Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Watch: Why Anne-Marije Rook is biking the Tour de France route one day ahead of the men

Automated transcript (.txt) It’s the year 2020, and the world’s most famous bike race does not have a comparable event for women. That’s why women have biked the route of the Tour de France one day ahead of the men … Continue reading

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TCC: Contact your legislators now to support fully-funded transit

Don’t cut transit! There are so many reasons why cutting transit funding makes no sense. But instead of listing them all here, I want you all to think of them for yourselves. Then I want you to write those reasons … Continue reading

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With bipartisan House vote, Washington on verge of joining Idaho and Oregon by allowing people biking to treat stop signs as yield signs

[email protected] priority legislation, the #SafetyStop, has just passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 77-19! 🎉 We are just a few signatures away from people who 🚲 having the option to yield (when the coast is clear) … Continue reading

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With newly-opened section, the Lake to Sound Trail is tantalizingly close to reaching the regional trail network

Imagine a new trail connecting Tukwila and Seatac to Renton. This trail would tie together the Green River Trail, Interurban Trail, Cedar River Trail and Eastrail, all while accessing rapid transit service. And someday, it could even reach the airport, … Continue reading

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The Seattle Bike and Outdoor Show is this weekend

The Seattle Bike and Outdoor Show is the area’s largest bike industry expo. So if you want to check out the latest gear, test ride some bikes, this is your chance. The 2020 show is 9–6 Saturday and 9–4 Sunday … Continue reading

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SNG: Report traffic signals that don’t give enough walk time or skip the walk unless you push a button

One of the most insidious ways our transportation infrastructure is designed to delay or harm people walking is mostly invisible: Traffic signals programmed to skip the walk signal unless someone pushes a button. Whenever a traffic signal skips a walk … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Cedar River Trail closed near Cedar Grove Natural Area until March 2 to repair washout

The Cedar River Trail was washed out during recent heavy rains, and crews will be out working with heavy machinery to finish repairs and paving. So the trail will be closed for 4.5 miles from 154th Pl SE east to … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new ‘mandatory’ bike lane law faces its first real test on Delridge Way SW – UPDATED

Led by former Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle passed an ordinance last year that all but requires SDOT to build out the planned bike network as part of any major repaving projects along a planned route. And the ordinance faces its … Continue reading

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Got a buck? The Bikery launches $1 membership program + Seeks people to join their Board

$1 now gets your a lifetime membership to the Bikery, part of an effort to expand participation in making decisions about the community bike organization. For example, your first act as a member could be to apply to join the … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Marley joins to talk about fat cyclists making national headlines

Transcript (auto-generated .txt) The nationally-famous Marley Blonsky joined me to talk about a recent Washington Post story that featured her: “They call themselves ‘fat cyclists’ — and they want to get more people, of all sizes, on bikes.” We talk … Continue reading

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Cascade: Bike safety p.e. classes expanding to Seattle middle schools

Nearly all Seattle elementary schoolers already go through the Let’s Go Bicycle and Pedstrian Safety program as part of their physical education. But now the program is expanding to include middle schools, as well. The course, offered by Cascade Bicycle … Continue reading

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With major WA Legislature deadline looming, crosswalk and bus lane camera bill passes Senate + More

Today is the final day for bills in the Washington State Legislature to pass out of at least one chamber in order to stay alive this short session. Any non-budget bill that hasn’t passed either the House or the Senate … Continue reading

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House votes 96-1 to pass WA scenic bikeways, now awaits Senate

Washington is full of scenic places to bike, so it won’t be hard to identify a network of amazing routes to promote as part of the proposed Scenic Bikeways program that just passed the House 96-1. Oregon has long has … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking about the SPLAIN bike shop survey with creator Roxy Robles

Roxy Robles joined me to talk about the SPLAIN survey results we released Friday. So if you found that story interesting and want to know more about how and why Roxy conducted it, check out the video. It’s 36 minutes … Continue reading

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How Free Range Cycles works every day to become a more and more welcoming bike shop

One Seattle shop was far and away the top-rated bike shop in the SPLAIN survey: Free Range Cycles. The shop in its iconic little building in Fremont received a 4.87 out of 5, and that was with 52 people weighing … Continue reading

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‘SPLAIN’ survey rates Seattle bike shops by how comfortable women, trans, femme and gender nonconforming people feel there

By Roxanne Robles and Tom Fucoloro Editor’s Note: Roxanne Robles conducted an online survey between September and December of 2019 asking people who identify as women, trans, femme or gender nonconforming to rate how comfortable they feel at 42 Seattle … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 2/12-14: Eastrail closure near I-405/SR-520 interchange

Sound Transit is resurfacing a stretch of the Eastrail between the South Kirkland Park and Ride and the intersection of 120th Ave NE and Spring Blvd in Bellevue. So anyone trying to get through will have to detour via Northrup … Continue reading

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Someone posted an official-looking notice warning of plans to close 2nd Ave bike lane section

This is great. Closing part of the second avenue protected bike lane doesn’t seem consistent with a safe connected all ages and abilities bike network in the city center, Vision Zero, or our climate goals. @MayorJenny @LewisforSeattle @CascadeBicycle @seattledot pic.twitter.com/1uO9dPksud … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Kelli has joined the chat! + Creating ‘virtual traffic jams’ with a red wagon full of phones

(Video transcript) I am very excited to try out an all-new feature for the Bike News Roundup: Video commentary! I will still be posting links to news and other interesting stuff from around the region and around the world like … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Cedar River Trail flooded at 154th SE + Report of Green River Trail closure in Tukwila

We have more trail closure notices to add. The Cedar River Trail underpass at 154th Pl SE is full of water. Luckily, there is a street-level crosswalk that makes for what should be an easy detour. But we aware that … Continue reading

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