Issaquah and Preston now fully connected by addition of new protected bike lane
A new protected bike lane now completes the regional trail link between Issaquah and Preston, making it safe and comfortable for all road users.
The 0.7-mile lane protected bike lane (also called a cycle track) runs along High Point Way, just east of the High Point to Preston regional trail that runs parallel to Interstate 90.
“The Mountains to Sound Greenway encompasses a world-class regional trail system,” said Cynthia Welti, Executive Director of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, in a statement. “Our vision is that a walker or bicyclist could travel on safe, enjoyable, off-road routes that connect Puget Sound urban areas to the Cascades and central Washington. Filling this gap between Issaquah and Preston allows a cyclist to travel from the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle to an overlook at Snoqualmie Falls, a scenic 50-mile journey.”
The protected bike lane provides a bicycle lane in both directions, separated from the automobile lanes by a buffer zone with poles.
“With this cycle track, we are able to complete another missing link in King County’s 175-mile Regional Trails System, while creating a safer and more enjoyable experience for trail visitors,” said Dave White, Acting Assistant Director of King County Parks. “Partnering with King County Road Services Division ensured that this link was able to be made.”