Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Council seeks project list to determine if a $100 million bond is necessary

A majority of the City Council, led by Councilmember Dan Strauss, voted Wednesday to defer their decision on issuing a large bond until they have more details on what it would fund and when the money would be needed. As … Continue reading

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Cascade makes the Pedaling Relief Project permanent

The Seattle Pedaling Relief Project (“SPRP”) started in the spring of 2020 as a way to help food banks deal with the sudden influx of people who needed to access their services at a time when COVID restrictions made it … Continue reading

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Apple Maps now has bicycling directions, and they are OK compared to Google’s dusty service

Eight years after Google Maps introduced biking directions in its iPhone app, Apple Maps has finally introduced the feature. And much like the Google version, it is…OK. When Google first introduced biking directions, it wasn’t perfect. The route decisions were … Continue reading

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WA Bikes: Some significant wins during the 2021 session, but the work is not done

The 2021 state legislative session is closing with some wins for biking, progress on other priorities and a lot of uncertainty about the future of transportation funding in Washington. A massive transportation funding bill loomed over the 2021 legislative session, … Continue reading

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Following Healthy Street success, Bellevue will trial its first neighborhood greenway this summer

Bellevue is getting ready to rollout its first take at a neighborhood greenway this summer, a north-south route running along side streets to the east of 164th Ave NE between Nothrup Way and SE 14th St, where it will meet … Continue reading

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Seattleite Lindsay Caron seriously injured while biking in San Diego

Seattle resident Lindsay Caron was seriously injured while biking in San Diego last week when someone struck her from behind and drove away. She is in the hospital in San Diego, where doctors have kept her in a medically-induced coma. … Continue reading

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City considering car-free(ish) Lake Washington Blvd all summer + More Keep Moving Streets updates and a survey

The city may close a three-mile section of Lake Washington Boulevard to most motor vehicles (people accessing homes and parking lots allowed) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This would be like making every day Bicycle Sunday. You can support … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell City Council to protect $80M in walking, biking and transit funds

A City Council proposal would redirect $80 million over 20 years away from walking, biking and transit projects to finance a $100 million bond for roads and bridges. With the West Seattle Bridge still closed and other bridges around the … Continue reading

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After cancelling most 2020 events, Cascade’s ready to roll again (but no STP, Emerald Ride or RSVP)

As a major event producer, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cascade Bicycle Club hard along with so many other organizations and businesses. After Chilly Hilly in February 2020, nearly all of Cascade’s annual events were cancelled. But after more than a … Continue reading

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Video: SPD officer hits person biking next to East Precinct wall

A Seattle Police officer driving a police cruiser turned in front of and struck a person biking near the East Precinct Tuesday evening. The 31-year-old man was checked out by Seattle Fire Department medics, but was not transported to the … Continue reading

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The Ballard Locks crossing will reopen April 28

After more than a year closed due to the pandemic, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will reopen its walking path connecting Ballard to Magnolia April 28. Gates will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Because crossing the Ballard … Continue reading

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In May, the EasTrail will replace the Lake Washington Loop Trail near Coal Creek + Full closure May 4-5

2.5 miles of the Eastrail will be fully paved and opened next month between Ripley Lane N in Renton and Coal Creek Pkwy in Bellevue. Sections of the EasTrail route between Gene Coulon Park and Coal Creek Pkwy have been … Continue reading

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Watch: Touring the refreshed S Kenyon St neighborhood greenway with bobco85

SDOT recently refreshed the S Kenyon Street neighborhood greenway, adding proper wayfinding and making other improvements to the 1.1-mile route. The greenway runs from Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S, connecting to the Chief Sealth Trail, Renton Ave … Continue reading

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Man killed near Seward Park was Boeing Field deputy director. RIP Mike Colmant

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family. “Mike is and always will be an incredible and supportive dad, loving grandpa, best friend, and so much more,” the memorial says. “Mike always put his family first and … Continue reading

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Person driving on wrong side of the road killed a man biking near Seward Park, police searching for suspect

A person driving on the wrong side of the street struck and killed a man biking toward Seward Park Sunday evening, according to Seattle Police. The suspect then fled the scene. The man killed was 63. Our condolences to his … Continue reading

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Friday: Following death, community holds slow bike ride for safe streets in Georgetown

The death of a man biking in Georgetown in late March has shaken the community, so some neighbors are organizing a slow bike ride tomorrow (Friday) to mourn his death and call for safer streets. “For years, our community has … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Ave reopens today near U District Station, signaling the start of a new era for the neighborhood

After eight years behind construction barriers, Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 43rd Street are finally starting to reopen today, Sound Transit announced. Brooklyn will open to all traffic while 43rd will open sidewalks. This is a big deal for the … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking with Ryan Packer about being Editor for the winter

Ryan Packer did a fantastic job taking the helm of Seattle Bike Blog over the winter, writing 64 posts December through March. Ryan was the Temporary Editor of Seattle Bike Blog while I focused on writing the first draft of … Continue reading

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Lake Washington Blvd ‘Keep Moving Street’ returns Friday + Campaign seeks permanent design

Lake Washington Blvd is reopening to people walking and biking Friday as the city’s Keep Moving Street program returns. The street will remain mostly car-free between Mount Baker Beach and Genesee Park from April 9 through 18. Seattle has experimented … Continue reading

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Court decides Hearing Examiner needs to redo 2018 Missing Link decision

Many Seattleites have only ever known life with the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail held up in court. Children born when the City Council first approved the route are now getting ready to vote in their first election. … Continue reading

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