Tag: John Wayne Pioneer Trail
Do you support upgrading the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington so it can live up to its potential as a cross-state off-road route for bicycle travel?
A fight to fund improvements and improve access to the rail-trail east of the Columbia River has been waged by eastern Washington trail advocates for months.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/02/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-meetings-coming-up-in-may/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/17/two-public-hearings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/25/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-supporters-head-to-olympia-seek-more-trail-funding-and-end-to-permits/
Four Eastern Washington towns have issued proclamations supporting the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, as the third and final public hearing on the fate of the rail-trail takes place in Ellensburg tonight.
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg. [More details at the Tekoa Trail & …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/23/eastern-wa-towns-line-up-behind-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-final-meeting-tonight/
About 100 people last week argued the pros and cons of closing about 130 miles of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of the Columbia River.
That first public meeting in Rosalia will be followed up by two others:
Lind — Noon, Monday, Nov. 16th Union Elevator Conference Room (201 S street)
Ellensburg — 6 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/14/support-builds-for-saving-and-improving-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/08/important-meetings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/10/01/citizens-committee-will-study-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-eastern-washington/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/27/volunteers-make-improvements-to-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-eastern-wa/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/23/wording-error-saved-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-from-private-takeover/
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 Trail and give it to adjacent private landowners. [Update: “Wording …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/22/proposed-land-grab-threatens-eastern-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/