Trails inBellinghamWhatcom Active Transportation SummitOctober 2012
Accomplishments• 70 miles of trails• Greenway Program  3 levies approved by voters  $42.5 M for acquisition of parks and t...
North Bellingham    Trail Planning
Challenges• More connections between neighborhoods• Maintenance funding is scarce• Development costs are increasing & affe...
Major     3.               Bellingham          2.         Trails1.                       featuring                     3 H...
Coast Millennium/ Marine Drive Corridor            “Lockwood” park site               with bypass trail             around...
Recent WhirlwindBeach Purchase                     VIEWPOINTLink to State tidelands & futureviewpoint on Marine DriveMARIN...
Bellingham’s Bay-to-Baker/Squalicum Creek TrailBay to the City Limits                                         To Nooksack ...
Current Study Section: Meridian to IrongateBuilding a road, trail & new creek channels                                    ...
King & Queen Mts. TrailWith future connectionsTO CORDATA/                                TO EVERSON/NORTWEST RD           ...
Recent TrailProjects:Barkley Trail Segment(Orleans to BarkleyVillage)Division St. Trail(Eliza Ave. to Aldrich Rd.)Whatcom ...
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
Current Trail Projects in Bellingham
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Bellingham Parks Director James King discusses trail projects in the city with a focus on projects north of Downtown.

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  • We’ll be well connected at Whirlwind; we’re securing greenway lands & trail corridors that will provide nonmotorized access from across town. [LASER] Here’s our North Bay Beachwalk from Little Squalicum Park on the right; the green ovals indicate 2 small parking lots.On the bluff top, Marine Drive is a designated element of our County’s Nooksack Loop Trail. This RCO request would allow for parking at the yellow ovals. The Chartwell trail is indicated with the green arrow. The red arrow indicates Whirlwind Beach is designated as a greenway system node in our Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan. I’ll pass over these connections, except for the coastal North Bay Beachwalk here (POINTER) & the Marine Drive recreational corridor here (POINTER). (CLICK, CLICK). GREEN shapes indicate existing parking lots & beach access trails. Currently the Port-owned parking lot does not publicly connect with the shore. (CLICK). YELLOW shapes indicate planned parking to serve the Whirlwind beach trail & viewpoint & a new access route to the beach from the Port parking lot. We are now negotiating purchase of a parking lot here (POINTER) on Locust Avenue & will be discussing alternatives for Port parking lot trail connections, one possibly involving use of an existing private trail here. (POINTER)
  • Current Trail Projects in Bellingham

    1. 1. Trails inBellinghamWhatcom Active Transportation SummitOctober 2012
    2. 2. Accomplishments• 70 miles of trails• Greenway Program 3 levies approved by voters $42.5 M for acquisition of parks and trails $12.5 M for trail development• $8 M grant funding for trail related projects• Greenways Strategic Plan• Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan• North Bellingham Trail Plan
    3. 3. North Bellingham Trail Planning
    4. 4. Challenges• More connections between neighborhoods• Maintenance funding is scarce• Development costs are increasing & affected by regulations• Competition is greater for fewer dollars, especially grants• Street system connections & transitions are vital, including sidewalks, crosswalks & bike lanes• Acquisitions & developer contributions are more challenging due to economic slow-down
    5. 5. Major 3. Bellingham 2. Trails1. featuring 3 Highlighted “Northside” Projects 1. Coast Millennium/ Marine Drive Corridor 2. Squalicum Creek/ Bay- to-Baker Corridor 3. King Mt. to Queen Mt. Corridor
    6. 6. Coast Millennium/ Marine Drive Corridor “Lockwood” park site with bypass trail around RR overpass STATE TIDELANDS Whirlwind Beach Planned Public Parking & Viewpoints
    7. 7. Recent WhirlwindBeach Purchase VIEWPOINTLink to State tidelands & futureviewpoint on Marine DriveMARINE DR.BIKE LANES &SIDEWALK SEGMENTSDESIRABLE
    8. 8. Bellingham’s Bay-to-Baker/Squalicum Creek TrailBay to the City Limits To Nooksack River via inland rail-trail CORNWALL PARK SQUALICUM CREEK PARKTo Nooksack Rivervia coast/Marine Drive
    9. 9. Current Study Section: Meridian to IrongateBuilding a road, trail & new creek channels SUNSET POND BUG LAKE
    10. 10. King & Queen Mts. TrailWith future connectionsTO CORDATA/ TO EVERSON/NORTWEST RD NOOKSACK RIVER TO CORNWALL PARK/ BELLINGHAM BAY B to b
    11. 11. Recent TrailProjects:Barkley Trail Segment(Orleans to BarkleyVillage)Division St. Trail(Eliza Ave. to Aldrich Rd.)Whatcom Cr. Trail(Meador/I-5 to Woburn)Cordata Park TrailsUnderway:Samish Crest TrailOver Water Walkway

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