Author Archives: Tom Fucoloro

Alert: Interurban North Trail will close for 10 months near Lynnwood Transit Center

Construction to prepare Lynnwood Transit Center for light rail and build a parking garage will close the Interurban North Trail between 52nd Ave W and 44th Ave W for two years starting May 12, according to Sound Transit. This is … Continue reading

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Hey you! Yes, you. Plan a group bike ride!

Marley Blonsky put out a call recently that I support completely: Seattle needs you to plan a group ride. The pandemic all but erased the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar, which was of course the right thing to do. But … Continue reading

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‘This is normal’ – Woman harasses NorthStar Cycling leader while he is biking to a Hood Canal gravel road

Heading out on your bike for a holiday weekend in search of a quiet gravel road is one of the best ways to get away. But as Edwin Lindo’s experience this weekend shows, racism follows people into the woods. And … Continue reading

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Did the WA Supreme Court just gut press protections for many independent journalists?

In Washington State, a news corporation now has more free press protections than an independent journalist. That seems to be the outcome of a somewhat surprising Washington Supreme Court decision this week, which potentially gutted the state’s Shield Law that … Continue reading

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Bike shortage shows very few signs of easing up before 2022

COVID-19 broke global bicycle supply chains, resulting in long waits for new bikes and making bike parts harder for shops to stock. King 5 recently talked to two Lynnwood shops, Gregg’s Lynnwood Cycle and Harvy’s Bikes, about the shortage and … Continue reading

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Bike Works turns 25 this year + Register now for their excellent annual auction

Bike Works is turning 25 years old! How cool is that? That’s a quarter century of bike wrenching, teaching and youth programming in Columbia City. The organization has long had an excellent annual fundraiser auction. Of course, the pandemic isn’t … Continue reading

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With new name, Move Redmond expands its walk/bike/transit advocacy + ‘Making Bicycling Accessible for All’ panel Wednesday

The Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association is now “Move Redmond.” That seems like a good name change, though I may be biased since my spouse Kelli works for Move Redmond as the Advocacy and Communications Director. But it is a … Continue reading

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Bike Everywhere Day is Friday! It may be reduced in scale, but still a great excuse to get up early to ride

There’s no rally downtown, no after-party in Ballard and only a fraction of the community-created “celebration stations” in a typical year. But hey, Bike Everywhere Day 2021 is still an excuse to to ride your bike Friday, so it’s still … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Watch the new headlines show!

The Bike News Roundup is back! And I’m trying out a new format for a news headlines video. It’s short and (hopefully) entertaining. Check it out and tell me what you think. Stories highlighted in the Headlines Show: Vote for … Continue reading

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NorthStar Cycling Club featured in Time Magazine

Very cool to see Seattle’s NorthStar Cycling Club in Time Magazine this week. The young club is featured as part of the issue’s Visions of Equity project as an example of “How Communities of Color Have Found Strength, Joy and … Continue reading

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Text message cover-up shows Mayor Durkan is unfit for office

Mayor Jenny Durkan, then-Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins all deleted or otherwise lost their text messages from the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in Seattle history. The mayor has hidden the loss … Continue reading

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Saturday: Memorial walk and ride for Mike Colmant near Seward Park

Mike Colmant was a father, grandfather, triathlete, and Deputy Director at Boeing Field. He was biking on Seward Park Ave S just north of Wilson Ave S when someone drove on the wrong side of the road and struck him, … Continue reading

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Last chance to tell the Feds: Make our national road standards safer

There is a book that gives traffic engineers across the nation guidelines for how to design streets and highways, and the Federal Highway Administration is updating it right now. Unfortunately, the current draft of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control … Continue reading

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Now streaming at NW Film Forum: Phoebe’s Father, a family drama with lots of Seattle biking scenes

You have until Sunday (5/16) to stream Phoebe’s Father from the Northwest Film Forum website. And you should! Tickets are sliding scale $5–$25 ($10 suggested) for a 48-hour streaming rental. We wrote about the film back in 2015 when it … Continue reading

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Bike lanes coming to Eastlake Ave between Stewart and Fairview, work starts this summer

SDOT and King County Metro are getting ready to redesign a significant stretch of Eastlake Ave E from Stewart Street in South Lake Union (near REI) to Fairview Ave N in Eastlake. The changes will happen in two phases with … Continue reading

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Support Ryan Packer’s reporting

Ryan Packer was the Temporary Editor of Seattle Bike Blog for the entire winter as I worked on completing the first draft of a book. During that time, they reported many important stories such as this report about an internal … Continue reading

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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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