New cycle track connects trail system
A new cycle track now completes the regional trail link between Issaquah and Preston.
King County recently installed a 0.7-mile cycle track along High Point Way, just east of the High Point to Preston regional trail that runs parallel to Interstate 90.
“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,” Cynthia Welti, executive director of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, said in a news release.
The Washington State Department of Transportation built a 1.25-mile section of the regional trail in 2010, beginning the connection from the Issaquah to High Point Trail, but ended just short of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail trailhead. The new segment, built by the King County Road Services Division, completes the connection. The cycle track provides a bicycle lane in both directions, separated from the automobile lanes.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway is the 1.5 million-acre landscape connecting Puget Sound and central Washington. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the Greenway, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.