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King County will celebrate the Eastside’s ‘Traily McTrailface’ July 20

Drum roll, please 🥁! Join us on July 20 at the Redmond Central Connector Park and be the first to see the Eastside Rail Corridor’s new name. To help us celebrate we will have live music, a bike rodeo for … Continue reading

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Proposed $738M King County Parks levy would fund Eastside, Lake Sammamish and Lake to Sound Trails

About 80 percent of the King County Parks budget comes from a levy that goes to voters every six years, and King County Executive Dow Constantine is proposing an even bigger levy to send to voters this autumn for 2020–25. … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman blocked by downed tree in Bothell until Tuesday

A large tree fell over the weekend and has blocked the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, and King County Parks says it cannot remove the tree until Tuesday. The tree is blocking the trail at about 91st Ave NE, a tricky … Continue reading

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Would you bike on the ‘E?’ How about the ‘Eastway?’

As we reported previously, King County is trying to come up with a better name for the Eastside Rail Corridor, and they have narrowed it down to four finalists: The E, The Eastrail, The 425 and the Eastway. You can … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Open house for stunning Eastside Trail Wilburton segment

King County Parks will show off the latest plans for what could easily become one of the most stunning segments of trail in the region: The Eastside Trail through Wilburton. The open house is 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at … Continue reading

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Penultimate section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail opens today

A hard-fought, 1.2-mile section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail finally opens today after more than a year of construction and many, many years of planning and advocacy. King County Parks is hosting an opening celebration at 2 p.m. today … Continue reading

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You can now take a bus hiking on weekends, and there are spaces for bikes

King County Metro and King County Parks have partnered to launch a new transit-to-trailheads service that starts tomorrow. And each shuttle will have two spaces for bicycles. The shuttle starts at Issaquah Transit Center and makes stops at trailheads throughout … Continue reading

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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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