Tag: Bellevue

Bicycle projects in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Renton get federal funds

Several bicycle and pedestrian projects can go ahead now that the Puget Sound Regional Council on Thursday selected the projects for federal funding. Among the biggest ticket construction items are the Prairie Line Trail ($1.9 million) in Tacoma, Overlake Village Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge ($5 million) in Redmond, the Northrup Way Connection to the State …

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Panel approves trail and rail report for Eastside Rail Corridor

If you’re wondering about the status of that abandoned railroad line stretching between Renton and Snohomish County, it’s as clear as the yellow signs that have been posted alongside the tracks in parts of King County: “This portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) is now under the ownership of King County. The ERC is …

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New bike-ped path opens on West Lake Sammamish Parkway

The official reopening of a 1.2-mile section of West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Bellevue is scheduled for Friday, but the path alongside the road was open to bicyclists on Thursday. The new roadway and path runs between the traffic circle at Sunset Elementary School and Southeast 34th Street. The work comprises a 8- to 10-foot-wide …

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Bicyclists need to be heard in Bellevue (WA)

City planners for Bellevue, home to the BikingBis blog, are beginning to consider a vision for the future in an updated Comprehensive Plan. That future should include the goal of making Bellevue a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Transportation always ranks as a big problem in Bellevue. Part of that stems from belonging to the Seattle …

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Bellevue (WA) seeks to close “missing link” for bicycle riders

You hear a lot about the “missing link” on the Burke Gilman Trail, but there’s also a “missing link” in the Mountains to Sound Greenway trail as it passes through the Eastgate and Factoria sections of Bellevue.

The city of Bellevue is presenting its latest conceptual design plans to close that link with a 3.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail on the south side of Interstate 90 on Wednesday.

The city staff is inviting feedback on its planned route. You can see the general layout of the proposed trail, proposed cross sections and other designs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 26) at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE.

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30 days of biking: Wilburton railroad trestle

Unable to take a bike ride later on Tuesday, I started my day with a 10-mile loop ride after a cup of coffee and a banana.

I headed along Lake Washington again, then headed east under the imposing Wilburton trestle in Bellevue.

One day, this abandoned railway could be a bike trail that stretches from Renton to Snohomish, a distance of 42 miles.

Riding a bike across the trestle would be a blast. Imagine the views …

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