Seattle’s Epic Saga Over an Unfinished Trail May Finally Be Over

Beginning of Burke Gilman Trail (Photo by Visitor7)

​The Burke Gilman Trail is a 19-mile former rail line turned multi-use trail that runs west to east from the shore of Puget Sound all the way to the top of Lake Washington in Kenmore, a Seattle suburb. It is the most heavily trafficked trail in the city, popular with commuters and sport cyclists and runners and dog walkers and everyone in between. It’s taken nearly two decades of planning, environmental impact review, lawsuits, appeals, protests, political deal making and more, but the Missing Link may finally get completed next year.

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