An Eastside trail better than the Burke-Gilman? Open house today will discuss rail corridor

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Map showing corridor ownership

Could the Eastside Rail Corridor trail rival the Burke-Gilman Trail as the best trail in the region?

The Eastside Trail Advocates think so. But you are needed to help shape the future of the trail, which could be a walking and biking game changer for Eastside communities.

There is an open house tonight (Wednesday) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall (450 110th Ave. NE) to discuss the corridor and gather feedback.

A group calling themselves the Eastside Trail Advocates are thinking big and urge people to attend and voice support for a high quality paved trail:

The Regional Advisory Council has a draft of recommendations and their final recommendations are due out in mid to late September, so this may be the last opportunity for community input. This Corridor looks to be the biggest and best opportunity for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on the Eastside (an possibly regionally, look out Burke Gilman ;-) I would hope to inspire people to let the RAC know just what kind of trail they want on this corridor. I am hearing lots of support with people I’ve talked with for a paved commuter path and one that is big enough for pedestrians and slower speed cyclists to share with the faster commute and “peleton” traffic.  I’m hoping you can help me get the word out about this meeting. More info is at the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Committee Website www.kingcounty.gov/erc.

More meeting details:

Join us Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall at 450 110th Ave. NE in downtown Bellevue for an open house to learn about the planning efforts for the Eastside Rail Corridor.

This informational event is an opportunity to learn more about how the region is working together to maximize the benefits of the rail corridor located between Renton and Woodinville. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and comment cards will allow residents to share thoughts on what they would like to see for the corridor.

The open house is hosted by the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council, which includes representatives from King County, Kirkland, Redmond, Puget Sound Energy and Sound Transit.  Cities and stakeholders along the corridor are also involved in comparing and combining planning efforts.

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5 Responses to An Eastside trail better than the Burke-Gilman? Open house today will discuss rail corridor

  1. Al Dimond says:

    The trail is pretty much bikeable between NE 60th and South Kirkland P&R if you have wide-ish tires and a sense of adventure. I walk or bike it often coming home on days I work in Kirkland. It’s getting pretty popular as a walking spot at least.

  2. Al Dimond says:

    Did anyone make it out to this thing? I went to Bellevue then realized I’d forgotten my bike lock and had to go home…

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