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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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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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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Public officials are looking for some input on mountain biking trails in Kirkland and the Spruce Railroad Trail over on the Olympic Peninsula.
Remember, if you don’t speak up now, you don’t really have a right to grouse later.
Big Finn Hill
At left is a bridge over Denny Creek in Big Finn Hill Park. It was funded and built by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance in cooperation with neighbors and the King County parks department….
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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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