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Important meetings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Photo album of John Wayne Pioneer Trail at Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association. Click for more

Would you like to see the eastern section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail upgraded to fulfill its promise as a top-notch draw for bicycle tourists traveling across the state of Washington?

Then you’ll want to attend one of three public comment meetings scheduled this month. If you can’t give your thoughts in person, you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/08/important-meetings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Citizens committee will study future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington

Old railroad cut on John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of Ellensburg

An Eastern Washington state legislator is back pedaling on his scheme to close 130 miles of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail and turn it over to private landowners after a public hearing in Tekoa on Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Joe Schmick, at a public meeting with the Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association, agreed to set up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/10/01/citizens-committee-will-study-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-eastern-washington/

Volunteers make improvements to John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern WA

Horse drawn wagon crossing rail-trail bridge near Ellensburg

The attempt by two eastern Washington state legislators to give away 130 miles of public rail-trail to adjacent private landowners is raising more public awareness to the possibilities for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. [See “Proposed land grab threatens eastern John Wayne Pioneer Trail“]

Now a representative of the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/27/volunteers-make-improvements-to-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-eastern-wa/

“Wording error” saved John Wayne Pioneer Trail from private takeover

Cyclists emerge from Snoqualmie Tunne;l

This is scary.

Apparently, a simple typo was the only thing that prevented two eastern Washington legislators from giving away half the length of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail to adjacent landowners. [See my post from yesterday: “Proposed land grab threatens eastern John Wayne Pioneer Trail.”]

The Associated Press reports that the last-minute provision …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/23/wording-error-saved-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-from-private-takeover/

Proposed “land grab” threatens eastern John Wayne Pioneer Trail

John Wayne Pioneer Trail at TrailLink.com

So this is what can happen when one of those treasured abandoned railroad corridors isn’t fully developed into a first-class rail-trail for bicycling, hiking and horseback riding.

A couple of state legislators want the state of Washington to abandon a section of the John Wayne Pioneer TrailĀ and give it to adjacent private landowners. [Update: “Wording …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/22/proposed-land-grab-threatens-eastern-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Controversy delays next paving project on East Lake Sammamish Trail

Delayed section of East Lake Sammamish Trail

A dispute over how many mature trees to preserve along a section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail — and other issues — has delayed upgrading a 1.3-mile segment of the rail-trail.

The rail-trail runs between Redmond and Issaquah for 11 miles. Originally opened as a narrow, crushed rock pathway along the old railroad right-of-way …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/15/controversy-delays-next-paving-project-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail/

Bike trails win funding in Washington state budget; closing Foothills Trail gap

State funding will connect this inaccessible section of trail to the Foothills Trail in Pierce County

Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.

The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/13/bike-trails-win-funding-in-washington-state-budget-closing-foothills-trail-gap/

Bridge closure on Snoqualmie Valley Trail in July

A flight of steps leads from Reinig Road to the trail across the Meadowbrook Bridge

The old Meadowbrook Bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed later this month to allow work crews to replace some rotten portions.

King County Parks said the bridge will be closed from July 20 – 31. Intermittent closures might be necessary ahead of time so the crews can set up for the project.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/09/bridge-closure-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-july/

East Lake Sammamish Trail fully reopens for Fourth of July weekend

Lake views from newly opened trail section

After more than a year, the entire 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish bicycle trail will be open beginning on Friday.

A 2.6-mile section of the rail-trail that links Redmond with Issaquah along the scenic shores of Lake Sammamish has been closed since April 2014 when a grading, paving and landscaping job started.

Contractors finished enough of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/02/east-lake-sammamish-trail-fully-reopens-for-fourth-of-july-weekend/

Burke-Gilman Trail repairs this week; bike trail updates

Snoqualmie Valley Trail closure

Summer time is the best time for road and highway repairs, and I guess that’s true for bike trails as well.

Work is currently underway on the Burke-Gilman, Green River, East Lake Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley bike trails.

For starters, Seattle’s Department of Transportation announced that a contractor would be working on the Burke-Gilman Trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/17/burke-gilman-trail-repairs-this-week-bike-trail-updates/

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