It’s happening! The first new segment of the Lake to Sound Trail opens Friday, March 10 @ 2:30 p.m. The Lake to Sound Trail (L2S) is a key piece in King County’s vision of an interconnected Regional Trail System.
Once completed, this 16-mile-long trail will stretch from the Cedar River Trail in Renton, to the Green River Trail and Interurban Trail intersection in Tukwila, along South 156th Way in SeaTac, to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien (the segment that is currently opening), down to the Des Moines Creek trail in Des Moines.
That means a continues route from the southern end of Lake Washington all the way to the shores of the Puget Sound!
The story of the L2S Trail stems from a partnership between King County and those five cities. Late that year and early in 2009, representatives from each city, the county, Cascade Bicycle Club, WSDOT, and the Port of Seattle gathered to review and approve the alignment for this 16-mile-long trail.
Since 2009 King County, along with the partner cities, has been working to plan, design, and construct this visionary trail, one segment at a time.
The L2S Trail is also unique in that it is unlike other King County Parks’ Regional Trails, which are typically constructed in railbanked corridors. Instead, the L2S is created using a combination of dedicated trail segments, sidewalk shared paths, and roadside sharrows.
It’s only through creative partnerships and design that increased connectivity between existing Regional Trails can be accomplished, and the L2S Trail is an amazing example of ingenuity.
Interested in joining us for the grand opening? Everyone is welcome to attend. Get directions and RSVP on our Facebook Event Page. Bring your bike, strollers, scooters, rollerblades, or just your sneakers!