Tag: King County

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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King County expands Taylor Mountain Forest; more trails planned

A mountain biking destination near the crossroads town of Hobart just got bigger with a property acquisition and plans to build more trails.

King County says it has acquired a 40-acre “inholding” at Taylor Mountain Forest, located just south of the intersection of Issaquah-Hobart Road and Route 18.

The $692,000 acquisition, located right in the middle of …

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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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King County parks win support for more funding

The King County Parks levy jumped to an early lead for passage in returns counted Tuesday night.

 

In the first round of ballot counting, the $60 million a year levy was winning with nearly 70% of the vote. [All results here.]

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the Cascade Bicycle Club both strongly supported …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/06/king-county-parks-win-support-for-more-funding/