Tag: rails to trails
The last interruption of a completely off-road bicycle ride from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line is gone.
Crews in Arlington have rerouted and finished paving a one-mile segment of the Centennial Trail that previously had shared 67th Avenue with cars and trucks as it approached downtown from the south.
The completion …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/14/last-gap-on-centennial-trail-is-open-for-bicycle-traffic/
This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.
The 2.5-mile north Sammamish segment will be closed beginning Monday so contractors can begin upgrading the narrow gravel trail into a 12-foot-wide paved …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/19/upgrades-and-paving-for-east-lake-sammamish-trail-this-spring/
When I stumbled across this scene on Sunday, I thought I had come upon one of the many road construction projects in Seattle.
But no, I was in Lacey, a neighbor of Olympia. Asking around, I learned that this construction job is actually a bicycle-pedestrian bridge that will complete the final missing link in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/14/bridging-the-gap-on-chehalis-western-trail-in-lacey/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/13/bike-trail-ruling-by-supreme-court-may-have-limited-scope/
The bronze statue of a woman dressed in early 20th century garb riding a bicycle is returning to the Riverton Park on the Spokane River in Couer d’Alene.
The statue, dubbed Kate, was stolen in early January. Thieves had removed the woman, leaving the bicycle behind. (A rare case in which the bicycle was not …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/11/kate-the-cyclist-is-returning-to-couer-dalene-idaho/
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a group of Wyoming landowners on Monday in a case that could create a costly and major stumbling block for the rails-to-trails program.
The court ruled that when the federal government gave away land to private landowners under an 1875 law, and that land was later …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/10/supreme-court-ruling-deals-uncertain-future-for-rails-to-trail-program/
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for maps, especially older ones. Sometimes I think that’s one reason I like to explore by bicycle — it gives me a chance to follow those blue lines on a map at a snail’s pace.
So you can imagine my reaction when the Mountains to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/30/vintage-washington-map-shows-todays-rails-to-trail-network/
See update, March 10, 2014 — “Supreme Court ruling deals uncertain future for rails-to-trails program.”
A Wyoming landowner’s challenge to a law that helps establish rail-trails for bicyclists and others on abandoned railroad right-of-ways could add a layer of uncertainty to development of rails to trails in the future.
There could be implications in Washington …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/15/supreme_court_battle_threatens_rail_trails/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/04/panel-approves-trail-and-rail-report-for-eastside-rail-corridor/
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail — stretching for 253 miles across two-thirds of Washington state — now leads the list of longest rail-trail conversions in the U.S. [This story is from 2013; the trail is now (2021) named the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. It was surpassed in length by the addition to a …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/22/10-longest-rail-trails-for-bicycling-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-leads-the-list/