The Cross Kirkland Corridor is part of a regional network of trails and transit.
The CKC is one section of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC), which runs along 42 miles of former rail line between Renton and Snohomish. The ERC is close to other regional trails in King County, such as the Burke-Gilman Trail, the Sammamish River Trail (SRT), and the future Redmond Central Connector. A one-mile interim trail segment extending from the CKC into Bellevues Spring District (with planned connection to SR 520 Trail) will open by the end of 2017.
The SRT runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” The SRT is paved, and a separate soft-surface path runs parallel to the trail between Woodinville and Marymoor Park. The trail also provides access to the Redmond Powerline Trail and Bear Creek Trails in Redmond. A trail extension connects to the East Lake Sammamish Trail via Marymoor Park.
Other communities in the United States have developed abandoned rail corridors as multi-use corridors. To learn more, visit Rails to Trails Conservancy or American Trails.
Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council
The rail-banked portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor 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 (RAC) to maintain a collaborative, regional planning process for the ERC.
Sound Transit plans, builds, and operates express bus, light rail, and commuter train services that serve the urban areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. They own a transportation easement on the ERC, which includes the CKC. The region passed a Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure in November 2016. Included in that ballot measure were two CKC related items: light rail from South Kirkland to Issaquah and a High Capacity Transit Environmental Study from Bothell to Bellevue via Kirkland. For more information on Sound Transit projects contact email@example.com or 206-398-5000.
Cascade Bicycle Club
American Volkssport Association
Other Multi-Modal Trails
The High Line (New York City, NY)
The San Antonio River Walk (San Antonio, TX)
See you on the CKC!