Interurban Trail – South Central Segment

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The Interurban Trail is a multi-jurisdictional recreational trail of state wide significance. The Shoreline portion of the trail is three miles long extending from the Seattle/Shoreline boundary on North 145th Street to the Snohomish County line. This project will design and construct the 1 mile South Central Segment (SCS) of the Shoreline Interurban Trail (155th-175th), including landscaping & historical interpretative signage. The Shoreline Interurban Trail is a vital north-south link in the regional Puget Sound Trail system, and its development will fill a great safety need for bicyclists and others seeking a recreational trail. The Shoreline Interurban Trail runs through an area of significant residential population, currently about 5,000 people per square mile, and will connect persons to services, other modes of transportation, employment, and housing. The greater Shoreline and regional community has been involved in the development of the Trail, since its beginnings in early 1980s. This Trail is mentioned by name in the Shoreline Park, Open Space, and Recreation Services Plan, Shoreline Comprehensive Plan, and State of Washington Trails Plan, to name a few. The SCS is 1 mile long, and will be 12 ft wide with 2 ft shoulders, developed to AASHTO standards.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Shoreline Parks & Rec Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: 303607 Applicant Match: 915000 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 32 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1324

Location Details

The Interurban Trail - South Central Segment will be located on the Seattle City Light right or way (ROW) running parallel to Aurora Avenue South (Highway 99). This ROW is located approximately 100 feet east of Aurora Avenue. The ROW can be accessed at all major cross streets, 165th, 160th, and 155th. Access can also be gained through several of the properties located west of the ROW. From 1-5 take exit 176 (Shoreline, 175th exit).

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.