Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

About Tom Fucoloro

Founder and Editor of Seattle Bike Blog.

Packer: The public won’t build a new surface parking lot near Pike Place Market after all

Ryan Packer has some wonderful news: Seattle City Light will not build its planned surface parking lot at Western Ave and Blanchard Street after all. Word of the proposed parking lot, located within the Western Ave business strip that extends … Continue reading

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This bike lane detour is so simple, so why isn’t it the standard in Seattle?

While taking the kid to preschool this morning, we passed this crew working on a utility of some kind underneath the 2nd Ave bike lane at Pine St. The crew had lined up cones directing riders into a temporary bike … Continue reading

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Listen: Packer and Freemark discuss rising traffic deaths in the US

While other nations are reducing their traffic deaths and serious injuries, the US is heading in the wrong direction. KUOW’s Soundside asked Seattle’s Ryan Packer and DC’s Yonah Freemark why the US is exceptional. Listen to the 20-minute story. An … Continue reading

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Sunday Theater: Danny MacAskill rides around San Francisco (Open Thread)

Every new Danny MacAskill video is a burst of joy and wonder. He and his film team have been creating love letters to Scottish industrial ruins and natural beauty for years, so it was really fun to see them visit … Continue reading

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Sound Transit seeks feedback on South Tacoma Station biking and walking access improvements

You have until December 5 to complete Sound Transit’s online survey about potential walking and biking improvements near South Tacoma Station. More details from Sound Transit: In 2021, we assessed current conditions for walking, rolling, bicycling, and taking transit to … Continue reading

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Cascade announces 2023 events, including long-awaited returns of RSVP and the Emerald City Ride

Cascade Bicycle Club this week released its first full-strength events schedule since 2019. The 2023 season will see the return of two major rides that have been sadly missing in recent years: The Emerald City Ride and the Ride Seattle … Continue reading

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I’m glad this Green Lake pool mural is no longer illegal

I thought I had seen all Seattle’s bike-themed public art, but I had never been inside the Evan’s Pool in Green Lake Park before this week. While my kid took a swim lesson, I found myself looking at this large … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Olive Way crosswalk showed ‘how needlessly difficult it is to build safer streets’

There you go SDOT, something more in line with your policy pic.twitter.com/PBZibVAofZ — Hamza (@hummusqueso) November 20, 2022 The crosswalk at Harvard and Olive Way is gone, but it left an impression on more than just the roadway itself. The … Continue reading

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It’s officially the season for hauling Xmas trees by bike

My wonderful spouse Kelli hauled both a tree and a kid home. I definitely want to see your Seattle tree-by-bike photos. Tag them #SEAbikes if you post photos on social media. Or email them to me and I’ll add them … Continue reading

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Take this new Beacon Hill bike lane survey + Upcoming pop-up feedback sessions

SDOT has released a new online survey to gather feedback on the proposed Beacon Hill bike lane options. So take a few minutes to complete it now (check the project page for non-English versions). The department is also hosting a … Continue reading

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Cycle Dogs needs support after troubled move to brick and mortar shop

When I think of Cycle Dogs, I think of sitting in the backyard of Peddler Brewing eating a creative and delicious vegan dog. What started as a hot dog cart in a bike trailer (we wrote about the initial Cycle … Continue reading

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Bike League: Inside Seattle’s community movement for slower streets

The League of American Bicyclists interviewed two wonderful friends of the blog for a story about how safe streets advocates won slower speed limits in Seattle. Brie Gyncild, who you may remember from this Pike Street bike lanes video, and … Continue reading

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How to prepare for biking during the first big freeze of the season

Obvious challenges aside, biking in freezing weather can be a lot of fun. It’s also an excellent cure for cabin fever. Today’s flurries mostly failed to stick to roadways and paths, and people in Seattle have reported clear routes during … Continue reading

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Alert 11/28-1/27: Interurban Trail closed in Algona/Pacific

A section of the Interurban Trail near the Algona/Pacific border will be closed for repairs now until January 27. There is no official detour or temporary trail. Frontage Road is probable the most obvious alternative, though Josh Putnam noted some … Continue reading

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Boeing workers use cargo bikes to get around their massive facilities

Saw this making the rounds and had to share it with you all: Boeing workers have long relied on bicycles to move around their enormous facilities, and they started switching to cargo trikes back in 2015.

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South Seattle bike lane improvements added as budget goes to final vote

Though many of the Seattle City Council’s more ambitious budget goals were shelved following a grim revenue forecast, the nearly-complete 2023-24 budget retains the Vision Zero and Missing Link redesign funds that Mayor Bruce Harrell initially proposed and sets aside … Continue reading

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180 riders hauled an astounding 3,308 pounds of donations during Cranksgiving 2022

Timelapse from Saturday's #cranksgivingSEA pic.twitter.com/BvibRuI9K2 — Gary A. Fujioka, Sr. (@garyfujiokasr) November 21, 2022 Seattle’s 13th Annual Cranksgiving was one for the record books. The food drive bike ride’s 199 participants (180 riders and 19 volunteers) bought and hauled 3,308 … Continue reading

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Remembering the victims of traffic violence across our region – UPDATED

People held a series of actions and press conferences across the Puget Sound region to remember the victims of traffic violence and call for action to prevent more of them. A Rainier Valley Greenways action at Seattle City Hall set … Continue reading

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To learn how to respond to community-created crosswalks, SDOT should look to their own past

In the dead of night in early April 2013, one First Hill resident dragged $350 worth of reflective plastic posts down the hill and glued them on top of the brand new bike lane line SDOT had painted on Cherry … Continue reading

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45th Street bridge money should either require bike lanes or go to sidewalks and south end safety instead

Amid all the tough cuts to the proposed 2023-24 budget, including $4 million over two year from the sidewalk safety repair budget, one curious project is getting funding: A railing and some lighting on the NE 45th Street bridge over … Continue reading

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