Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Watch: MASS Coalition hosts transportation-focused mayoral forum

The Move All Seattle Sustainably Coalition — which includes many organizations including Disability Rights Washington, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and the Transit Riders Union — hosted a mayoral forum Wednesday evening focused on walking, biking and transit issues. … Continue reading

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Support for repealing all-ages helmet law grows as Health Board begins debate

The list of organizations backing a proposal to repeal King County’s all-ages bicycle helmet law includes many local bicycling and safe streets groups like Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club as well as national organizations like People for Bikes … Continue reading

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Council proposal would make Stay Healthy Streets permanent, extend Café Streets through 2022

The City Council has proposed $2.5 million to make many of the city’s Stay Healthy Streets permanent and another $300,000 to fund the popular Café Streets program through 2022 as part of the $128 million Seattle Rescue Plan to “kick … Continue reading

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WSDOT won’t work with SDOT to connect the Rainier Valley Greenway to the I-90 Trail

For years, WSDOT has resisted working with Seattle to connect the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway to the Mountains to Sound Trail (AKA the I-90 Trail), according to reporting by Ryan Packer for the Urbanist. Packer requested emails between the two … Continue reading

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Sunday: Celebrate the new Union Street bike lanes

East Union Street now has protected bike lanes from 14th to 26th Avenues, providing a lower-stress way to climb the unavoidable ridge that peaks around 18th and 17th Avenues through the Central District. Before the new lanes were installed, skinny … Continue reading

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N 34th Street bike lanes fix some of the challenges near the Fremont Bridge

The latest upgrade to the bike connections around the Fremont Bridge make some very significant improvements, though larger solutions are still needed to make it truly comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. The Burke-Gilman Trail is the region’s … Continue reading

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Final stretch of E Lake Sammamish Trail under construction, signalling the end of 4 decades of fighting

“If the trail is built, say the neighbors, it would violate their property rights and privacy, and would be challenged in court,” wrote the Seattle Daily Times in 1982 in a story about King County’s plan to convert the defunct … Continue reading

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City puts final touches on important José Rizal Bridge bike lanes

Seattle is working to catch up on bike projects after Mayor Jenny Durkan paused or cancelled nearly all bike plans during the first half or so of her term. And though it may be nearly impossible to completely make up … Continue reading

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Alert: Interurban North Trail will close for 10 months near Lynnwood Transit Center

Construction to prepare Lynnwood Transit Center for light rail and build a parking garage will close the Interurban North Trail between 52nd Ave W and 44th Ave W for two years starting May 12, according to Sound Transit. This is … Continue reading

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Hey you! Yes, you. Plan a group bike ride!

Marley Blonsky put out a call recently that I support completely: Seattle needs you to plan a group ride. The pandemic all but erased the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar, which was of course the right thing to do. But … Continue reading

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‘This is normal’ – Woman harasses NorthStar Cycling leader while he is biking to a Hood Canal gravel road

Heading out on your bike for a holiday weekend in search of a quiet gravel road is one of the best ways to get away. But as Edwin Lindo’s experience this weekend shows, racism follows people into the woods. And … Continue reading

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Did the WA Supreme Court just gut press protections for many independent journalists?

In Washington State, a news corporation now has more free press protections than an independent journalist. That seems to be the outcome of a somewhat surprising Washington Supreme Court decision this week, which potentially gutted the state’s Shield Law that … Continue reading

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Bike shortage shows very few signs of easing up before 2022

COVID-19 broke global bicycle supply chains, resulting in long waits for new bikes and making bike parts harder for shops to stock. King 5 recently talked to two Lynnwood shops, Gregg’s Lynnwood Cycle and Harvy’s Bikes, about the shortage and … Continue reading

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Bike Works turns 25 this year + Register now for their excellent annual auction

Bike Works is turning 25 years old! How cool is that? That’s a quarter century of bike wrenching, teaching and youth programming in Columbia City. The organization has long had an excellent annual fundraiser auction. Of course, the pandemic isn’t … Continue reading

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With new name, Move Redmond expands its walk/bike/transit advocacy + ‘Making Bicycling Accessible for All’ panel Wednesday

The Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association is now “Move Redmond.” That seems like a good name change, though I may be biased since my spouse Kelli works for Move Redmond as the Advocacy and Communications Director. But it is a … Continue reading

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Bike Everywhere Day is Friday! It may be reduced in scale, but still a great excuse to get up early to ride

There’s no rally downtown, no after-party in Ballard and only a fraction of the community-created “celebration stations” in a typical year. But hey, Bike Everywhere Day 2021 is still an excuse to to ride your bike Friday, so it’s still … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Watch the new headlines show!

The Bike News Roundup is back! And I’m trying out a new format for a news headlines video. It’s short and (hopefully) entertaining. Check it out and tell me what you think. Stories highlighted in the Headlines Show: Vote for … Continue reading

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NorthStar Cycling Club featured in Time Magazine

Very cool to see Seattle’s NorthStar Cycling Club in Time Magazine this week. The young club is featured as part of the issue’s Visions of Equity project as an example of “How Communities of Color Have Found Strength, Joy and … Continue reading

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Text message cover-up shows Mayor Durkan is unfit for office

Mayor Jenny Durkan, then-Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins all deleted or otherwise lost their text messages from the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in Seattle history. The mayor has hidden the loss … Continue reading

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Saturday: Memorial walk and ride for Mike Colmant near Seward Park

Mike Colmant was a father, grandfather, triathlete, and Deputy Director at Boeing Field. He was biking on Seward Park Ave S just north of Wilson Ave S when someone drove on the wrong side of the road and struck him, … Continue reading

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