo is returning to Seattle Saturday to talk about her book Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance. Lugo lived in Seattle for a spell a few years back while working on her anthropology dissertation on bicycle culture. Before that, … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Day 2018 is Friday! Here’s a map of the 62 pop-up mini parks on a street near you

Park(ing) Day is one of my favorite holidays. For one day, people imagine better ways we could use just a tiny percentage of all the precious city space typically reserved for storing cars. The idea started in 2005 in San … Continue reading

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Confidential mediation is no way to govern public decisions like 35th Ave NE bike lanes – UPDATED

SDOT and Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Office (UPDATE 9/20: and Councilmember Rob Johnson’s Office) has convened a confidential mediation session between a handful of people who support and oppose bike lanes at part of the city’s under-construction 35th Ave NE repaving … Continue reading

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After further study, SDOT finds that Eastlake Ave still needs bike lanes

I thought we had already established this a few years ago during public outreach for Roosevelt RapidRide, but SDOT has tried again to find an alternative to building bike lanes on Eastlake Ave. And, just like before, the results are … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: The bike lane is always greener…

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some stuff floating around the web that caught my eye. First up, one of the only ways to get me to post a promotional video is to include lots … Continue reading

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KOMO: Sabotaged bike share brakes may have caused teen to crash

An 18-year-old who was hospitalized this week after a crash near the University Bridge may be the first victim of a bike share vandal who cut the brake lines on his Lime e-bike. The teen is in stable condition, reports … Continue reading

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Cascade launches campaign to promote city-wide bike network

Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan identifies 474 miles of new or upgraded bike routes to be constructed by 2034. But Cascade Bicycle Club launched a campaign this week called Connect Seattle to encourage the city to follow through on a handful … Continue reading

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The Eastside Rail Trail grows: Celebrate Renton-to-Bellevue Saturday + A look at Kirkland-to-Spring District

King County will celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Eastside Rail Trail in Renton Saturday. The four-mile segment connects Gene Coulon Park to Newcastle Beach Park. Details from King County: Dear Friend of the ERC, Join King … Continue reading

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UW Police are piloting bike valet and registration service at UW Station

The UW Police Department is trialing the idea of a free bike valet service at UW Station this week in an attempt to help fight bike theft and get more bikes registered on the free bicycle database Bike Index. You … Continue reading

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