Insights into progress, gaps on policy rides

Coalition members and public partners took to the trails during the Leafline Trails Summit to celebrate progress, understand gaps, and identify opportunities for collaboration. Interurban Trail – Algona to Pacific, connecting King and Pierce counties Communities, leaders, and trail managers are working together to improve trail connections between King and Pierce counties. Terry Jungman (Kent)Continue reading “Insights into progress, gaps on policy rides”

Letter to Congressional delegation: Now is the time to prioritize trails

Join Leafline Trails Coalition in asking leaders in Washington, D.C. to prioritize federal funding for trail connections. Active transportation is the cornerstone of an integrated mobility network, and multiple signature projects are ready for investment today in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. By focusing on connections between communities, underserved communities, and critical trail gaps,Continue reading “Letter to Congressional delegation: Now is the time to prioritize trails”

When we invest in the network, trails will help solve our biggest problems

As our nation grapples with major challenges, policymakers should remember that trails provide cross-cutting solutions. A trail network across central Puget Sound will provide mobility solutions, green transportation options, safe places to walk or roll, and access to the outdoors. With big gaps in access to transportation and green space throughout the region, connecting theContinue reading “When we invest in the network, trails will help solve our biggest problems”

Make your voice heard during the 2021 Legislative Session

During this first-ever virtual legislative session, you have the opportunity to meet with your state legislators to encourage them to support investments and policies that create accessible, inclusive, and safe trails for people of every age and ability. Specific priorities which will help support our vision of a connected trails network across central Puget Sound, include: protectingContinue reading “Make your voice heard during the 2021 Legislative Session”

Updates from November 12, 2020 Coalition meeting

From essential workers taking trails to get where they need to go, to families exploring nature, and old friends catching up, trails have brought so many of us a much-needed breath of fresh air this year. They’re one of the few places we can come together, even as we stay six feet apart. Even amidstContinue reading “Updates from November 12, 2020 Coalition meeting”

Introducing Leafline, a coalition to connect Puget Sound by trail

Today, leaders from King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties announced Leafline, a new coalition to connect the regional trails network. Leafline was jointly announced by elected leaders and partner organizations including: King County Executive Dow Constantine Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers To learn how youContinue reading “Introducing Leafline, a coalition to connect Puget Sound by trail”

Benefits of Connecting Communities Across Puget Sound

By connecting trails, we’re connecting communities for a better future. Investments in trail connectors and spines will: Build a resilient transportation system by connecting where people live, work, and play–bringing together rural and urban centers and maximizing the environmental benefits of active transportation; Connect underserved communities for better access to opportunity; Improve local economies byContinue reading “Benefits of Connecting Communities Across Puget Sound”