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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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BikeWA: State has chance to invest in vital walking and biking trails throughout the state

Washington State has many incredible opportunities for expanding and connecting regional walking and biking trails. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition and its many partners are working to get a list of valuable trails on the state’s capital construction budget, … Continue reading

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Kirkland Greenways featured on Kirkland TV, meeting Wednesday

Kirkland Greenways is off to a running start, growing the call for a network of safe neighborhood streets where people of all ages and abilities in the Eastside city can walk or bike comfortably and safely. The group was recently … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways take root on the Eastside

Imagine a network of calm, mostly residential streets near your home, neighborhood school and local business district optimized for safe travel on foot and by bike for people of all ages. Interested? Of course you are! It’s an idea that … 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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Man who killed Nakatani in Kirkland could face four years in jail

Nathan Godwin has two glasses of champagne, one “Adios Motherfucker” (a mix of five different hard liquors), one beer, smoked a blunt and took prescription Suboxone and Lexapro before getting behind the wheel of a Ford Excursion, driving 60 in … Continue reading

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Kirkland may purchase 5.75-mile rail corridor, build new trail

UPDATE: The Kirkland Council approved the deal, Biking Bis reports. Original story: The City of Kirkland will consider the purchase of 5.75 miles of a rail corridor through the city. One likely use for the corridor would be a new … Continue reading

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Person killed biking home from work identified as Bradley Nakatani

Bradley Nakatani, 36, was biking to his Kirkland home after work when he was struck and killed by an impaired driver in a speeding Ford Excursion. The software engineer was dead by the time medics arrived. Coworkers, friends and family … Continue reading

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Suspected drunk driver kills person biking in Kirkland – UPDATED

A 35 year-old man from Bellevue was struck and killed just before 3 a.m. Thursday, and the person driving the SUV has been booked on suspicion of drunk driving. The collision occurred at 132nd Avenue NE and NE 124th St … Continue reading

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Teen who killed Przychodzen in Kirkland gets $42 ticket

$42 for an “unsafe lane change.” That is the penalty against the teenage driver who drove onto the shoulder of Juanita Drive in Kirkland and killed John Przychodzen earlier this summer. From the P.I.: “Unfortunately, unless a person’s driving recklessly, … Continue reading

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Lawyer for Przychodzen’s family looking for witnesses to deadly collision

Attorneys for the family of John Przychodzen are looking for witnesses who have any information about the collision that took his life the afternoon of July 22 (Friday). His funeral will be held Friday near his family in Hartford, Conn. … Continue reading

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KIRO: Przychodzen’s family will talk to Kirkland about Juanita Dr safety

The family of John Przychodzen is mourning his death, which came less than a year after he moved to the area from Connecticut. The Kirkland man was struck from behind while he was riding his bicycle northbound on Juanita Drive … Continue reading

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People who attacked man cycling NW of Mt Rainier charged with assault

Early this month, Ron Wingerson was riding his bike on a road near South Prairie, northwest of Mt Rainier Park, when a car full of young people came up behind him. Suspects in the car yelled at him and one … Continue reading

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Person cycling in Kirkland dies after truck strikes him from behind

A person riding a bicycle on Juanita Drive in Kirkland died Friday afternoon after a truck struck him from behind before crashing into a utility pole. It does not appear the 18-year-old driver was using a cell phone or impaired … Continue reading

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