Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Get Inspired about Snohomish County Parks Trails

Maybe you already know a thing or two about trails in the Snohomish County Parks.  Well here's a story you will enjoy listening to, and I bet you will learn something new about the surprising and very inspiring things happening along those trails.   Jeb and Rich had a great idea for the trails and for out local youngsters.  Snohomish County Parks helped make it happen.

Cascade Hiker Podcast #113 Trails to Success

And after that, think about bringing some of your inspiration and knowledge to the next County Parks Trails Planning outreach meeting on Thursday, June 21st at 5:30pm at the offices for Snohomish County Parks, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA 98296, USA (map)
This will also be the quarterly General Meeting for the Trail Coalition of Snohomish County.  The previous outreach meeting at the same location was a great success, Parks staff brought maps and proposals, and their main goal is to hear from you.
Maybe, like Jeb and Rich, you have a great idea and we can find out how to make it happen!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Next Weeks Events: Arlington Complete Streets workshop and BIKES Club McClinchy Mile

The City of Arlington announces a Complete Streets Workshop

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The City of Arlington with the Toole Design Group will be holding an informational workshop for the Complete Streets program. This workshop will be education and with your added input we can shape the program for the specific needs of our community. This program will influence how our road system and development moves forward and what that means in terms of design, safety, accessibility, aesthetics and maintenance. What does Complete Streets mean? THE COMPLETE STREETS PROGRAM AIMS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF ALL USERS WHEN DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC CORRIDORS ARE PROPOSED WITHIN THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO DRIVE, FAMILY AND COMMUTER CYCLISTS, PEDESTRIANS, PEOPLE WITH ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS, AND PEOPLE WHO USE COMMUNITY TRANSIT ALONG WITH THE AESTHETICS OF OUR STREETS. 
April 26, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Putnam Hall
Address:Arlington Airport Office, 18204 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223

B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County 

McClinchy Mile Bicycle Ride 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 

Arlington, Washington

Loops of 28, 34, or 44 miles or ride multiple loops for 62 or 106 mile century rides.

Beautiful scenery, flat or hilly options and burger and a beer at the end (or in between loops if you prefer). Register in advance, or on the day of the ride (but then the burger & beer cost extra).

McClinchy has been hosted by B.I..K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County for more than 35 years. It is our major fundraiser, and all proceeds go back into local bicycling. In 2017, in addition to supporting our club, we gave $5,000 in grants for bike-related projects in Snohomish County. We regularly fund Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett and bike helmets for low income kids served by Christmas House.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Section of Whitehorse Trail Closed due to Land Slide

Snohomish County Closes Whitehorse Trail Between Centennial Trail and Trafton

EVERETT, Wash., March 21, 2018Snohomish County Parks has closed 2.6 miles of the Whitehorse Regional Trail indefinitely due to significant earth movement. The trail will be closed between the juncture of the Centennial Trail in Arlington to Trafton. The trail was scheduled to be resurfaced and officially opened this fall. Because of the slide, Parks will redirect the resurfacing funds to a different section of trail.

Parks staff will be working closely with Snohomish County Public Works geogoligists to assess the earth movement. We will also work to identify funds for civil engineering and construction to repair and reinforce approximately 1,400 feet of trail and embankment.

While this section of trail has been officially closed for years, many have been using this segment. Any users of this section of the trail are putting themselves and their companions at risk.

For detailed questions, contact Amy Lucas at 425-388-6620 or James Yap 425-388-6610.

Map of closed area on Whitehorse Trail, March 21, 2018