Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Obituary: Robert J. Mason (1958-2022)

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to support Robb’s family. EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to Judi for sending this obituary and photo of Robb. You can find out more about this incident in our previous stories. The July 29 … Continue reading

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Man struck and killed on Harbor Island identified. RIP Robert Mason

The man struck and killed while biking on Harbor Island Friday has been identified as Robert Mason, West Seattle Blog reports. He was 63. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones. Police are still looking for the person … Continue reading

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Driver kills person biking near Spokane Street Bridge then flees the scene

Someone driving struck and killed a 63-year-old man on a bike at the east end of the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle Friday evening. The suspect then fled the scene in a white or silver sedan. Our deepest condolences … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Wittmier completes cross-country ride to raise money for childhood cancer foundation

Seattle’s Ray Wittmier and his friend Gene Woodard just completed a cross-country bike ride as a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research organization based in California. They rode in honor of Maya, a family friend who developed … Continue reading

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Two days before Cascade’s 206-mile STP, ride the much easier Seattle to Bainbridge with Bike Works

Cascade’s Seattle to Portland ride returns this weekend for the first time since 2019. The legendary double century leaves UW starting at 5 a.m. Saturday with most riders finishing Sunday in Portland. If it’s your first time riding such a … Continue reading

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Bainbridge Ferry bicycle waiting area changes + How to stay updated on construction

Starting this week, construction work to replace the old Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal walkway will cause some changes to how biking on the ferry works. The biggest change is that folks may need to wait in lane 6 rather than … Continue reading

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On vacation

Will return next week.

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Deadline to apply for the Bicycle Advisory Board is June 26

The deadline to apply for a spot on the volunteer Bicycle Advisory Board is Sunday, June 26. This term on the Board may be particularly impactful since the Board should play a significant role in crafting the Seattle Transportation Plan, … Continue reading

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People For Bikes ranks Seattle as the #3 bike-friendly big U.S. city

Only Brooklyn and San Francisco ranked higher than Seattle in the 2022 list of the most bike-friendly big (300,000+ population) U.S. cities by national non-profit advocacy organization People For Bikes. Portland, Oregon, ranked 5th behind Queens. These rankings are of … Continue reading

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Do Not Hold The Doors (a Sound Transit music video)

I made a Sound Transit piano. I don’t know why I did it, but I did. So then I wrote a song. Then I made a video for that song. I have no regrets. The samples were from a public … Continue reading

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Add your ideas for improvements to the Seattle Transportation Plan map

The city is currently developing a major, all-inclusive transportation plan they are calling the Seattle Transportation Plan. The plan covers “more than just roads,” according to the city’s online engagement tool. It also includes “sidewalks, bridges, stairways, transit, paths and … Continue reading

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How to bike naked in the revamped Fremont Solstice Parade 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Fremont Solstice Parade is back. And of course that means hundreds of people are getting ready to strip down Saturday (June 18), paint their bodies and ride their bikes ahead of the official … Continue reading

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Thorness: Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Lake Washington Bike Path

The Lake Washington Bike Path turns 125 this year! Or it would if it weren’t torn up in 1905 to build Interlaken Boulevard. Bill Thorness, author of “Cycling the Pacific Coast” and “Biking Puget Sound,” wrote a story for the … Continue reading

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How To Bike In Seattle: Finding a good route

This is part of our ongoing How To Bike In Seattle series, a collection of posts to help folks get rolling around this beautiful place. OK, so you’ve decided you want to start biking around Seattle for transportation. But how … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert 6/13-24: Burke-Gilman Trail work in Kenmore will require slowdowns, possibly some walking

King County Parks will be making pavement repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail between 47th Ave NE and 61st Ave NE in Kenmore between June 13 and 24. The good news is that users will be able to get by the … Continue reading

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Governor Inslee helps introduce new Leafline Trails vision map while on a bike

The Leafline Trails Coalition got a special guest for their online event announcing their new 900-mile regional trails vision: Governor Jay Inslee, who called in from a bike on the Sound to Olympics Trail in Kitsap County. The Governor called … Continue reading

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Shout out to the person I just saw biking in shorts and short sleeves with Bar Mitts still on your handlebars. You’ve been fooled before, and you will not be fooled again. I respect that.

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Building my kid’s loft bed by bike

A water pipe burst inside the wall of my kid’s bedroom a week ago, so it has been a stressful and expensive week of sleeping at a friend’s house, cleaning stuff and waiting for stuff to dry. So much waiting. … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert 6/6: Return of the Montlake Blvd detour

The trail under the 520 Bridge east of Montlake Boulevard will close permanently June 6 as crews begin work on a new biking and walking bridge over the freeway, according to WSDOT. The trail opened in March 2020 and was … Continue reading

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Where are the people demanding safer roadways for driving?

Biking to preschool this morning, as my daughter and I biked across the University Bridge like we do every morning, we saw some Seattle Police boats fishing in the calm waters of Lake Union below us. But they weren’t searching … Continue reading

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