Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Watch: Talking about the SPLAIN bike shop survey with creator Roxy Robles

Roxy Robles joined me to talk about the SPLAIN survey results we released Friday. So if you found that story interesting and want to know more about how and why Roxy conducted it, check out the video. It’s 36 minutes … Continue reading

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How Free Range Cycles works every day to become a more and more welcoming bike shop

One Seattle shop was far and away the top-rated bike shop in the SPLAIN survey: Free Range Cycles. The shop in its iconic little building in Fremont received a 4.87 out of 5, and that was with 52 people weighing … Continue reading

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‘SPLAIN’ survey rates Seattle bike shops by how comfortable women, trans, femme and gender nonconforming people feel there

By Roxanne Robles and Tom Fucoloro Editor’s Note: Roxanne Robles conducted an online survey between September and December of 2019 asking people who identify as women, trans, femme or gender nonconforming to rate how comfortable they feel at 42 Seattle … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 2/12-14: Eastrail closure near I-405/SR-520 interchange

Sound Transit is resurfacing a stretch of the Eastrail between the South Kirkland Park and Ride and the intersection of 120th Ave NE and Spring Blvd in Bellevue. So anyone trying to get through will have to detour via Northrup … Continue reading

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Someone posted an official-looking notice warning of plans to close 2nd Ave bike lane section

This is great. Closing part of the second avenue protected bike lane doesn’t seem consistent with a safe connected all ages and abilities bike network in the city center, Vision Zero, or our climate goals. @MayorJenny @LewisforSeattle @CascadeBicycle @seattledot pic.twitter.com/1uO9dPksud … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Kelli has joined the chat! + Creating ‘virtual traffic jams’ with a red wagon full of phones

(Video transcript) I am very excited to try out an all-new feature for the Bike News Roundup: Video commentary! I will still be posting links to news and other interesting stuff from around the region and around the world like … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Cedar River Trail flooded at 154th SE + Report of Green River Trail closure in Tukwila

We have more trail closure notices to add. The Cedar River Trail underpass at 154th Pl SE is full of water. Luckily, there is a street-level crosswalk that makes for what should be an easy detour. But we aware that … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts: Sammamish River Trail floods + Snoqualmie Valley Trail landslide

Heavy and persistent rains have caused more trail closures in the area. The Sammamish River Trail has closed in four places between Woodinville and Redmond because its namesake river has overflowed. See the links in the notice below for maps … Continue reading

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City breaks ground on the bike/walk Northgate Station Bridge

It’s official, ground has been broken! It’s really happening. The Northgate bike/walk bridge between North Seattle College and Northgate Station is scheduled to open in fall 2021. It’s been a lot of work to get this thing designed and funded, … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Landslide closes section of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

A landslide has closed a section of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail near Snoqualmie Ridge and Fall City, King County Parks said Thursday. The trail is closed between Preston-Fall City Road and Lake Alice Road. King County did not have an expected … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 2/6-8: I-90 Trail detour on Mercer Island

Sound Transit work on Mercer Island will close a section of the I-90 Trail starting Thursday and lasting through Saturday. And unfortunately, this stretch of N Mercer Way does not have bike lanes, so people biking will be directed to … Continue reading

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Watch: Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, says more to come

(Video transcript) Mayor Jenny Durkan has completely changed her tune about bike lanes since her first year in office. Well, that’s not entirely accurate because in her first year in office, she said very little about bike lanes at all. … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan: ‘Eastlake is moving forward’

Mayor Jenny Durkan removed all doubt about what she thinks about Eastlake Ave bike lanes during a mid-day press event today. “Without prejudging what would come out of an EIS or what the lawyers would say, we need that bike … Continue reading

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You spoke up, and city plans now extend E Union St bike lanes through 23rd Ave

Thanks to everyone who voiced their concerns about SDOT’s incomplete plans for E Union Street bike lanes in the Central District, the project team has changed their designs to now extend the new bike lanes through the intersection with 23rd … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking through Eastlake bike lanes and RapidRide J

Transcript I’m trying something new here, so definitely let me know what you think. I created a stream-style video that’s me talking through the RapidRide J project and the Eastlake bike lanes. It’s quite long and definitely rambling. But it … Continue reading

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A look at the latest plans for connecting the 520 Trail to Capitol Hill, Eastlake

In our post about the planned Eastlake Ave bike lanes, we mentioned that the bike route there would be part of a regional network once the 520 Trail reaches across I-5. It might be hard to imagine what that connection … Continue reading

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Joint Federal/SDOT report shows RapidRide J and new bike lanes would move far more people + Town hall Thursday

It’s hard to think of many potential bike lanes in Seattle as important and fundamentally game-changing as Eastlake Ave. I would probably put it at number two behind only Rainier Ave. There is no other viable option for a quality … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert 1/27: Awful 2-week sidewalk detour on Montlake Blvd near SR 520 starts Monday

So you finally got used to biking around the SR 520 construction in Montlake, eh? I have bad news. It’s about to get way worse for two weeks. Starting as soon as Monday, people walking and biking on the east … Continue reading

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The Daily: UW program offers students quarterly bike rentals

Imagine if instead of buying the cheapest bike you could find on Craigslist for getting around as a college student, you could rent a quality Kona complete with helmet, lock and lights all for just $75 per quarter. Well, UW … Continue reading

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King County takes legal action to clear illegal use of East Lake Sammamish trail corridor

Last week, King County took action to reclaim public land in one of the wealthiest areas in the state: Sammamish. The County fought and won a very difficult legal battle to determine that, yes, the public does own the entire … Continue reading

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