The UW is requesting a TIGER 2014 grant to help complete this critical transportation corridor before light rail opens
The Burke-Gilman Multimodal Connector will replace the critical yet aging cornerstone of the regional trail network with a modern, world-class connection. The new section will not only meet existing needs, but will provide enough capacity for bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the trail safely well into our future.
The Burke-Gilman Trail is more than a regional treasure; it is a major transportation, recreation and nature corridor and the most heavily-used trail in Washington. In recent years, the trail’s growing popularity has led to overcrowding and conicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Additional development, including a new light rail station, is anticipated to dramatically increase trail demand.
How You Can Help
We need your help in order to make our TIGER 2014 grant application successful. Sign up as a project supporter online at http://uw.edu/burke-gilman and we’ll add your name to the growing list of citizens who see the importance of this regional connection and send it in to USDOT alongside our application.
Projected Bicycle and Pedestrian Trips
per afternoon peak hour
05001000150020002010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030
238% increase92% increase
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Contact information: Elisabeth McLaughlin, UW Transportation Services, Phone: 206-616-6682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: uw.edu/burke-gilman
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