Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Cranksgiving 2020 is now rolling. You have until Saturday to complete the scavenger hunt

It’s on. Seattle’s 11th Annual Cranksgiving community-supporting bike adventure is rolling all week. Find your online scavenger hunt manifest here. You have until 3 p.m. Saturday to complete as many of the tasks as possible. You are then invited to … Continue reading

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Seattle’s 11th Cranksgiving is happening all Thanksgiving week. Check-in starts Monday

Seattle’s 11th Cranksgiving is going to be very different than the previous 10, but the goal is as important as ever. You will have multiple days Thanksgiving week to complete a scavenger hunt by bike that is more creative than … Continue reading

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Thursday: Join Seattle Neighborhood Greenways’ Streets For People celebration and fundraiser

Our city is very lucky to have Seattle Neighborhood Greenways working to promote equitable, safe and fun streets. The organization’s paid staff and its many volunteers do an enormous amount of work, much of which the general public never sees. … Continue reading

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Watch: Person driving injures a biking Real Change vendor, then SPD mocks and blames the victim

This video, posted by Real Change, is enraging. Using body cam footage, the newspaper and Black Fuji Studios pieced together key moments that reveal what appears to be an extremely biased March 2019 investigation by officers who responded to a … Continue reading

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Yeah, there was no need to be worried about Seattle voting for transit

Transit is extremely popular in Seattle. More than 80 percent of voters approved Prop 1, which would expand the sales tax to fund bus transit service hours, infrastructure improvements and access programs in Seattle. And considering 9 in 10 registered … Continue reading

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Support the MASS Coalition’s efforts to ease the pain from the 2021-22 Seattle transportation budget

Both Cascade Bicycle Club and the larger MASS Coalition (including Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Transporation Choices Coalition among others) they are part of have action alerts out right now asking supporters to call on city leaders to limit the huge … Continue reading

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The Seattle Pedaling Relief Project will bike your ballot to a drop box

The Seattle Pedaling Relief Project has been organizing volunteer efforts to deliver food and necessities from food banks to community members for months. Now they want to help people get their ballots to the ballot box. If you need assistance … Continue reading

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Halloween Peace Peloton starts in Wallingford and includes fundraising costume contest

Celebrate Halloween in the Peace Peloton Saturday. The ride stages at Wallingford Playfield at noon for some food from the excellent Pam’s Kitchen, then leaves at 2 p.m. for a 12-mile ride to Gas Works Park via Discovery Park. The … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Vote Sherae Lascelles in the 43rd

Seattle Bike Blog did not do endorsements this year for a number of reasons (mostly that I haven’t had the time it takes to do a full slate of endorsements). Instead, I rounded up endorsements from a handful of transportation-focused … Continue reading

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Who local transportation organizations endorsed in the 2020 general election

Your ballot is either in the mail or has already arrived. If you are in King County, you can check your ballot’s status online here. The tracker now indicates whether it has been mailed or has been delivered, which is … Continue reading

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WA Supreme Court strikes down I-976, calling it ‘deceptive and misleading’

Tim Eyman continues to be very bad at writing initiatives, wasting an enormous amount of people’s time and energy arguing over a statewide initiative that wasn’t even constitutional. The official description for I-976 that appeared on ballots in 2019 said … Continue reading

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Why you should vote YES for transit even though Prop 1 won’t be enough

Ballots are in the mail. And ejecting that complete monster from the White House is not the only thing on the ballot. For one, you’ll have a chance to help give local transit a fighting chance in the very difficult … Continue reading

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The WA bicycle and pedestrian count has resumed + How you can help

Details from Maimoona Rahim at Cascade Bicycle Club: After a short break, the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is back! It’s happening this fall on October 20, 21 and 22 at a street or trail near you. To sign … Continue reading

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Alert 10/12: Bell Street closed between 5th and 6th Avenues for up to 3 weeks

Heads up! Work is underway to complete the Bell St bike lane and install new signals between 5th and 6th Avenues. This means the street will be closed 24/7 for up to three weeks, according to SDOT: The Bell St … Continue reading

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A message from the Editor

My dearest Seattle Bike Blog readers, I have been putting off this post for a couple weeks now, but I can’t avoid it any longer. The rigors of parenting during a pandemic have reached a point where I cannot keep … Continue reading

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In final Census survey of the before times, number of Seattle bike commuters hit an all-time high

The number of people biking as their primary mode to work hit a new high water mark in 2019, crossing the 17,000 mark for the first time in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The survey results confirm that before … Continue reading

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Initial stretch of the 4th Ave bike lane opens downtown

Downtown Seattle just got easier to get around with new #4thavepbl!!! 🚲 🛴🎉 Thanks to our awesome crews the first phase b/w Pine & Madison is ready to go with more to come! @SNGreenways @CascadeBicycle @downtownseattle pic.twitter.com/F1mrcl1bEh — seattledot (@seattledot) … Continue reading

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Day after Council votes to slightly reduce police funding, officer rolls bike over person’s head and neck

A Seattle Police officer was caught on video intentionally rolling their police bicycle over the head and neck of a man lying face down in the street last night as people protested the lack of charges against the officers who … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert: Little 116th Street trail closed near I-5

Sound Transit has closed a short trail connection between NE 116th St and the 1st Ave NE I-5 overpass to N 117th St. This trail will never reopen. Instead, the agency will construct a new trail under the light rail … Continue reading

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Watch: The case for a bike lane over the Fremont Bridge

The Fremont Bridge is Seattle’s busiest bike route pinch point. Routes from all over the region converge here to cross the Ship Canal, which is why the bridge’s bike counter registers the highest number of trips in the city. A … Continue reading

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