Thank you, Sammamish City Council, for your continued leadership on paving the East Lake Sammamish Trail
Imagine riding on comfortable trail, separated from traffic for nearly 44 miles from Seattle around the north end of Lake Washington, past Marymoor Park, all the way to the foothills of the Cascades.
This vision has taken a long time to materialize and many people have worked to make it a reality. The East Lake Sammamish Trail, stretching 11 miles from Redmond to Issaquah, is a key link in this network.
Currently, King County is moving forward on paving a 2.6-mile stretch from 187thAve NE to Inglewood Road. When completed, this section will provide a safe, comfortable and useful connection for the 60 percent of Puget Sound residents who want to ride a bike more, but have concerns about traffic and safety.
The City of Sammamish, in partnership with King County, has been working to address neighborhood concerns and has shown strong support for moving this project forward. It is these partnerships that have created a world class system of trails in our region, such as the Burke Gilman Trail, Sammamish River Trail and now the East Lake Sammamish Trail.