It was announced at a recent Sound Transit Board meeting that the CKC Trail is NOT included in a mass transit plan for ST3. This is a big victory for a group of citizens that have been working diligently over the past few months to keep buses and rail off of the trail. They have collected over 2400 signatures on their online petition to date. Their other good news is that Sound Transit included projects in ST3 that the Save Our Trail group requested such as: Bus Rapid Transit on 405, 85th St Station with bus access transit lanes extending toward downtown Kirkland, Bus on shoulder for 405, parking at Kingsgate and an environmental study. The Save Our Trail group still plans to stay involved with Sound Transit and City Council to make sure this draft plan stays on course. The ST3 draft plan and list of project can be found here.
And while we are talking about different ways to get around, and you're still feeling angst over the everyday traffic backups...have you seen this Ridematch service? Curious if you've tried it..