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”

In 2020, we shone a light on the importance of trails

This year required a lot of us all. But, despite the distance, together we shone a bright light on the importance of trails. We formally launched in fall 2020, backed by leaders from the four counties Leafline will one day connect. Looking back at where we started—and the first gathering of trail managers, advocates, businesses,Continue reading “In 2020, we shone a light on the importance of trails”

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”

Working together for more and better trails

The qualities that makes the Northwest such an amazing place to live – access to nature, beautiful landscapes, and adventure around every corner – are embodied in our system of wide, paved, and accessible public trails. King County is a founding member of a new four-county collaborative effort, the Leafline Trails Coalition (formerly the Regional […]Continue reading “Working together for more and better trails”

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”