Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

About Tom Fucoloro

Founder and Editor of Seattle Bike Blog.

SDOT will make some safety improvements to 15th Ave S as they work on bike lane design

After community feedback, SDOT will move to slow traffic speeds on 15th Ave S on Beacon Hill in the spring while the project moves through the design process. The department will install a series of speed cushions as well as … Continue reading

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Vote YES on I-135 for social housing in Seattle

Social housing is not a panacea for Seattle’s ongoing housing affordability crisis. But it is one more tool the city can use to help alleviate ever-climbing rental prices. We need every possible solution we can get our hands on if … Continue reading

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It’s official, the Duwamish Trail connection on W Marginal Way is here to stay

As we reported earlier this month when the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle reopened, SDOT removed the temporary bike lanes they constructed on 1st Ave S in response to the closure but kept the Duwamish Trail connection on W … Continue reading

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Sen. Cantwell: Seattle wins $25.7M grant for safe streets, mostly in SoDo

Seattle will receive a $25,654,000 grant from the USDOT’s Safe Streets for All program, Senator Maria Cantwell announced. Under the city’s $30 million proposal (PDF), the bulk of the funds would have focused on SoDo and Rainier Valley with spot … Continue reading

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Sign in now to show the WA Senate and House you support limiting turns on red

Both the state Senate and House are holding hearings on what Washington Bikes is calling “#WrongOnRed,” an effort to ban turns on red near certain locations like schools, parks, hospitals, senior centers and other areas with lots of walking activity. … Continue reading

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First Hill safe streets champion and TCC Director Alex Hudson is running for City Council District 3

It is officially the middle of declare your candidacy for City Council season, and I’m sure many more are on the way. Open seats tend to draw a lot more candidates than races with an incumbent, and Districts 1, 3, … Continue reading

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Friday: Critical Mass will ride to Dexter/Thomas to hold a vigil for Jaahnavi Kandula + Defunded safety project had been more than a decade in the making

Jaahnavi Kandula—a 23-year-old student from Adoni in the Andhra Pradesh state in India who was studying at the South Lake Union campus of Northeastern University—was walking across Dexter at Thomas Street in a marked crosswalk when a police officer driving … Continue reading

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Seattle Transportation Plan open houses will discuss the next decade of bicycle infrastructure

After extensive public outreach throughout 2022, the Seattle Transportation Plan is moving to the next phase as the team attempts to create a single map and plan that represents the city’s vision for the next decade or so of transportation … Continue reading

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Friday: True Loves play free show to celebrate cycling, climate action + Bike Works fundraiser tickets on sale

 Seattle’s fantastic True Loves are playing a free all-ages show 6 p.m. Friday at The Royal Room in Columbia City to “celebrate our community of cyclists, activists, and other environmentally-conscious supporters and friends who work to curb the affects … Continue reading

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WA bill would ban right turns on red near schools, parks and other highly-walked areas

Turns on red would be banned within 1,000 feet of certain places, such as schools, parks, hospitals, senior centers and other public facilities if Senate Bill 5514 passes during the 2023 State Legislative session. The bill—sponsored by Senators John Lovick, … Continue reading

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Councilmember Sawant expanded what is possible in Seattle

Kshama Sawant, the City of Seattle’s most tenured elected official, will not run for reelection after a decade in office. Seattle Bike Blog has endorsed Sawant consistently since she pulled a remarkable upset to unseat Richard Conlin during the 2013 … Continue reading

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State Routes lead Washington’s horrible increase in deaths of people walking, biking or rolling

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has put together a new dashboard breaking down the conditions surrounding traffic deaths of people walking, biking or rolling. The data covers ten years from 2012 through 2021 (2022 data is not yet finalized), and … Continue reading

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King County’s interim Green to Cedar Rivers Trail will include rail bridge between Maple Valley and Black Diamond + Survey

King County Parks is working through design for building and improving an interim trail connecting the Black Diamond Open Space to SE Kent-Kangley Road in Maple Valley, and they are seeking feedback via a short online survey. Responses are due … Continue reading

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I have angered the bike gods

Yesterday, a flat tire deflated our plans. Then this morning, the chain broke on the way to preschool drop-off. I have clearly angered the bike gods, and must repent. Oh, great Velocideity, your judgment is fair and righteous! Forgive me … Continue reading

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2023 MLK Jr Day Rally and March details

The Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition will host its 40th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., event today. The rally starts at 11 a.m. in the Garfield High School Gym, and the march begins at 12:30 p.m. in front … Continue reading

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SDOT is reopening the Spokane Street Bridge, will remove 1st Ave bike lanes Saturday

After three weeks stuck in its waterway-priority position, the Spokane Street Swing Bridge to West Seattle will be usable again this afternoon. SDOT noted in an announcement that it should be fully open by 2 p.m. today (Friday). This is … Continue reading

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SDOT’s new gravel pits under the Ballard Bridge baffle riders, more changes coming ‘in 2023’

SDOT completed work on an “interim” redesign of the problematic track crossing under the Ballard Bridge for people attempting to bike the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, but the new gravel pits sporadically placed in the area seems to … Continue reading

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SPU plans temporary bikeway during Stone Way overflow pipe construction starting late January

Seattle’s least-discussed megaproject is coming to Stone Way in Fremont/Wallingford, but crews have plans to maintain space for biking and walking. Seattle Public Utilities’ Ship Canal Water Quality Project is estimated to total $570 million, a cost that could still … Continue reading

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Watch: Biking around and feeling hopeful for 2023

Ride with me as I ramble about some reasons why I think 2023 will be a good year. And please let me know if you like this format for future videos.

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Neighbors create detailed plan for how the 15th Ave NW paving project can ‘Reconnect Ballard’

SDOT’s most recent plans for the department’s 15th Ave NW repaving project, which includes the Ballard Bridge, would make very few if any tangible safety improvements for people biking. But neighbors are organizing in an effort to get some key … Continue reading

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