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With newly-opened section, the Lake to Sound Trail is tantalizingly close to reaching the regional trail network

Imagine a new trail connecting Tukwila and Seatac to Renton. This trail would tie together the Green River Trail, Interurban Trail, Cedar River Trail and Eastrail, all while accessing rapid transit service. And someday, it could even reach the airport, … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Cedar River Trail closed near Cedar Grove Natural Area until March 2 to repair washout

The Cedar River Trail was washed out during recent heavy rains, and crews will be out working with heavy machinery to finish repairs and paving. So the trail will be closed for 4.5 miles from 154th Pl SE east to … 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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The Eastside Rail Trail grows: Celebrate Renton-to-Bellevue Saturday + A look at Kirkland-to-Spring District

King County will celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Eastside Rail Trail in Renton Saturday. The four-mile segment connects Gene Coulon Park to Newcastle Beach Park. Details from King County: Dear Friend of the ERC, Join King … 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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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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Biking Bis: Cedar River Trail segment will close for most of summer

A half-mile section of the Cedar River Trail between Renton and Maple Valley will be closed for most of the summer due so workers can conduct erosion control work. So if you want to get in a good ride on … Continue reading

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Thief steals two handcycles from Renton paraplegic veteran

A terrible person (or persons) has stolen two handcycles from a Renton man who leads an organization for paralyzed veterans. Ernie Butler, the executive director of the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, reported the bikes stolen November 7. … Continue reading

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Person struck while cycling in Renton dies – UPDATED

Few details are available, but the Seattle Times reports that a person riding a bike near Renton Memorial Stadium at 5:06 p.m. was struck by a car and taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The person was unconscious and unresponsive … Continue reading

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