With the City of Woodinville’s support, Seattle’s Eastside this week took one more step toward realizing a vision for a dual use rails and trails corridor along the 42-mile Eastside corridor. The Woodinville City Council passed a resolution expressing its support for an idea long supported by Cascadia Center. From the resolution:
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODINVILLE,
WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Support of Dual Rails and Trails Use of the Eastside Rail Corridor. The
Woodinville City Council supports dual rails and trails use of the entire Eastside Rail Corridor, including the main line between Snohomish and Renton; and the spur between Woodinville and Redmond.
Section 2. Support of Dual Rails and Trails Use by All Communities. The Woodinville
City Council encourages all agencies and communities along the Eastside Rail Corridor, including the mainline and the spur, to actively support dual rails and trails use of the corridor.
There is more to do, of course. But this is an important step in the creation of a functioning North-South corridor that would have an immediate positive effect and that would extend to future generations on Seattle’s Eastside.