Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Man charged with killing father biking in Northgate had also killed woman walking in Marysville

Derek Blaylock was biking home from the bus stop on his way back from work when Kevin Brewer, 51, allegedly struck him with his pick-up truck and drove away from the scene. Blaylock died within an hour. He was 50 … Continue reading

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Bike share ridership is booming + Spin launches better bike, Forbes says LimeBike valued at $200M

Free-floating bike share is working in Seattle. Or at least it sure appears that way according to the city’s first analysis of anonymized private bike share data. In just two months, people have already taken 120,000 trips on the bikes. … Continue reading

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Seattle startup crowdfunding bike-focused vending machines

Seattle Bike Blog loves all our city’s local bike shops. But they all have one problem in common: They aren’t open 24/7. And of course they aren’t. But what if you need a new tube for your morning commute? Or … Continue reading

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New downtown vision includes 4th Ave bike lanes, new transit pathway on 6th Ave

After months of talks, agency leaders have a near-term plan for downtown streets that both builds a two-way protected bike lane on 4th Ave and creates a transit pathway to keep buses moving once they are kicked out of the … Continue reading

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Friday is Park(ing) Day + Map of your local one-day mini parks – UPDATED

UPDATE: You can follow my adventures to parks around town below. Park(ing) Day 2017 is tomorrow (Friday). For one day, neighborhoods across the city will have new mini parks, constructed and activated by neighbors. It’s a day dedicated to new … Continue reading

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2nd Ave bike lane extension will open southbound in early October, northbound a couple weeks later – UPDATED

The 2nd Ave bike lane will reach Denny Way next month. Work on the street has been ongoing for quite a while as the city prepared it for bike lanes and other improvements for all modes, such as badly needed … Continue reading

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31 bikes stolen from Tacoma Major Taylor Project school + How you can help

A thief (or thieves) broke into Tacoma’s iDEA High School Sunday and stole more than 30 bikes belonging to the school’s chapter of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project. The bikes were mostly quality road and mountain bikes, so the … Continue reading

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Bellevue considers bike share permits, take their survey today

With thousands of bikes already in operation in Seattle and construction on a second cross-lake bike trail wrapping up in just a couple months, the City of Bellevue is considering its own permits to allow private bike share companies to … Continue reading

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City extends 9th Ave protected bike lanes + How can the city fix the Mercer crossing?

We are two blocks closer to a complete connection between downtown and the Westlake Bikeway. SDOT installed Phase II of their three-phase rollout of protected bike lanes on 9th Ave N in South Lake Union this week. The bike lanes … Continue reading

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Don’t expect a bike share surge as caps rise to 2K + Seattle bike share makes international news

See our Seattle Bike Share Guide for an updated FAQ about bike share in Seattle as well as links to download active companies’ apps and a guide to properly parking your bike share bike. The bike share cap has increased … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s study: School bike trains increase physical activity (of course)

Organizing a bike train to school is an effective way to significantly increase the amount of daily physical activity every child needs to be healthy, a study out of Seattle Children’s found. OK, I know that sounds like a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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I’m moving by bike Sunday, and you’re invited

Moving by bike is one of my favorite things to do. It turns a stressful day of trying to cramp stuff into a car or strapping things to the roof into a fun day of riding bikes around town with … Continue reading

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Missing the forest for the bicycle helmets

This week, the authors of a disputed study promoting bicycle helmet laws with bike share systems penned an op-ed for Crosscut arguing that Seattle’s bike share companies should be forced to provide helmets with their bikes. Aside from the ick … Continue reading

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Last day to tell SDOT Rainer Ave needs bike lanes

Rainier Ave needs bike lanes. There’s just no way around it. It’s the flattest and most direct way between Rainier Valley’s biggest business districts and downtown. The neighborhood cannot be truly accessible by bike without Rainier Ave bike lanes. Today … Continue reading

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Protected bike lanes coming to Pike/Pine a big improvement, but fall just short

Pike and Pine Streets downtown are among the biggest missing bike connections downtown, and the city wants to take action to make them safer and more comfortable by the end of the year. Like with 2nd Ave in 2014, SDOT … Continue reading

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The 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice recipient projects

From the very start, the city’s revamped neighborhood parks and street funding process was a victim of its own success. Early outreach generated around 900 projects ideas from community members. This was a huge increase in participation compared to the … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Star Wars Critical Mass, Urban Ag Tour, bike parades + more!

It goes without saying that you should probably spend your whole weekend on a bike. And hey, now that there are thousands of $1 bikes all over the city, you can’t use your bike’s flat tire as an excuse. Here’s … Continue reading

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ofo launches in Seattle, but their goal is ‘unlocking every corner of the world’

In story after story about ofo, writers trained to capitalize company names write “Ofo.” But there’s a reason to type the name in all lowercase letters: The typography looks a bit like someone riding a bike. ofo This is part … Continue reading

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Spin/LimeBike announce access for people without smart phones or credit cards + Spin offers 50¢ rides for ORCA Lift holders

Spin and LimeBike have both announced new ways for people without smart phones, data plans or a credit/debit card to access their bike share services. People will soon be able to buy pre-paid Spin Access cards at Bike Works in … Continue reading

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City of Sammamish, stop fighting King County over four trail stop signs

The City of Sammamish and King County are fighting in court over four proposed stop signs on two very low-traffic streets serving a handful of wealthy lakefront homes, and that fight is further delaying construction on the E Lake Sammamish … Continue reading

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