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Keep high capacity transit off the Cross Kirkland Trail. It’s a win-win.

WHICH OF THESE TWO IMAGES EXPRESSES YOUR VISION OF our Trail?

Source: Kirkland Views. The Cross Kirkland Trail as it looks today and how it would look under the city's plan.. Note that today, the trail runs down the center to the corridor with a 50 ft natural buffer on both sides. The rendering represents a part of the trail wide enough for both a 16 foot Primary Trail and an 8 foot Side Trail. According to the city, along many parts of the trail, there is not enough space to accommodate buses and both Primary and Side trails. Where bus stops are proposed, considerably more space will be needed.

Get educated on the facts.

Source: City of Kirkland. Note the addition of power lines, separation walls and paving planned for BRT on the Cross Kirkland Trail. The full width of the 100 ft buffer is used.

  1. The City of Kirkland wants Sound Transit to build two Bus Rapid Transit lanes on Our Trail as a part of Sound Transit 3;
  2. During peak times, buses will run every 2-3 minutes;
  3. There is hope: We don't have to put buses on the Cross Kirkland Trail. Buses are best utilized on existing infrastructure including upgraded city streets and I-405 (just like in Bellevue and Redmond). Why is Kirkland trying to reinvent the wheel?
  4. Keep buses off the Cross Kirkland Trail. It's a win-win.
We support preserving the Cross Kirkland Trail and keeping high capacity transit on existing infrastructure designed for that purpose.

 

WE Support preserving our trail for future generations

The City of Kirkland wants Sound Transit to develop Bus Rapid Transit to serve our city. This would destroy our trail by paving two bus lanes and accompanying infrastructure. The compromise position is to preserve the Cross Kirkland Trail for future generations and keep high capacity transit on existing infrastructure like I-405.

Download the presentation given to the Kirkland City Council on Nov. 4, 2015.

Download the presentation given to the Kirkland City Council on Nov. 4, 2015.

Source: City of Kirkland. Map of the Cross Kirkland Trail Adopt-A-Trail program. Click to download PDF.

Source: City of Kirkland. Map of the Cross Kirkland Trail Adopt-A-Trail program. Click to download PDF.

Click here to download the city's presentation promoting BRT on the Cross Kirkland Trail.

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