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We want your comments on conceptual trail designs for the Eastside Rail Corridor – Wilburton Segment.

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1. What did you like about the design for the Mercer Slough area?

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2. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

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3. What did you like about the design for the Wilburton Trestle/I-405 Crossing area?

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4. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

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5. What did you like about the design for the NE 4th Street – Grand Connection area?

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6. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

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7. What did you like about the design for the Spring District area?

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8. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

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9. Do you have any general suggestions for the design of the ERC you have not submitted already?

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October 23, 2018, 2:58 PM
  • 1. What did you like about the design for the Mercer Slough area?

    I like being able to connect to the park

  • 2. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?
    No response.
  • 3. What did you like about the design for the Wilburton Trestle/I-405 Crossing area?

    I like the nice big pullouts for the viewpoints, and the delineated areas for cyclists

  • 4. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

    It would be nice to have a bike connection to Bellevue Botanical Gardens
    It would be cool to incorporate some art into this section - maybe the trestle gateway is some cool sculptural feature?

  • 5. What did you like about the design for the NE 4th Street – Grand Connection area?
    No response.
  • 6. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?
    No response.
  • 7. What did you like about the design for the Spring District area?

    Can't wait for that connection to Northup! I wound up carrying my bike up some dirt path to 115th when I was trying to get to the 520 trail...

  • 8. Is there anything we missed or suggest we change?

    I'd love to see the undercrossings have a really awesome coordinated light installation or murals
    Why doesn't the art wall go all the way along the rail bays? I assume it's intended to block the view?

  • 9. Do you have any general suggestions for the design of the ERC you have not submitted already?

    Is there anywhere along the way that a restroom and water bottle filling station + drinking fountain could be incorporated?
    It would be really awesome to make the trail be a "pollinator pathway" with plantings that support native pollinators at each of the planned gateways. Plantings could also be made demonstrations of drought-tolerant and native plantings with interpretive signs incorporated.
    Just in general, the more art the better! Especially by local artists, or opportunities for community art projects.
    I would love for the trail to be paved. The hard-packed gravel is ok on my road bike but not great.
    It would be ideal to have a future plan for an off-road connection to the 520 trail. Or at least improve the road connection that exists.
    It might be handy to have one of those bike repair stations somewhere, with an air pump.

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Mercer Slough

The Mercer Slough area, located at the southern end of the Wilburton segment, runs from I-90 to where the ERC will cross I-405 with a new bridge. The image below provides the detailed conceptual design for this area (note: this is a large file and may require a longer download time)

Design highlights of this area include:

•Connection to SE 32nd Street (access to Mercer Slough Nature Park and I-90/Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail)
•Potential parking/gateway area near I-405 crossing
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