Connectivity to schools, parks, businesses and neighborhoods. Multi-modal transportation opportunities. A recreation and business corridor that reflects Kirkland’s commitment to balanced transportation, economic development, and parks, open spaces and recreational services. The City’s vision for the Cross Kirkland Corridor
is fast becoming a reality.
Kirkland is one of the region’s most livable communities with its desirable blend of work and leisure. A commitment to a healthy environment and healthy lifestyle with opportunities to work close to home, school, and services, makes Kirkland attractive to those who create businesses here, those who live here, and those who are visiting. The Kirkland community has long recognized the importance of this corridor and its potential as a world-class, world-famous, example of sustainability and livability.
The Cross Kirkland Corridor
is a 5.75 mile segment of the 44-mile Eastside Rail Corridor. The Eastside Rail Corridor runs from Renton, WA to Snohomish, WA. The City purchased the Cross Kirkland Corridor from the Port of Seattle
in April 2012. In August 2012, the Port of Seattle approved the sale of portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County and in December 2012, the King County Council unanimously voted to purchase a 15.6-mile portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor
. In 2010, the City of Redmond purchased a "spur" within its city limits (Redmond Central Connector
) and King County is interested in developing the corridor as dual-use.
Kirkland residents and business have shown their strong support of the Corridor by approving a permant property tax parks levy
in 2012 that provides funding the maintenance and operation of the Corridor and for the construction of an Interim Trail
. Additionally, individuals, companies, and neighborhood groups have pledged a committment to keep the Corridor clean through the "Adopt a Trail" program
. As of May 2013, all but one of the 23 one-quarter mile segments have been adopted.(Adopt-A-Trail Map
PDF 828 KB) If your are interested in supporting the Corridor in this way, please read the "Frequently Asked Question" Handout
(PDF 206 KB) and contact Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City is committed to keeping the community and beyond informed about the status of the Corridor. Read an April 2013 Overview
of the City's current interests about the Interim Trail
and Master Plan
. In early 2013, the City launched a comprehensive public involvement campaign called "Kirkland 2035
: Your Voice. Your Vision. Your Future." This campaign will provide many opportunities for public input on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Cross Kirkland Corridor
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