Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Watch: Best Side Cycling tours the new 15th Ave NE bike lanes + What can we learn from its shortcomings?

The new and improved 15th Avenue NE bike lanes opened last month, and much of the project is excellent. But the opening celebrations have been a bit dampened due to the city’s decision to ignore people’s requests to help them … Continue reading

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The Bikery’s free Help Desk is here to answer your Seattle bike commute questions

The volunteer-powered Bikery has long provided resources for people to obtain and learn how to repair bikes. Their 30 or so regular volunteers share their bicycle mechanic knowledge with the community through the shop on Hiawatha Place S near S … Continue reading

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UW Press committee has approved my Seattle bike history book

The UW Press faculty committee has unanimously approved Pedaling Uphill In The Rain for publication. If all goes according to plan, it should be available in spring or summer of 2023. Big thank you to everyone who has supported my … Continue reading

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Last chance to comment on the scope of the Seattle Transportation Plan

Friday (July 29) is the last day to comment on a key phase in the development of the extremely important Seattle Transportation Plan. Comments on the scope of the plan will help guide the environmental review process. We need to … Continue reading

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Mayor picks LA’s Greg Spotts as next SDOT Director

Greg Spotts will be the next SDOT Director, taking over the department in September. Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the decision on Beacon Hill today, describing Spotts as “a champion for innovative thinking, sustainable solutions, collaborative partnership building and transparent public … Continue reading

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Washington’s streets continue to fail kids like Mikey Weilert

Michael Weilert stopped, pushed the button to make the crosswalk lights start blinking, waited to see that cars were stopping, then rode his bike across busy Pacific Avenue S in Parkland last Tuesday. But even though other people had stopped … Continue reading

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Obituary: Robert J. Mason (1958-2022)

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to support Robb’s family. EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to Judi for sending this obituary and photo of Robb. You can find out more about this incident in our previous stories. The July 29 … Continue reading

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Man struck and killed on Harbor Island identified. RIP Robert Mason

The man struck and killed while biking on Harbor Island Friday has been identified as Robert Mason, West Seattle Blog reports. He was 63. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones. Police are still looking for the person … Continue reading

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Driver kills person biking near Spokane Street Bridge then flees the scene

Someone driving struck and killed a 63-year-old man on a bike at the east end of the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle Friday evening. The suspect then fled the scene in a white or silver sedan. Our deepest condolences … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Wittmier completes cross-country ride to raise money for childhood cancer foundation

Seattle’s Ray Wittmier and his friend Gene Woodard just completed a cross-country bike ride as a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research organization based in California. They rode in honor of Maya, a family friend who developed … Continue reading

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Two days before Cascade’s 206-mile STP, ride the much easier Seattle to Bainbridge with Bike Works

Cascade’s Seattle to Portland ride returns this weekend for the first time since 2019. The legendary double century leaves UW starting at 5 a.m. Saturday with most riders finishing Sunday in Portland. If it’s your first time riding such a … Continue reading

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Bainbridge Ferry bicycle waiting area changes + How to stay updated on construction

Starting this week, construction work to replace the old Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal walkway will cause some changes to how biking on the ferry works. The biggest change is that folks may need to wait in lane 6 rather than … Continue reading

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Will return next week.

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Deadline to apply for the Bicycle Advisory Board is June 26

The deadline to apply for a spot on the volunteer Bicycle Advisory Board is Sunday, June 26. This term on the Board may be particularly impactful since the Board should play a significant role in crafting the Seattle Transportation Plan, … Continue reading

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People For Bikes ranks Seattle as the #3 bike-friendly big U.S. city

Only Brooklyn and San Francisco ranked higher than Seattle in the 2022 list of the most bike-friendly big (300,000+ population) U.S. cities by national non-profit advocacy organization People For Bikes. Portland, Oregon, ranked 5th behind Queens. These rankings are of … Continue reading

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Do Not Hold The Doors (a Sound Transit music video)

I made a Sound Transit piano. I don’t know why I did it, but I did. So then I wrote a song. Then I made a video for that song. I have no regrets. The samples were from a public … Continue reading

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Add your ideas for improvements to the Seattle Transportation Plan map

The city is currently developing a major, all-inclusive transportation plan they are calling the Seattle Transportation Plan. The plan covers “more than just roads,” according to the city’s online engagement tool. It also includes “sidewalks, bridges, stairways, transit, paths and … Continue reading

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How to bike naked in the revamped Fremont Solstice Parade 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Fremont Solstice Parade is back. And of course that means hundreds of people are getting ready to strip down Saturday (June 18), paint their bodies and ride their bikes ahead of the official … Continue reading

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Thorness: Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Lake Washington Bike Path

The Lake Washington Bike Path turns 125 this year! Or it would if it weren’t torn up in 1905 to build Interlaken Boulevard. Bill Thorness, author of “Cycling the Pacific Coast” and “Biking Puget Sound,” wrote a story for the … Continue reading

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How To Bike In Seattle: Finding a good route

This is part of our ongoing How To Bike In Seattle series, a collection of posts to help folks get rolling around this beautiful place. OK, so you’ve decided you want to start biking around Seattle for transportation. But how … Continue reading

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