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Interurban Trail Improvements

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Interurban Trail Master Plan report cover

Project Description

The Interurban Trail is a 24-mile, regional, nonmotorized trail that stretches from Shoreline to Everett along the route once used by electric interurban rail cards. Lynnwood's portion of the Interurban Trail is 3.8-miles long, continuing from Mountlake Terrace from the south at 212th St SW to the north end of the Alderwood shopping mall at the intersection of Ash Way and Maple. The Trail connects to the Lynnwood Transit Center and future Sound Transit City Center light rail station creating an important multimodal connection and option to a regionally serving transit hub. With the pending completion of the last major missing-link of the corridor to further separate the trail from motorized traffic at 212th St SW, Lynnwood shifts it's focus improving the overall utility and aesthetic of the trail through landscaping and amenities in order to create a safe and comfortable pedestrian and bicyclist environment that betters serves community and economic health. 

This planning project aims to better understand the community's needs of the Interurban Trail, how it can function better, and support improvements to be a stronger community asset.  

Project Phase

This is a planning project to be followed by small capital improvement projects to be complete over twenty years. 

  • Project Kick-Off: December 2015
  • Stakeholder Design Charette: February 2016
  • Planning & Outreach: 2017 - 2018
  • Board & Commission Outreach: September 2018
  • Adoption of Master Plan: Fall 2018 (anticipated)

Construction Phase will be be a series of small to medium sized enhancement projects along the corridor. The first project is the installation of a plaza at the 40th Ave West Trailhead. This ​project is will be under construction in 2018 with an anticipated date of completion November 2018. 

40th Ave W Trailhead Design

Project Manager

Sarah Olson, Deputy Director
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department 


Links to Other Projects

How Can You Be Involved?

Comments and questions about the draft Master Plan can be submitted to the Project Manager. 

Companies, groups, or volunteers interested in adopting a portion of the trail or organizing a trail clean-up event, contact Park Operations Superintendent Eric Peterson at epeterson@lynnwoodwa.gov

Neighbors and businesses bordering the trail interesting in sponsoring a small capital improvement on the trail, contact Sarah Olson at solson@lynnwoodwa.gov


information updated 8/29/2018