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Construction begins on penultimate segment of the E Lake Sammamish Trail

King County has started construction to pave 1.3 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, bringing the key walking and biking link between Redmond and Issaquah that much closer to completion. The trail, funded by a combination of Federal, state … Continue reading

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$10M committed to rehab historic trestle. Can the Eastside Trail open by 2020?

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Governor Jay Inslee shared the podium Tuesday to announce $10 million dollars in funding commitments from local, regional, state and private partners to rehab the most difficult and stunning parts of the planned Eastside … Continue reading

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White Center’s newest playground also helps kids learn to bike safely

It’s been a while since I was a kid, but I remember spending hour-upon-hour playing games where I pretended to do mundane things my parents did. I scanned play vegetables across a cash register (I don’t think I understood how … Continue reading

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Be prepared for Burke-Gilman Trail detour in Lake Forest Park starting Monday

King County Parks will remove 40 poplar trees along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park starting next week. This work will require trail detours for two weeks, so be prepared. Luckily, the detours don’t look bad, using nearby low-traffic … Continue reading

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For community fun and safety education, White Center will get state’s first ‘traffic garden’

With mini versions of streets, traffic control signs, crosswalks and other elements of a real life street, a traffic garden is a safe and fun place for people (especially kids) to learn and practice the rules of the road. Such … Continue reading

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Help guide the Eastside Trail master plan

The Eastside Trail will change the region forever, and it can’t become bikeable soon enough. The good news is that King County Parks has begun work on an Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Master Plan, and they need your feedback … Continue reading

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King County fighting to maintain safe E Lake Sammamish Trail design

King County Parks is in a legal battle with the City of Sammamish over plans to complete the E Lake Sammamish Trail between Redmond and Issaquah. And due to this battle, construction has been delayed on Segment A near Issaquah. … Continue reading

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King County working on Burke-Gilman north of Seattle, expect delays – UPDATED

King County is “ditching” along the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of the Seattle border, so leave time for delays of up to 15 minutes for the next week and a half. This information comes from an alert we just received … Continue reading

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Newly-paved section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is now open

The newest paved section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail has opened, and it’s far more than just a trail. King County recently opened a 2.6-mile segment of the rail-trail stretching south from the segment already paved in Redmond. A … Continue reading

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Terrible summer biking news: Key section of Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed until Halloween

Summer just took a bike adventure hit. King County will close a small-but-key section of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Duvall and Carnation. The amazing rail trail — which mostly has a very bikeable hardpack gravel surface — will be … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail closed in Lake Forest Park today for emergency tree removal

King County Parks sent out a notice Tuesday morning warning of an emergency closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail near Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park. A tree has become unstable near the trail bridge, and crews expect to work through … Continue reading

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Small Burke-Gilman work zone in Lake Forest Park this week

To get the McAleer Creek bridge ready for fall rains, King County Park will need to work on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park this week. So be ready to dismount and walk through the short work area. Details … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: King County installs trail-connecting protected bike lane + other trail alerts

King County has installed a protected bike lane on SE High Point Way to connect the Issaquah-Preston and Preston-Snoqualmie Trails. The 0.7-mile two-way protected bike lane may be the first modern protected bike lane in unincorporated King County, Biking Bis … Continue reading

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Mural painting starts in Burke-Gilman tunnel, Green River Trail bridge will be repaired

King County Parks has two trail notices in the area this month, one on the Burke-Gilman and one on the Green River Trail. First, artists and volunteers began painting a mural in the Wayne Tunnel of the Burke-Gilman Trail in … Continue reading

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Trail updates: Sammamish River Trail repaving + More UW Station detour changes

Here’s a look at some work on major trails in the region next week you should be aware of. First up, King County will repave sections of the Sammamish River Trail near 60 Acres Park in Redmond. Details from King … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge burns, police arrest suspected arsonist

Police have arrested a man they say set fire to a staircase and structure where the Snoqualmie Valley Trail crosses the Snoqualmie River near SE Reinig Rd. The fire started shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, and fire crews were able … Continue reading

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King County will spend $140,000 patrolling trails

Here’s an odd press release I got late Friday: King County will spend a stunning $140,000 to police the trail system this summer. Now, of course people should be safe and follow the rules when using trails. And some police … Continue reading

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County will close Bothell-area trail tunnel for nighttime work

People who use the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Bothell area should plan on King County workers closing the tunnel near Wayne Golf Course for overnight repair work. To help keep the trail open for commute hours and busier daytime use, … Continue reading

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County Trail Updates: Cedar River Trail section closed this week + More

King County is working on a couple area trails in the coming months, leading to some temporary closures. Biking Bis has done a great job staying on top of all the closures and schedules. Below is a brief summary (see … Continue reading

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Tree removal in Lake Forest Park will cause delays on Burke-Gilman Trail

If you’re heading through Lake Forest Park today or tomorrow, you might want to factor in some delay time as crews remove some cottonwood trees. Details from King County Parks: We’re going to be removing a pair of high-risk cottonwood … Continue reading

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