Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Saturday: Fairview Ave N Bridge reopens with a car-free celebration

Construction work is wrapping up on the new Fairview Ave N Bridge, finally bringing an end to a long closure of a major bike route between South Lake Union and Eastlake. The bridge opens to all traffic Sunday, but people … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Lorena González for Mayor

Leaders like Lorena González don’t come along often. She has been a stable, very progressive compass during a very tumultuous time in Seattle history, and the Council has shifted around her as voters continue to elect people who stand for … Continue reading

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Seattle’s next mayor will have an enormous impact on the future of biking and safe streets

NOTE: The 2021 primary election is August 3. The deadline to register or change your address online in King County is July 26, but you can register and vote in-person through Election Day. Don’t procrastinate! It’s summer, and August 3 … Continue reading

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Alert 7/12-26: Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed south of Duvall Park

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed for two weeks just south of Duvall Park starting today, King County Parks announced. There is seemingly no alternative other than SR-203 (AKA Carnation-Duvall Rd NE), which has fairly skinny shoulders. And though … Continue reading

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Georgetown to South Park trail reaches design milestone, scheduled to open in 2023

The Georgetown to South Park Connection, a walking and biking trail concept promoted for years by the community-led group Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, is on schedule to begin construction in 2022 and open in 2023. Final design should be complete … Continue reading

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City delays Stone Way bike lane upgrade, latest of many Wallingford paving project safety cuts

Yes, the new bikeway around (half of) Green Lake is a big improvement. We made a whole video about it. But it is only one part of a major series of paving projects all grouped together into one very big … Continue reading

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Bad news for biking PNW travelers as BoltBus shuts down – UPDATED

MAJOR UPDATE: After posting yesterday and sending a question to FlixBus, the company announced that “ALL FlixBuses operating in the PNW are planned to have 🚲 racks available beginning July 14th!” This is big news. FlixBus operates lines all over … Continue reading

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Transit returns to full-capacity this week

Transit is back. Over the next couple days, agencies around the region will relax many of their COVID precautions as the bulk of Washington State’s restrictions end. Like many of you, I’ve still been treating transit as an essential-trips-only service. … Continue reading

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Watch: Riding the new Green Lake bike lanes

Crews are nearly finished upgrading one of the most important bike routes in Seattle. East Green Lake Way N may have a terribly confusing name, but it forms a hub of sorts for north end bike routes. The Interurban North … Continue reading

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Watch: City Council candidates debate safe streets and transit

Candidates for the open City Council Position 9 seat debated safe streets and other walking, biking and transit issues yesterday during a Move All Seattle Sustainably forum. Nikkita Oliver, Brianna Thomas and Sara Nelson attended. As with the recent mayoral … Continue reading

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State will no longer revoke driver’s licenses due to failure to pay fines

Washington State is reinstating about 100,000 people’s driver’s licenses after Thurston County Superior Court found it unconstitutional to revoke a license due to failure to pay a fine or appear in court for a non-criminal moving violation. The state’s Department … Continue reading

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Cascade will host an August (not so) Chilly Hilly

With iconic images of dozens of people biking off the ferry together, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Chilly Hilly ride has signaled the start of the bike events season for nearly half a century. As the name suggests, the February ride around … Continue reading

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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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