Tag Archive: Eastside Rail Corridor

Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/29/petition-supports-using-rail-bed-for-eastside-rail-corridor-bike-trail/

Another small step to create trail on Eastside Rail Corridor

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/08/another-small-step-to-create-trail-on-eastside-rail-corridor/

Big set back for connecting bike trails in King and Snohomish counties

Negotiations to use a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor to connect the towns of Woodinville and Snohomish by rail-trail have been put on hold.

The breakdown in the talks between Snohomish County and the Port of Seattle dashes immediate hopes of expanding a regional rail-trail network that would enable bicyclists to ride from Seattle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/15/big-set-back-for-connecting-bike-trails-in-king-and-snohomish-counties/

Cross Kirkland Corridor bike trail officially opens Saturday

The first section of rail-trail on the main stem of the old BNSF railroad corridor east of Seattle opens in Kirkland on Saturday as the city hosts a “Seahawks-style” celebration.

The official opening of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (see map) puts the city of Kirkland way ahead of its neighboring jurisdictions — King County, Bellevue, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/31/cross-kirkland-corridor-bike-trail-officially-opens-saturday/

Adding a little color to our bike rides

Lots of bicyclists hit the roads this weekend to enjoy the fall colors after a week-long deluge in the Pacific Northwest.

Last week I headed out to Preston in search of fall foliage along the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. This weekend I found the big leaf maples turning a brilliant yellow just a couple of miles from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/02/adding-a-little-color-to-our-bike-rides/

Bike trail ruling by Supreme Court may have limited scope

Most rails-to-trails projects in the US will not be affected by this week’s Supreme Court ruling, according to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

That assessment follows a US Supreme Court ruling (Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust vs the United States) that the federal government could not turn a particular abandoned railroad right-of-way in Wyoming into a bicycle trail. That …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/13/bike-trail-ruling-by-supreme-court-may-have-limited-scope/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/04/panel-approves-trail-and-rail-report-for-eastside-rail-corridor/

Open house for trails and transit on Eastside Rail Corridor is March 30

Rail-to-trail enthusiasts might enjoy an open house and tour on the Eastside Rail Corridor coming up in Renton on March 30.

King County government officials want to call attention to the acquisition of nearly 20 miles of the abandoned BNSF right-of-way, part of the corridor that runs between Renton and the King County line. Redmond, Kirkland and Sound Transit own other parts of the old railroad corridor.

The open house is scheduled from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Seahawks Headquarters and Training Facility at 12 Seahawks Way, Renton. To get there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/14/open-house-for-trails-and-transit-on-eastside-rail-corridor-is-march-30/