Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Bike News Roundup: Ding dong the Viaduct is dead!

I have some pretty exciting personal news to announce, but I’m holding it until Monday. OMG, that’s so mean. Why would I do that? I’m building hype. It’s part of a very loud whisper campaign. Am I doing this right? … Continue reading

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December bike stuff to do: Family biking advocacy workshop, Basic Bike Network ride + more

Sure, it’s December and the winter solstice is just around the corner, but don’t let anyone tell you to put your bike in the garage until spring. Seattle is a year-round biking town, and there’s still so much biking to … Continue reading

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Bikes will be kicked off light rail downtown during early 2020 crush + 5¢ per hour bike lockers coming to more transit stations

Construction work to connect the existing light rail tracks to the new East Link tracks will require a very tough couple months in January, February and March 2020. Dubbed “Connect 2020,” train frequency will be dramatically reduced, and every passenger … Continue reading

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Other 49 states still seemingly uninterested in being more bike friendly than WA

After Washington won the top spot in the League of American Bicyclists’ bike friendly state list for a decade straight from 2008-17, the League took a different tactic in 2018, providing each state with a report card to show how … Continue reading

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Watch: Cranksgiving riders biked a literal metric tonne of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank

2,223 pounds. That’s 1.1 tons or 1 metric tonne. All by bike. All donated to the community. I already wrote about how amazing the 2019 Seattle Cranksgiving was over the weekend, but this number is so big that I felt … Continue reading

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Eyman writes sloppy garbage initiatives, but we also need to find a path to statewide carbon-reduction votes

When news broke this morning that the court had granted an injunction delaying the effects of I-976 pending a final ruling on the initiative, there was a clear sense of relief among transportation advocates. Without an injunction, transportation agencies across … Continue reading

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Council passes budget with vital South Seattle investments, leaves I-976 cuts for later if they lose in court — UPDATE: Injunction granted!

The City Council passed the 2020-21 budget Monday, including some vital investments in transportation safety and equity. The wins are big and worth celebrating, though they are also uncertain due to the looming threat of I-976. If the initiative makes … Continue reading

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Seattle’s 10th Cranksgiving smashes the attendance record + Photos UPDATE: More than 1 ton donated!

I thought it was a bit strange that the line for the two sign-up clipboards was so long. I had used the same forms for nine Cranksgivings before, and the line to sign in was never that long before. So … Continue reading

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Alert: Some UW Station bike racks will be replaced with lockers starting Monday, so careful where you lock up

Sound Transit is moving and replacing some bike racks near UW Station to install new on-demand secure bike lockers starting next week, so be extra careful about which racks you use. Look around for a “Rider Alert” sign before locking … Continue reading

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Regional trails get a new brand: The Leafline Trail Network

Puget Sound counties have selected one trail brand to rule them all: Leafline. The new name will describe “a network of over 400 miles of wide paved trails connecting communities throughout Snohomish, Kitsap, King and Pierce Counties,” according to King … Continue reading

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Why Elizabeth Warren decrying ‘traffic violence’ is what America needs

On World Day of Remembrance Sunday, Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted: Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I'm sending my love to the families and friends of … Continue reading

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I guess I need to take back some of the nice things I said about the Neighborhood Street Fund… UPDATED

UPDATE: Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for an update from SDOT. This specific Neighborhood Street Fund project is dead, but the department has not abandoned this intersection, a spokesperson said. Yesterday’s post was supposed to … Continue reading

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15 neighbor-led projects SDOT will build in the next couple years

When voters approved the 2015 Move Seattle Levy, they created a specific fund dedicated to building projects that came from neighbors. The process to get a project completed can be long and somewhat grueling for those to volunteer their time … Continue reading

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King County Parks receives permit for final stretch of E Lake Sammamish Trail

The East Lake Sammamish Trail is likely the second-most litigated stretch of trail around following the Ballard Missing Link. But the final stretch of the trail got one big step closer to construction as the City of Sammamish issued King … Continue reading

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6 out of 7 Council wins ain’t bad, but Scott’s narrow loss was a heartbreaker we could have won

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Seattle’s 10th Annual Cranksgiving is November 23

That’s right, this will be the tenth (!!!!) Cranksgiving Seattle Bike Blog has organized. I have had to do the math a bunch of times because I find it hard to believe, but it’s true. So this will be the … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Vancouver BC is removing their freeway viaducts, no tunnels included

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Do you need something to read while nervously waiting for the King County ballot drops this afternoon (4 p.m.) and evening (8 p.m.)? Well, Seattle Bike Blog has got you covered. First up! … Continue reading

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2019 Election: Transit in big trouble, lots of City Council votes left to count

I was at the Shaun Scott party last night, and the response to last night’s initial ballot drop summed up how I feel: Extremely uneasy. I-976 looks almost certain to pass, which is devastating. The final result will likely be … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 11/7-9: Burke-Gilman Trail crosswalk and entrance work in Kenmore

King County Parks crews will repaint crosswalks and removing bollards at a set of Kenmore-area trail entrances starting Thursday and lasting as long as Saturday. The trail will not be completely closed, but expect delays getting through worksites. Details from … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 11/7-9: Eastrail closed near Sound Transit construction

The Eastrail will be closed later this week near the under-construction Sound Transit light rail station in north Bellevue. The detour has folks leaving the trail near the South Kirkland Park and Ride and taking Northrup Way and 120th Ave … Continue reading

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