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Tuesday Afternoon Theater: Cross-Kirkland Trail construction update

Rail removal on the Cross-Kirkland Corridor is underway, and parts of the corridor will be somewhat walkable/bikeable this fall with a packed gravel interim trail ready by spring 2014. Via Kirkland TV: Progress map:

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Kirkland gets go-ahead to remove tracks from key rail-trail corridor

Kirkland is about to get a new rail-trail. We reported just days ago about ongoing discussions of the entire Eastside Rail Corridor. In fact, we suggested that it could even someday rival Seattle Burke-Gilman Trail as the top trail in … Continue reading

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USA Today calls Burke-Gilman Trail ‘nation’s pride’ + Remembering the 1970s NIMBY fight against it

The USA Today published a list of the best urban trails in the nation last week. Near the top of their list is, of course, Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail. The paper describes it like this: This former rail trail is a … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Ballard Terminal Railroad sues to delay Kirkland trail project

The Ballard Terminal Railroad has filed a Federal lawsuit to stop the City of Kirkland from tearing out unused rail tracks on a segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor through the city. Kirkland recently purchased the segment with the intent … Continue reading

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Tantrum ends: Port approves Eastside Rail Corridor sale

Over a month after the Port of Seattle Commissioners voted to throw a childish tantrum and withhold sale of the Eastside Rail Corridor because they were upset about the plans to build a completely unrelated arena in Seattle, the Commissioners … Continue reading

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Port of Seattle holds Kirkland rail-trail project hostage over arena dispute

I did not care about the debate surrounding a proposed new arena in Sodo—until now. The Port of Seattle has decided to hold hostage a completely unrelated project that could revolutionize travel in Kirkland and the eastside by providing a … Continue reading

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Times: Kirkland rail corridor plans aim high

The City of Kirkland has some big hopes for the 5.75 miles of Eastside Rail Corridor it is on the verge of purchasing from the Port of Seattle (see our previous story). The Seattle Times reports that City Manager Kurt … Continue reading

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