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Which of these awesome bike/walk bridges to Totem Lake is the most awesome?

The City of Kirkland wants to know: Which of these awesome bike/walk bridge designs is the most awesome? The Cross Kirkland Corridor trail effectively ends today at NE 124th Street near the intersection with Totem Lake Blvd NE, but the … Continue reading

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King County Council approves the Eastside Trail Master Plan 9-0

The King County Council approved a master plan for a trail along the Eastside Rail Corridor Monday by a unanimous vote of 9–0. The vote is a key step towards creating the region’s most significant new trail since the Burke-Gilman … 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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Snohomish County buys rail corridor in major regional trail missing link

After lengthy negotiations with the Port of Seattle, Snohomish County purchased a key stretch of rail corridor that could someday link the region’s trail network from Seattle to Skagit County. The purchase process was going strong back in 2013, but … Continue reading

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Ahead of Eastside Trail meetings, sign this petition for an interim trail ‘sooner and cheaper’

The Eastside Trail is poised to revolutionize non-motorized travel on the Eastside, so why wait? Let’s get an interim trail constructed and usable as soon as possible. We already reported on King County’s draft Trail Master Plan, which is now … Continue reading

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Eastside Trail takes big step forward, comments on draft plan due March 31

The Eastside Trail made a big step closer to reality this week when King County released its draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. These plans now head into public outreach, setting the trail up for a summer preferred alignment … Continue reading

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The Bellevue section of the Eastside Trail is going to be unreal

UPDATE: Shortly after posting, Cascade Bicycle Club announced the formation of the Eastside Greenway Alliance, a group of seven organizations that will “will dedicate time and resources to move forward with the goal of a multi-use corridor that will provide … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Eastside Trail with rail spike removal Friday, summit Saturday

It’s very difficult to overstate how huge an impact the Eastside Trail will have on regional bikeability and livability. Traveling through or very near city centers, neighborhoods and employment centers in Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton the trail itself will … Continue reading

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King County will remove old rails on the Eastside Trail + Kirkland plans rapid bus along the trail

King County will remove the rails on the Eastside Trail, a vital step toward creating a walkable and bikeable trail from Woodinville to Renton. The work was proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and approved by the King County … Continue reading

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A closer look at the Eastside Trail plans + Give feedback online

A bikeable and walkable Eastside Trail can’t come soon enough. The rails-to-trails potential for the mostly-defunct Eastside Rail Corridor is immense for growing communities east of Lake Washington. Connecting homes to jobs and new regional trail connections across and along … 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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Three important bike meetings tonight: Missing Link, E Marginal Way + Eastside Trail

I sure hope you want to go to an important bike meeting tonight, because there are three of them at the same time. And they’re all about completely game-changing projects. So if you have the time, go to one of … Continue reading

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Kirkland’s new trail changes everything

There was Kirkland before the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail, and now there is Kirkland after. The city officially opened the interim hardpack gravel trail over the weekend, and now the Eastside city has a flat and safe biking and walking … Continue reading

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Feds reject railroad lawsuit threatening the Eastside Trail, Kirkland section opens soon

The case for freight rail service as a reason to stop to the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail (one part of the Eastside Rail Corridor) always seemed rather weak. But since it would be decided by a Federal agency and laws … Continue reading

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