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Saturday: Expedia will open revamped Elliott Bay Trail with celebration and bike ride

Top-down design concept fo the remade curve and open space of the Elliott Bay Trail.
The most significant change to the existing trail will be an expansion of the park space and rounding of the trail route at the mouth of Smith Cove. Design image from Expedia.

Expedia has been working on rebuilding a section of the Elliott Bay Trail near their under-construction future headquarters in Interbay for the past year, and they’re nearly ready to unveil the new trail and open space improvements.

They’re hosting a celebratory walk and bike ride Saturday morning with Cascade Bicycle Club. So if you want to be among the first to bike the new trail, get down there at 8 a.m. 

The centerpiece of the remake is a wider curve where the trail transitions from the industrial Smith Cove area to the Elliott Bay waterfront. Formerly a sharp turn in the trail with a sudden, breathtaking vista, the new trail comes with new open space so people can actually stop and enjoy the view. And this view is one of the best in the city.

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Details from Expedia:

We’re excited to unveil the enhanced Elliott Bay Trail near our new Seattle campus.

Join Expedia Group and Cascade Bicycle Club for a morning bike ride or stroll and learn more about the trail, the campus and our efforts to protect the local environment and improve public waterfront access.

Stop by to enjoy coffee and snacks!

When: Saturday, September 7; 8 to 11 a.m.

Where: Elliott Bay Trail near the new Expedia Group Seattle campus

Trail opening celebration flyer from Expedia. Text is quoted later in this post.

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8 responses to “Saturday: Expedia will open revamped Elliott Bay Trail with celebration and bike ride”

  1. I bitched about this closure when it was announced, but the city did a good job of providing a safe detour that prioritized bikes. I was pleasantly surprised. The new space sounds pretty great.

  2. kDavid

    Sounds great! I am looking forward to riding this. Should the event be posted on your calendar?

  3. Ballard Biker

    No more deadman’s curve in the pitch black? Awesome!

    Does anyone know if the trail is still on private property through this area or did Expedia deed it to Seattle?

    1. Dave R

      According to the Seattle Times article it’s still private. Was also surprised to learn that 7th ave section is owned by Amazon.

      1. Andreas

        The phrasing in that article def suggests Amazon owns the cycletrack on 7th Ave, but clicking thru to the relevant article, the wording there suggests that Amazon paid for the 7th Ave cycletrack and related signal installation in exchange for the city vacating several alleys that ran thru their property. I didn’t dig into the quarter-section maps or property records, but pretty sure the cycletrack is in public ROW (it’s between the sidewalk and the roadway, after all) and the author of the Expedia article just misread the earlier article.

  4. Southeasterner

    I’m going to miss the flaggers on the detour. They are a lot of fun and did a great job on prioritizing bike and ped traffic.

  5. Sheep

    Spoiler alert: this was open for the evening commute Friday and it was gorgeous! Neat park, green space, smooth pavement, separation of bike vs peds

  6. Skylar

    I rode it today, and Expedia did a great job redesigning the trail. It’s safer for both cyclists and pedestrians, and also more picturesque. Now if only we could get the Port to improve the Interbay portion of the trail…

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