Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

JUMP now reaches city limits, undercuts Lime by $1

After adding more bikes and changing its fare structure this week, JUMP’s red bikes now reach all of Seattle and cost $1 less to ride than Lime’s green and yellow bikes. JUMP initially launched Seattle service in November with a limited … Continue reading

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Family of Derek Blaylock files suit against city, Sound Transit and contractors after 2016 death near Northgate Station

Derek Blaylock drove his son to school the morning of September 21, 2016, then grabbed his bike and rode to Northgate Transit Center to catch a bus to work. On the way home, he was biking from the transit center … Continue reading

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Chrystal Barber sentenced to 7.5 years for hit-and-run killing of Alex Hayden

Chrystal Barber, 51, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking and killing Alex Hayden, 50, with her aunt’s red pickup truck on Rainier Ave S last July. After veering into the … Continue reading

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CHS: City wants to install electric car charger in future path of Broadway bikeway

Seattle is about to invest to build a public car charger directly in the path of the on-hold Broadway Bikeway extension north or Denny Way. Once complete, people biking northbound in the Broadway protected bike lane would need to merge … Continue reading

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Learn about the future of Mercer Island’s Mountains to Sound Trail at Thursday open house

The Mercer Island Parks Department is creating a master plan for Aubrey Davis Park, including the Mountains to Sound Trail, and they are looking for public feedback. Their open house got snowed out, so the rescheduled event is 6–8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Man killed biking across Rainier Ave, suspect in white sedan fled the scene

A man biking across Rainier Ave was killed Monday evening when someone driving a white sedan struck him and fled the scene, according to Seattle Police. The suspect is still on the loose. The man’s identity and age have not … Continue reading

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Ballard-Fremont Greenways launches Wednesday, and you’re invited

Ballard and Fremont have both had local chapters of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways in the past, but they have been quiet in recent years. So some neighbors are organizing to bring the neighborhoods together into a new supergroup, and you’re invited. … Continue reading

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Proposed $738M King County Parks levy would fund Eastside, Lake Sammamish and Lake to Sound Trails

About 80 percent of the King County Parks budget comes from a levy that goes to voters every six years, and King County Executive Dow Constantine is proposing an even bigger levy to send to voters this autumn for 2020–25. … Continue reading

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Bike League suggests $74B ‘Bike New Deal’ + Why the Feds should dramatically increase bike funding

Building walking, biking and safe streets infrastructure employs more people per dollar than a road-only project. In Seattle, building trails employs 25 percent more people per $1 million invested compared to building roads, according to a 2011 study (PDF) by … Continue reading

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Some trails still slick a week after the snow stopped + Lessons for future freezes

Even though most streets in the region are clear following the massive snow fall last week, trails that are far from salt-treated roads can still be icy in spots. Much like the wonderful people who have volunteered their time in … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman blocked by downed tree in Bothell until Tuesday

A large tree fell over the weekend and has blocked the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, and King County Parks says it cannot remove the tree until Tuesday. The tree is blocking the trail at about 91st Ave NE, a tricky … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman Trail detour along Seaview

Work is starting on a Seattle Public Utilities project that will detour the Burke-Gilman Trail along a stretch of Seaview Ave NW in Ballard so crews can stage equipment. Unfortunately, the detour plans currently say that people biking will be … Continue reading

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The Seattle Bike & Outdoor Show is this weekend at CenturyLink Field Event Center

The Seattle Bike & Outdoor Show is this weekend. So if you want to check out the latest wares or test ride some new bikes, head down to CenturyLink Field Event Center in Pioneer Square 9–6 Saturday or 9–5 Sunday. … Continue reading

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Electric Lady’s Alex Kostelnik on why he’s closing the Central District e-bike shop

Alex Kostelnik is getting out of the e-bike showroom business. After nearly three years on the front lines of a volatile e-bike industry, selling shiny new bikes out of the Central District’s Electric Lady, he finds himself looking longingly up … Continue reading

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People walk across street at crosswalk

There were zero pedestrians counted at this Ballard intersection on a Tuesday in January. It was built late last year as part of bus enhancement project. We counted again on Tuesday in January and usage meets the MUTCD threshold for … Continue reading

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Redesigned Northgate bike/walk bridge construction should start middle of this year

Crossing I-5 in Northgate is terrible today. The freeway divides the neighborhood, and the few places where crossing on foot or bike is possible are either far apart or very stressful. So as the region prepares to open a light … Continue reading

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City advances plans for N 34th St redesign in Fremont + Take the survey

SDOT is moving forward with a plan to redesign N 34th Street between Stone Way and the Fremont Bridge, a major connection in the regional bike network linking the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Fremont Bridge. Though the most popular option … Continue reading

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It’s snowy! Obviously, that means it’s time to look for ‘sneckdowns’ on streets near you

We don’t get the chance to do this often, Seattle, so don’t miss the chance to document some of the “sneckdowns” on streets near you. What is a sneckdown, you ask? Well, mother nature has essentially painted the city’s streets … Continue reading

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Check out these 300+ neighbor-created ideas to improve Seattle streets

Seattle residents and organizations submitted more than 300 specific Neighborhood Street Fund ideas for improving our city’s streets, and now SDOT needs help prioritizing them. You can weigh in online by February 22. The refined list will then go through another … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Batman parks in a bike lane

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some of the stuff floating around the web that caught my eye recently. First up! Seattle Police tweeted this the other day: SPD PRO TIP: Bike lanes are for … Continue reading

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