International Loop

  The plan was to ride from home to Port Angeles, take the ferry to Victoria, ride to Swartz Bay and take the ferry to Tsawwassen, ride down to Bellingham, then to La Conner, then home. We’d trained for this trip by riding the tandem a lot during the spring – basically 500 miles by …

12-21-09 article

Bikes, trains and hiking boots: Port inks deal for Eastside corridor 42-mile rail link could be used for high-capacity transit, trails  By CHRIS GRYGIEL SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF A 42-mile Eastside rail corridor stretching from Woodinville to Renton has been secured for possible future use as a high-capacity transit route and biking and hiking trails. The Port …

12-14-09 article

Seattle PI County OK’s plan to buy Eastside route for biking, transit The King County Council on Monday unanimously approved a plan to spend $26.5 million to buy about 25 miles of an Eastside rail corridor for future transportation and recreation purposes. The move by the council allows Executive Dow Constantine negotiate contracts and is …

11-20-09 article

  link to article By CHRIS GRYGIEL / SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF King County Executive Kurt Triplett on Friday announced a $26.5 million proposal to buy about 25 miles of an Eastside rail corridor for future transportation and recreation purposes. Triplett’s announcement is part of a broader push to buy and preserve the 42-mile BNSF rail corridor …

China

  December 14, 2008 – January 3, 2009 Odette, Jerry & Will travel in China   Here are the images     So Will was studying at Beijing University, spending a term in a language/exchange program run by Pitzer.  He agreed to travel with us if Odette and I came to China while he was …

5-12-08 article

Final OK for $107 million rail-line deal Full story: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004408790_webraildeal13m.html By Keith Ervin Seattle Times staff reporter Port of Seattle and King County executives signed a final deal this morning that will put a 42-mile Eastside rail corridor into public ownership. The deal paves the way for a possible combination of freight rail, commuter trains …

5-6-08 article (times)

King County OKs deal that could put trails in Eastside rail corridor Full story: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004394561_railline06m.html By Keith Ervin Seattle Times staff reporter The Metropolitan King County Council approved a three-way deal Monday that could bring bicycles and commuter trains to an old Eastside freight-rail line. If ratified by the Port of Seattle Commission, the Port …

5-6-08 article (pi)

County Council OKs Eastside trail with rail In a vote that some King County Council members call historic, the council agreed Monday to a proposal to bring an Eastside rail corridor into public ownership for a hiking and biking trail and a freight line — and potentially, for commuter transit. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/361859_trail06.html County Council OKs Eastside …

11-2-07 article

Port to buy Eastside rail corridor Full story: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003989165_railtotrail02m.html By Keith Ervin and Bob Young Seattle Times staff reporters In a tentative deal hailed as one of the most important land acquisitions in the region’s history, the Port of Seattle plans to buy a 42-mile Eastside rail corridor and lease the southern portion of it …