Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail
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The Mountains to Sound Trail Greenway is a 100-mile landscape surrounding Interstate 90 that stretches from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington. It features hiking and biking trails and a regional trail network used by pedestrians and bicyclists for recreation and transportation. The 3.6-mile trail being studied would close a gap in the Greenway between Factoria Boulevard and Lakemont Boulevard in Bellevue.
In 2013, the city began the final design on the Greenway Trail between Factoria Boulevard SE and 150th Avenue SE. The design follows recommendations made in the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Design Study. The alignment was chosen as part of a study of the entire Eastgate/I-90 corridor (Eastgate/I-90 Land Use and Transportation Project).
The section of the trail between Factoria Boulevard Southeast and 150th Avenue Southeast is currently in design. Design will completed by early 2016. There is no funding for construction at this time.
Background and Community Involvement
There are a number of barriers for cyclists and pedestrians in the Eastgate/I-90 corridor, notably the gap in the Greenway Trail. Many ideas were considered as part of the Eastgate/I-90 Land Use and Transportation Project on how to address the “Eastgate Gap.” Community input represented an important consideration in the assessment of trail alignment options.
The process is summarized in the Outreach Bike Ride Summary Report. Responses indicated that riders prefer the southern alignment because it is the most direct and continuous route. A citizen advisory committee endorse the pathway depicted in the proposed Mountains to Sound Greenway alignment. The alignment was chosen as part of a study of the entire Eastgate/I-90 corridor, the Eastgate/I-90 Land Use and Transportation Project. The city, in partnership with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, completed a design study of trail alignment along the south side of Interstate 90.
Design study documents
Public Involvement - open house displays
- June 25, 2015 Open House
- September 26, 2012 Open House
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the project manager, Chris Masek, at 425-452-4619, or Cmasek@bellevuewa.gov.