Friday, February 7, 2020

An invitaion from Leafline Trails Coalition

Members of our Snohomish County Trail Coalition have been attending a regional group effort facilitated by King County, exploring the need for a larger regionally connected organization that will promote regional trail connections.  The organization has chosen the name Leafline Trails Coalition.

King County Parks, Snohomish County Parks and Tourism, and Metro Parks Tacoma are part of this effort to improve community connections and resources for finding trails and perhaps to focus a regional strategy that will help the trails and trail users.

Here is a part of their latest outreach:

Welcome to the Leafline Trails Coalition!

Leafline Trails sign

We've got a new name and look

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on logos. We’re excited to unveil the final logo and start using it and our new name. Since regional trails are now the Leafline Trails Network, that makes us the Leafline Trails Coalition!
It’s time to start implementing our new style out on the trails. Next week's meeting will largely feature a presentation and workshop by Alta Planning + Design about how to make our trails more accessible and welcoming through wayfinding. After the presentation we'll discuss barriers and strategies to getting improved wayfinding with our new look and feel out onto our trails. Since the majority of the meeting will be focused on this subject, you can find general Coalition business updates below.

Join us at the next Leafline Trails Coalition meeting at Mercer Island Community Center, February 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Add it to your calendar!

Monday, October 28, 2019

WSDOT Online Active Transportation Plan and map resource

This outreach came in from Washington State Department of Transportation.  It should be of interest to those of you who would like to investigate and perhaps comment on plans the State is working on to enhance and improve Active Transportation.  If you go to the online open house I would especially recommend following the link to the maps being developed to show “Level of Stress” for pedestrians and bicyclists on State routes and major highways.  They are interesting to investigate and could be useful resource for planning walking and bicycling activity for places you might like to go and are unfamiliar with.   There is also an option to submit comments.

Washington Active Transportation Plan

Visit us online! 

Our online open house is now live and ready for you to read and respond by Nov. 30. What you'll find there:
  • Upcoming events where you can talk with WSDOT staff about active transportation
  • Our state routes analysis: How we're creating decision-making tools to help us identify and prioritize future changes
  • Maps for your feedback: State routes color-coded by Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) and a form for your comments about what you think of this approach. (What is LTS anyway? We explain in the online open house.)
  • A questionnaire that asks:
    • Information about you to help us understand whether we have received responses from a sample that represents all Washington residents.
    • What you do for transportation
    • What prevents you from using active transportation more often
    • What would make it more likely that you would walk, bike or roll
    • What’s unique about your community or region
    • What’s most important for government to focus on for future changes to the transportation system that affect walking, bicycling and rolling
Send this link to everyone you know: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Snohomish County Online Open House

Snohomish County Online Open House

Provide Your Comments Through Sunday, Oct. 27

Snohomish County is seeking public feedback through a month-long online open house regarding the use of sidewalks, bike lanes and trails within the unincorporated county. We are reaching out to you because you signed up to receive information on a Snohomish County Public Works pedestrian, bike lane or trail project through one of our project web pages.

As you know, there are great benefits to being able to reach a destination by walking, running or biking – sometimes called active transportation We have created the Snohomish County Pathways for Active Transportation program to improve residents’ access to these paths and their connectivity by developing a county-wide vision and a plan to make that vision a reality.

The online open house will be live through Sunday, Oct. 27 in order to gather public feedback from residents on the county’s specific active transportation needs, barriers and use.

To have your voice heard, please visit
For more information on the Pathways for Active Transportation project, visit