Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Centennial Trail History Day July 21

This news from the North County Outlook.
The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will host “Centennial Trail History Day” on July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the trail.  There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at six different sites along the 30 miles of historic rail line. It is free and open to the public.

Go to the North County Outlook for more details.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Law in Washington State for electric bikes

At our most recent General Meeting of the Trail Coalition of Snohomish County a question was directed to the Snohomish County Parks staff present about what are the Parks rules for Electric Bikes.  Russ Bosanko responded that they will need to research this more thoroughly now that a new Washington State Law has been passed that addresses some of the questions about use of electric bikes on bicycle trails and bicycle use facilities.

Washington Bikes just sent out an email with a link to their web page explanation of the new rules:

The New E-Bike Law in Washington State - What you Need to Know

In early 2018 the Washington State Legislature passed a new e-bike law. The new e-bike law more clearly defines where e-bikes can and cannot be used on bikeways, trails and streets, as well as ensuring that jurisdictions and agencies have the tools for enforcement and management of e-­bikes on streets and trails across Washington.

Find Out What This Means for You Today

Thank you Washington Bikes.  We still will look forward at  out next meeting for more clarification from Snohomish County Parks about specific rules in regards to the Centennial Trail, The Whitehorse Trail, and the Interurban Trail.

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!