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Trail Alert 2/12-14: Eastrail closure near I-405/SR-520 interchange

Sound Transit is resurfacing a stretch of the Eastrail between the South Kirkland Park and Ride and the intersection of 120th Ave NE and Spring Blvd in Bellevue. So anyone trying to get through will have to detour via Northrup … Continue reading

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Do you travel to or from the Eastside? You gotta give biking the 520 Bridge a try

Biking across the 520 Bridge during a sunny evening commute this week, I was floored by the sheer number of people biking across Lake Washington. I knew demand for a biking connection on this bridge was going to be big, … Continue reading

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The new 520 Bridge Trail brings our region closer together

The trail across the new 520 Bridge opened just before Christmas, opening new possibilities for biking in the region. For example, a trip from downtown Kirkland to UW Station has been cut in half, and you can make it most … Continue reading

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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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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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KOMO: Man injured in terrifying hit and run wants person responsible to apologize

A person driving a white Subaru wagon (Legacy or Outback) took a wide, fast turn into a Kirkland parking lot and stuck John Sullivan who was riding his bike the morning of January 22. But that was just the beginning. … 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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How you can get a taste of the future 520 Trail connecting the Eastside and Seattle

The 520 highway expansion project is a $4.47 billion investment mostly focused on car travel. The planned connections into Seattle remain unfunded by at least $1.6 billion, and the state’s Seattle designs still present a lot of walking and biking safety … 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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No charges for person who killed man walking his dog in a Kirkland crosswalk

Prosecutors for the City of Kirkland will not pursue any charges against the woman who struck and killed Kyle Warnick while he walked his dog in a city crosswalk September 15. He was 43. On a YouCaring page, family members … 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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Join neighbors and Kirkland government leaders for a Friday ‘policy ride’

Kirkland could be on the verge of a walking and biking revolution, and its up to the people who live, work and play there to get behind it. And you have a great chance to do just that tomorrow (Friday) … Continue reading

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NYTimes op-ed cites infamous $42 ticket in 2011 death of John Przychodzen

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the number: 42. That’s how many dollars Nick Natale was fined for veering his work truck onto the shoulder and killing John Przychodzen as he biked on Juanita Drive in the summer … Continue reading

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Kirkland will install bike lanes on 100th Ave, close part of key bike route missing link

The City of Kirkland will install bike lanes on eight blocks of 100th Avenue NE, making the road safer for all users and helping to close a segment of a key bike route between the Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail and downtown … Continue reading

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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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