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 Cross Kirkland Corridor
is a 5.75 mile segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor and is owned by the City of Kirkland. The other portions of the entire 44-mile corridor are owned by the Port of Seattle
. The Port of Seattle purchased the entire corridor from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
in 2009. 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.
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. Read an April 2013 Overview
of the City's current interests about the Interim Trail and Master Plan.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Cross Kirkland Corridor