Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Why Elizabeth Warren decrying ‘traffic violence’ is what America needs

On World Day of Remembrance Sunday, Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted: Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I'm sending my love to the families and friends of … Continue reading

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I guess I need to take back some of the nice things I said about the Neighborhood Street Fund… UPDATED

UPDATE: Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for an update from SDOT. This specific Neighborhood Street Fund project is dead, but the department has not abandoned this intersection, a spokesperson said. Yesterday’s post was supposed to … Continue reading

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15 neighbor-led projects SDOT will build in the next couple years

When voters approved the 2015 Move Seattle Levy, they created a specific fund dedicated to building projects that came from neighbors. The process to get a project completed can be long and somewhat grueling for those to volunteer their time … Continue reading

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King County Parks receives permit for final stretch of E Lake Sammamish Trail

The East Lake Sammamish Trail is likely the second-most litigated stretch of trail around following the Ballard Missing Link. But the final stretch of the trail got one big step closer to construction as the City of Sammamish issued King … Continue reading

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6 out of 7 Council wins ain’t bad, but Scott’s narrow loss was a heartbreaker we could have won

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Seattle’s 10th Annual Cranksgiving is November 23

That’s right, this will be the tenth (!!!!) Cranksgiving Seattle Bike Blog has organized. I have had to do the math a bunch of times because I find it hard to believe, but it’s true. So this will be the … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Vancouver BC is removing their freeway viaducts, no tunnels included

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Do you need something to read while nervously waiting for the King County ballot drops this afternoon (4 p.m.) and evening (8 p.m.)? Well, Seattle Bike Blog has got you covered. First up! … Continue reading

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2019 Election: Transit in big trouble, lots of City Council votes left to count

I was at the Shaun Scott party last night, and the response to last night’s initial ballot drop summed up how I feel: Extremely uneasy. I-976 looks almost certain to pass, which is devastating. The final result will likely be … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 11/7-9: Burke-Gilman Trail crosswalk and entrance work in Kenmore

King County Parks crews will repaint crosswalks and removing bollards at a set of Kenmore-area trail entrances starting Thursday and lasting as long as Saturday. The trail will not be completely closed, but expect delays getting through worksites. Details from … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 11/7-9: Eastrail closed near Sound Transit construction

The Eastrail will be closed later this week near the under-construction Sound Transit light rail station in north Bellevue. The detour has folks leaving the trail near the South Kirkland Park and Ride and taking Northrup Way and 120th Ave … Continue reading

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For some reason, we are still adjusting our clocks so that evening commutes are in the dark

Washington, Oregon and California have all passed laws saying that they are ready to switch to permanent Daylight Saving Time, but we still need to meaninglessly and abruptly plunge the evening commute into darkness next week because Congress has not … Continue reading

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November’s Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today

Washington Bikes’ annual Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today. So sign up online today, and invite your friends and co-workers to join you. November is typically the rainiest month of the year in Seattle, which makes in my opinion … Continue reading

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What should Seattle’s scooter rollout look like? + Public forum Wednesday

Seattle got out in front of most other U.S. cities when it encouraged private bike share companies to launch their services in summer 2017. The city’s experiment in dockless bike share has been wildly influential on how other cities have … Continue reading

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There is room for a better Delridge bike lane

The city’s RapidRide H project on Delridge Way SW is shaping up to be one of the most disappointing so-called “multi-modal” improvement projects in the city. With a huge need for people to bike along this rare, relatively flat and … Continue reading

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Voting guide for the rest of your ballot

Register to vote online. The online registration deadline in King County is Monday (October 28). So make sure all your friends and family get registered while it is still as easy as signing up online. After that, you can register … Continue reading

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District 7 Endorsement: Andrew Lewis

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County Yet again, we have a race where neither candidate is great on biking and safe streets issues. But Andrew Lewis … Continue reading

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District 6 Endorsement: Dan Strauss

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County District 6 should have been an easy call if not for the damn Ballard Missing Link. Dan Strauss says all … Continue reading

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District 5 Endorsement: Debora Juarez

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County Look, the fun City Council endorsements are over. Districts 5, 6 and 7 are each fairly disappointing by comparison to … Continue reading

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District 4 Endorsement: Shaun Scott

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County This one is a no-brainer. District 4, my district, should elect Shaun Scott to the City Council. There are elections … Continue reading

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District 3 Endorsement: Kshama Sawant

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County With a victory in District 3, Kshama Sawant would become the senior member of the City Council. And in her … Continue reading

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