Bus rapid-transit plan along trail draws opposition -- Seattle Times

(Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

(Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

In the Thursday edition of The Seattle Times, one will find an article by Lynn Thompson describing the controversy surrounding the City of Kirkland's plans to promote paving two lanes of Bus Rapid Transit along the Cross Kirkland Trail. In preparation for the article, Lynn walked the trial, met with City Manager Kurt Triplett and with SaveOurTrail.org advocates.

"The gravel bicycle and pedestrian trail along the old Eastside Rail Corridor runs almost six miles across Kirkland, passing through eight of the city’s 13 neighborhoods and through landscapes that vary from wooded hillsides to the sports courts and gleaming offices of the Google campus.

"Plans for the Cross Kirkland Corridor, city officials say, have always included adding high-capacity transit to the 100-foot right of way alongside the existing bicycle trail. But their suggestion to get paved bus lanes on the route added to the Sound Transit 3 project list is stirring opposition among residents who want the trail to remain a natural parkway like the Burke-Gilman Trail."

-- The Seattle Times

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on the future of the Cross Kirkland Trail Thursday night at the Kirkland Performance Center from 6:30 - 9:00pm.

Keeping Kirkland Moving Open House & Community Update

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 6:30pm  9:00pm

Wear your GREEN and let Sound Transit know you don't support buses on the CKC!

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
6:30-7:30 Open House
7:30 - 9:00 Presentation/Q&A

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