Eastside Rail Corridor - Regional Trail
Draft Trail Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement released!
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.
We welcome your feedback and engagement as we move into the next phase of this exciting project. For ways to review the document and provide comments please see below.View the Document Here:
Volume 1: Draft Master Plan & EIS
Download Volume 1 files by chapter:
Volume 2: Preliminary Plans for Build Alternatives (On-Railbed and Off-Railbed Trail Alignments)
Download Volume 2 files by segment:
Printed copies of the Draft Master Plan and EIS can be viewed at the following King County Libraries:
Attend an Open House in March to learn more and share your input:
Thursday, March 17
Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Tuesday, March 22
Kennydale Elementary School
1700 NE 28th St
Renton, WA 98056
Thursday, March 24
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
We want to hear from you! How to comment on the Draft Master Plan and EIS:
- Provide comments online http://erc-masterplan-comments.questionpro.com
- Email comments to ERCtrail@kingcounty.gov (use this option if you wish to attach a file with your comments)
- Submit comments by mail to King County Parks, Attn: Erica Jacobs; 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 700; Seattle, WA 98104
The public comment period will be open from February 29, 2016 through March 31, 2016.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Eastside Rail Corridor!
With this interactive Story Map, created by Trust for Public Land in partnership with King County Parks, you can tour each segment of the corridor and zoom in to view features of the surrounding landscape and community amenities in close proximity to the ERC.
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The Eastside Rail Corridor is part of a 42-mile rail line once owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF). When BNSF decided to sell, King County joined with other partners to preserve this valuable corridor and place it in public ownership.
The ERC is owned and managed by King County, the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, Sound Transit, and Puget Sound Energy. These owners work together through the Regional Advisory Council to maintain a collaborative, regional planning process for the ERC, with the goal of achieving connectivity and multiple uses in the corridor.
KPLU Interview: Department of Natural Resources and Parks director, Christie True sits down to speak public input on the ERC
It Begins: County Executive removes first spike from outdated rails. Read the press release.
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