Category: Bike trails
Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.
WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/new-520-bike-path-scheduled-for-may-opening/
Seattle’s new floating bridge across Lake Washington had its grand opening this weekend, and some 7,000 bicycle riders joined the party in the inaugural Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday.
The Cascade Bicycle Club presented the bike ride, which also featured a trip through downtown Seattle on the closed-for-the-morning Interstate 5 express lanes. It was …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/03/emerald-city-bike-ride-provides-bikes-only-tour-of-new-bridge/
There’s going to be a big party for bicyclists and pedestrians on the new Evergreen SR 520 Bridge across Lake Washington all weekend.
Early Saturday, nearly 10,000 people are expected for a fun run and walk onto the State Route 520 bridge starting at Husky Stadium. A ribbon-cutting is planned at 10:30 and Guinness Book …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/31/didnt-register-for-emerald-city-bike-ride-you-can-still-ride-onto-the-new-floating-bridge-from-the-eastside/
Except for an occasional bird-watcher or coyote on the tracks, things outwardly might seem quiet on the Eastside Rail Corridor that runs north from Renton.
Things are happening behind the scenes, however.
Advocates are pushing a petition that supports the “on rail-bed” option in the Eastside Regional Trail draft master plan that covers 16.7 miles …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/29/petition-supports-using-rail-bed-for-eastside-rail-corridor-bike-trail/
The issue of preserving and upgrading the 253-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail must be rising on the radar screen of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
After years of neglect, the abandoned railroad corridor in eastern Washington will be the subject of two public hearings in March. Here are the details as released by …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/17/two-public-hearings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
As a reader from St. Louis suggests, “crazy season has come early to Missouri.”
At least that’s the case for one legislator, Republican Rep. Jay Houghton of Martinsburg.
It started with his HB 2046, which would require all bicycles using “lettered” county roads to display a fluorescent orange flag suspended 15 feet above the road …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/16/proposed-laws-affecting-missouri-bicyclists-defy-logic/
Supporters of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail should probably thank the two state legislators who mounted a muddled attempt last year to give away one-third of the 253-mile-long rail-trail in eastern Washington to adjacent landowners.
The ploy, spoiled by a simple typo in a state budget item, galvanized trail advocates into action after a series …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/25/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-supporters-head-to-olympia-seek-more-trail-funding-and-end-to-permits/
A town in the scenic Okanogan region of northern Washington state is banking on bicycle tourism to improve the local economy.
The People for Bikes nonprofit granted $1,250 to the Borderlands Historical Society in Oroville to make improvements that will cater to bicycling visitors.
The grant will help pay for installation of a bicycle repair …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/18/grant-boosts-bicycle-tourism-in-wa-town-more-people-for-bikes-awards-given/
[Update: April 25 — The bridge bike path set to open in middle to late May ] Get ready to pop the corks on your water bottles in celebration. The bike trail on the soon-to-be-completed Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington is set to open in April.
A grand opening ceremony for the 1.5-mile-long …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/12/highway-520-bike-trail-opens-in-april-big-bike-ride-planned/
A full year after Kirkland opened a six-mile bicycling trail on its section of the Eastside Rail Corridor, King County held a ceremony on Friday to remove some railroad spikes on its 12-mile share of the old rail corridor.
The real work of removing the rails won’t begin until early 2017, another year down the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/08/another-small-step-to-create-trail-on-eastside-rail-corridor/