Nicely done video of people who love the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Great job!
King County is planning 16.7 miles of new regional trail that will connect the Eastside like never before and provide the cities of Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville and Redmond with new opportunities for non-motorized recreation and transportation. The opportunities are many, whether it is expanding our transportation options, creating economic and cultural opportunities, protecting natural resources, maintaining access to scenic vistas, or providing recreation around the beautiful Northwest. Alternatives under consideration in the Draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) include placement of the trail on or off of the existing railbed in the corridor, with consideration of the impacts and benefits of each alternative.
King County welcomes your feedback and engagement as they move into the next phase of this exciting project. For ways to review the document and provide comments please follow this link.
Join us for a special leap year celebration to mark the next milestone in King County’s development of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) on Mon., Feb. 29th at 12:30 p.m. at the Wilburton Pump Station in Bellevue.
King County is planning for the development of the non-motorized trail that will cover more than 16 miles of the multi-purpose Eastside Rail Corridor and connect multiple regional trails and the trails in Redmond and Kirkland.
Join leaders from King County and ERC partners on Feb. 29th as we unveil the draft Trail Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and kick off the public review period for the Plan and EIS.
Draft ERC Trail Master Plan Release
When: Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
What: Program begins at 12:30 p.m. and is expected to conclude by 1:15 p.m.
Where: The King County Wilburton Pump Station below the Wilburton Trestle in Bellevue, at the intersection of SE 9th Place 121st Ave SE [map]
Parking is available along the shoulder of SE 9th Place to the east of the facility.
Learn more about the ERC Trail Master Plan at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/eastsiderailcorridor.
Please get in touch with David St John at 206-477-4517 or at email@example.com for more information about this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
For Friends of the CKC and ERC
This is great way to show support for Save Our Trail while participating in the rail removal commemoration. Attend commemoration wearing green with Save Our Trail sign, buttons or whatever you have on Friday, January 8 from 12:30 to approx. 2PM with bike ride on CKC to follow hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club. Bike ride will end at Chainline Brewery. Details are highlighted below.
Ways to help build awareness of our concerns at this event:
In 2016, King County will begin the process of removing the old rails from the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) to make way for future trail and transit uses. Join leaders from King County, Bellevue, Kirkland, the business community, The Trust for Public Land, and Cascade Bicycle Club on Friday, Jan. 8 as we get an early start and pull up a few railroad spikes ourselves.
Help us take out our first railroad spike!
These happenings also help kick off the ERC Summit on Saturday, January 9 at Meydenbauer Center.
There is a meeting of the Eastside Rail Corridor Advisory Council today at Sound Transit in downtown Seattle. Of particular interest will be the 3:15 item on the agenda "Potential Decision - Support for Kirkland's Transit Project". It's not clear that the City of Kirkland has done the necessary outreach to the residents of Kirkland to have a Transit Project.
Here's the agenda:
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.
King Street Center, 8th Floor
298 S King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
1:35 p.m. – Work Plan Update
2:15 p.m. – Owners' Year End Updates
2:45 p.m. – January 9, 2016 ERC Summit Update
3:15 p.m. – Potential Decision - Support for Kirkland's Transit Project
3:30 p.m. – Public Comment
3:45 p.m. – Next Steps and Adjournment
The Eastside Rail Corridor Advisory Council accepts comments here. If you have concerns about adding HCT to the ERC and CKC, let them know.
A Community Gem
Winding through seven neighborhoods on its way through Kirkland between the South Kirkland Park & Ride and Totem Lake, this lush, parklike corridor provides a uniquely relaxing way to connect Kirkland residents, wherever they live.
We're looking forward to keeping you current on all things Eastside Corridor and the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
ERC Advisory Council